Baby Is Not Sleeping Through the Night? Enjoying the Moment

Having a little bundle of joy excites you more than anything. However, just a few days after having that blissful moment of joy reality sinks in. You face the heap of laundry, washing the dishes, and cleaning he house along with the long resounding cry of your beloved little angel. On top of this, is being able to get little to no sleep at all. So your baby is not sleeping through the night? It might seem awful right now, but try to enjoy this moment. Seriously!

According to experts, some babies will be able to adjust and sleep soundly by the time they reach third month. So more parents at this stage get to sleep through the night. A perfect recharge to face another day! What if your child still isn’t outgrown this phase? One inspiring story for moms struggling in this phase actually gave me hope that everything will get better. The blog simply says “Let It Be“. The name of the post really says it all.

“Equally, when you seek out the 15% of parents whose child never sleeps, it feels good – we are not alone! You too are up every few hours with a teething/nocturnal/wide-awake child. At 3am I know that maybe 5 of my friends are up too, we may as well have a conference call (and a coffee).”

Yes, this too shall pass. Well, enjoy it while it lasts because before you know it, your little bundle of joy will go off to college. Well maybe that’s still a ways off, but you get the point! If your baby is not sleeping through the night, take the time you will spend awake as some bonus time together. One day you’ll long for that.

Comments

  1. My guy didn’t STTN until about 9.5months – he was waking up once or twice during the night to nurse and would fall back asleep. Which was a bit rough when I went back to work at 3 months, but now that he’s 2.5yrs old I’ve recharged on sleep at least until the next one arrives.

    • Definitely sounds like a tough time, but you made it through! I try to encourage parents who are in the midst of the sleeping struggle. It will eventually pass. Thanks for commenting Christene!

  2. In retrospect, I learned that it’s easier to be up at odd hours of the night loosing sleep with an infant than to fret over adult children. I find myself sensing the joy of holding my once babies close to my body, nursing, singing, or caressing my precious one and that’s long gone, but I have no regrets and thankful God allowed me to have the experience. I would say to new mothers to try to keep things in perspective and cling to every second of their small one’s life. Time really is fleeting. Thanks for stopping by my place!

    • Thanks for the comment Cathy. I agree completely with everything you. Such a blessing to experience all the aspects of parenting. The good and the bad. Try to enjoy every second!