A newborn sleeps a lot.
Just not all at night. And, Caleb has been typical for a breastfed baby, in that he generally wants to eat every two hours or so, whether that's 3 pm or 3 am, it does not make a difference to him. So, for the past month, I've typically gotten no more than 2 consecutive hours of sleep.
But in the past two nights, I've been blessed with, suddenly, a near full night's rest.
Monday night, he only woke up twice, and then last night -- miracle of miracles -- he only woke up once! That's practically sleeping through the night in my book!
The extra sleep is nice, but having such a sudden change in routine is also weirdly disorienting. For me and my boobs. Last night, for instance, when he had a long stretch from 7:30 pm to 2 am, I was up at 12:30 am standing over his crib -- both because I wanted to make sure he was still breathing and because I was kinda hoping he'd wake up because my boobs were killing me! I ended up pumping twice during that long sleep spell of his.
I don't know if this new business of sleeping so long is just a fluke or if he's trending toward being able to make it through the night, only time will tell, but despite waking up with boobs that feel like boulders, I'm appreciating the extra Zzzzzs!