Oh, if I had a dollar for every time a friend, or family member, or random stranger at Target asks me this question…
Unfortunately, the answer is still no, by my definition of bedtime to morning, Little Lion is still not sleeping through the night.
This has been a source of a lot of feelings of failure on my part. For whatever reason, I have it stuck in my brain that babies should be sleeping all night by now. I have struggled with dealing with the fact that LLisn’t there yet. The frequent inquiries from so many people doesn’t help. Despite the fact that I know better in my head, every time someone new asks, a little piece of my Mommy Confidence dies. Maybe it is that all of the sleep training books say so (the promise of sleeping babies must sell lots of copies!). I remember in the sleep deprived days of new motherhood, reading about how, if you do things “right” your baby would be sleeping through the night at 12 weeks old, and thinking that 12 weeks seemed like such. a. long. time.
Now, here we are at 9 MONTHS, and I feel like I might die.