When Olive was still young and she slept all those hours, weren’t you worried that she wasn’t getting enough milk? I know of a baby that had to be put on the drip because he slept so much that he got dehydrated.

Oh, I went back to the 7 month post (which I’m guessing this question came from) and I think I might have accidentally misled you, because apparently I don’t know how words work.

What I said was something like “Olive started sleeping through the night at two weeks” and what I SHOULD have said was that she was two weeks old the first TIME she slept through the night.

For the first few weeks she woke up every 2-3 hours, and you’re absolutely right that if she wasn’t waking that often, nurses/midwives would be encouraging me to wake her until she regained her birthweight because little babies can often sleep through feedings and then get weak from hunger and sleep more and miss more feedings and OH MY GOD YOU’RE STARVING YOUR BABY!

So she woke every 2-3 hours, with the exception of that night when my mom took Olive into bed with her and I woke five hours later with ginormous boobs thinking my baby had been rolled on or something.

I think at about three or four weeks old she was over birth weight and started doing a four hour stretch, then every two after that.

Then I have no idea but I know she was sleeping 8-9 hours at Christmas.

SO, thank you for making me clarify. I don’t want to be that guy who’s looking back through rose tinted glasses talking about how my baby shat gold and slept ten hours from the night she came home.


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