Sleeping through the night...?

Soo...Paisley slept through the night last night and I'm not really sure what to do.  I'm nearly positive it was a fluke accident because she's been in a weird funk the last couple of days, but I'm just still in shock.  I went to bed at 10:30 and woke up at 6:00 to her saying good morning.  She even fell back asleep when I fed her after that until 8:00!  weird.  I worry about her sleeping through the night because it's supposed to up the risk of SIDS, but at the same time, I certainly don't want to discourage it.  Like I said, I don't know what to say about the whole thing.  It was nice to get some sleep, but its really not that bad getting up for 10 min to feed her every couple hours either.  As far as the weird funk goes, she was up the entire day on Wednesday, no naps, no nothing with her Daddy.  I was at a district meeting in Vegas all day and didn't get back until late and she was still up!  She slept and ate normally that night and then was sad and fussy almost all day yesterday, but took her naps like normal.  I think she may have eaten one more time though, and was up a bit later that usual, but other than the added fussiness I don't feel like she had a huge reason to make it through the night.  I'm overanalyzing.  I'm worried something is wrong with her or she's sick.  I hope not.  She's still stuffy, and I'm just worried that it finally moved into her ears and thats why she's fussier.  I hope not-ear infections are the worst.  Anyway, work is bittersweet.  I have the funnest job in the world, and I love it, but it sure is hard to leave my baby.  Our district meeting in Vegas was so cool because I got to meet a whole bunch of other store managers and learn a lot from them.  The business end of retail is a lot to learn!  Oh, and to answer all of your questions-yes I am still breast-feeding.  I am going to breast-feed as long as I possibly can.  The first question anyone asks me is "Are you still breast-feeding?"  Yes.  I pump all day at work and switch off with Jon.  Why everyone is so concerned about how I feed my baby kills me.  It's hard, but its free and much better for my baby and I'm going to do whatever I can to make it continue to work!  so there.  So yes, Paisley is doing good and getting big WAY too fast and we love her so much.  The only way I can really compare is having her and being away from her is like that first crush in Junior High.  They are all you can think about, talk about, blog about, dream about, and you just yearn to be with them and hold their hand...


  1. I read you post a few days ago and have been thinking about it since then. I remember having a lot of those fears, too. The first time he slept through the night I ran into his room at 7 am in a total panic. I wished he could talk to me and tell me what was wrong if he was acting strangely.

    But I thought of this analogy: over-worrying about SIDS would be like over-worrying about a car accident. You could do everything in the world to prevent it, but it still COULD happen. You could only drive in the middle of the night when there were fewer people on the roads. Or you could refuse to drive in a car at all, and walk or bike everywhere. But then where does that leave your life?

    Perhaps Ms. Paisley knows you need some extra rest right now with the new job and the added stress. It's still a personal decision, (and perhaps one to pray about) but I wouldn't wake her up if and when she sleeps through the night.

    Oh, and way to go with the pumping thing - that's not easy.

  2. oh my goodness!! i can't believe i didn't realize you already had your little Paisley... about 3 MONTHS AGO!! it's been too long!


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