Thursday, July 26, 2007

OH! What a Beautiful Morning!

Oh! What a beautiful day!

The birds may have been chirping. The sunrise may have been glowing more spectacular than ever. And the air may have carried the warmest, most delightful breeze.

The W. Family, however, missed out on all of the glories of the early morning. Do you want to know why?

Because Lincoln slept through the night!!! Oh, and I'm not talking about a simple 6 hour stretch. I'm talking about a whole 9 hours!! OMG! Let's take just a moment to exult in the joy that comes with a sleeping baby. Feel free to do the happy dance, bake a cake, or send a card. Our baby slept through the night!


{Encore. This is just too good!}


You have to understand that this is huge news in our house since neither Eric, or myself have slept more than about 6 hours at a time since Lincoln has been home. On special, rare occasions, we've blown off our housework and projects and succumb to the bed almighty but again, this has been rare.

So, last night, Lincoln finished his evening bottle around 8:30 and fell asleep immediately after. We fully expected his 2 a.m. belly timer to go off as he needed another bottle. As you may recall, this is the alarm that sets off the billy goat holler from the little one in the jammies and wet diaper. Last night, it was Eric's turn to be the late night feeder. In turn, I would be the middle of the night/ early morning bottle bringer. Eric suggested, "Why not let him go to see how long he can stretch in between feeds.

Ummm... okay! Since Lincoln was already resting comfortably in his swing, Eric let him ride it out until he woke. Eric decided to make his nest on the sofa next to Lincoln's swing as he anticipated a hungry, crying infant to wake him shortly thereafter.

At 6 a.m.! Lincoln began to stir and Eric realized that he had slept the whole night on the sofa and Lincoln; safe and sound in his swing. Hooray!

1 Welcome Comments:

Kate said...

Congratulations. Maybe Colin will let us sleep for 7 hours? Maybe?

We can't wait to see you this weekend!!!!!!!! Bring your sleeping beauties. We'll be up!