In fairness the main challenge for us as parents has been a lack of consistency – some nights she will wake just once or twice and go back to sleep easily, others she’ll wake every hour and cry no matter what you do to comfort her.
After a string of not-great nights, however, last night C did something I don’t think she’s ever done before.
SHE SLEPT THROUGH!!!!
And I mean properly slept through – from a little after 7 in the evening for a full 12 hours.
I’m under no illusions that this is going to be a new habit, but the childminder has been told that whatever she did with her yesterday she should do every single day from now on.
And obviously whilst she might have slept through, I still ended up going to check on her, amazed and slightly aghast at her sleeping prowess, no fewer than three times in the night.
Of course people forget that babies aren’t necessarily meant to sleep through the night; that it’s normal for them to wake a few times, and in fact it’s pretty normal for adults to wake in the night too.
But that’s not stopping me doing a little happy dance this morning and heading to work with a new found spring in my step.
Long may it continue.