“Is she sleeping at night?” or “How many times does she wake up at night?” is one of the main questions we are always asked since having Ever. Lucky for us, Ever is an amazing sleeper. I’m not entirely sure if it’s genetics or just all the great advice I received before her arrival but apart from a few bad weeks in the beginning she is more or less snoozing through the night at less than 12 weeks. Yay!
She then will wake up to feed at around 4am and 8am and can sleep in with me until about 11am. This schedule works for my routine as I come home late and love to sleep in, but can definitely be moved earlier for different habits. The most useful part has been to make sure she doesn’t open her eyes when she wakes up to feed. I get the milk to her before she cries so she’s dream feeding. Then she is happy to stay cozily in bed until my wake-up call.