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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Tuesday, April 7

All Night-er

Doctors (or at least mine) categorize babies as sleeping "through the night" when they sleep 5-6 hours at one time, which Mac did at 2 months (far before his sister, which I think was closer to a year!). I don't know about you, but 5 hours is NOT all night, nor is it for most parents. But after the newborn weeks of getting up every hour to two hours, it can feel like all night.

Well last night, for the first time, Mac slept from when I fed him at bedtime around 8pm and didn't eat again until 7am! Awesome! Although he didn't sleep solidly, as he woke up a few times for his pacifier and eventually daddy just put him in his swing, but I'll take it! I feel like if he doesn't need to eat to go back to sleep, it doesn't count as "getting up." I really don't mind the early morning feeding, usually around 4 or 5am, because I know I still have at least an hour to sleep again until the Bigs are up. But if we can wean it out altogether, all the better!

Now we just need to wean him from his swaddle and then hopefully he can just stick his pacifier back in himself. I have a feeling it sounds much easier than it is going to be, as past attempts have failed. Fingers crossed!

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