My child doesn’t sleep through the night and that makes me happy.
I know, this title is weird. Why does a baby that wakes during the night at age one make me happy? Milk supply, weight loss for me during the night, chubbier baby, and my period is still absent. Yes, that’s right. No period for me when the baby nurses through the night. That makes me happy.
It was 17 months postpartum with Liam before my period returned. So far, with Nick, no period either. Other advantages of the nighttime waking and nursing is that I don’t have to pump as much during the work day because the baby is getting plenty of milk during the night and a lot of the time drinks less during the day.
How do I not be a zombie during the day? Co-sleeping with a crib side car next to the bed. Nick crawls over to me to nurse and I tend to fall back asleep. Sometimes he crawls back to his crib, other times I move him back.