Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

A Corner Has Been Turned

It is with great pleasure I announce the latest milestone in the life our now 8-month old son.  While his first teeth (all 5 of them) have already come in, and he’s able to sit up on his own and do a very speedy army crawl (arms only, he’s just getting his feet and legs into the game now), there is one big accomplishment that has eluded him, and us.

For the first time in his relatively short life, Sebastian slept through the entire night.  I’m a little goosebumpy just typing that, but it’s true.  Danielle got him up in wee hours for a ‘dream feed’, but he even slept through that.  For nearly 8 hours, he didn’t make a peep, and even woke up in a good mood, cooing and chatting with the toys in his room.

With the warm weather of late, we’ve had a small fan in his room to keep the cooler air moving around, and it’s probably the loudest fan in the world.  We’re suspicious that it’s the white noise that helped him stay sleeping, so we’re going to dig up an old Sleep Machine that I got Danielle years ago that simulates a number of white noises (ocean waves, rainforest, thunderstorm, etc.) and set it up in his room.

I don’t want to convince myself that this is the new normal, much like most Ontarians and our recent weather, but a man can hope.  Indeed,  a man can hope.

I’m now dreaming of whole nights of uninterrupted sleep, and my weary eyes see some light at the end of the tunnel.  Huzzah!

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  1. Celine April 30th, 2012 9:47 am

    Wow that sure is a milestone, next up the walking and the running. Oh I just can’t wait ’til my daughter turns that big and do what she’s destined for!

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