First, let me provide a little background. The Blueberry has had a couple 4 or 5-hour feeding/sleeping blocks per day for at least a month now. This means that from the time he begins a certain feeding till the time he begins the next feeding is X amount of time. These blocks mean a high likelihood of anywhere from 3 to 4 hours of sleeping for both mom and baby! (Before you ask, the only reason he's occasionally up for hours in the middle of the night is when mom and dad stupidly allowed him to do these long blocks during the day. We're working on it.)
Typically, after a long nap the baby wakes up famished and has to refill his tummy on the double. However, this morning the Blueberry gave me a 5 hour block (i.e. 4 hours of sleep) even though he only slept soundly for 3 hours! Yes, you read that correctly. I fed him at 2 am and we were both in bed by 3 am--generally, he takes about 30-45 minutes to eat and I give him 15 minutes of cuddle-time to either fall asleep or get really drowsy before I put him in his bed. Just before 6 am I awoke to hear his grunting and gurgling that often accompanies his tummy workings, e.g. gas or pooping. I put on my glasses and peered down at him from our bed. Wide-eyed and wiggling, the Blueberry was awake as can be. However, he wasn't crying and wasn't exhibiting any signs of distress. I waited. This went on for several minutes (or more as I may have dozed), finally I heard a noisy fart or poop. I looked over and the Blueberry's eyes were closing and off to sleep he was drifting. Not a single wail! Back to sleep I went and in another hour he woke me up as usual (no big fit to suggest he had been waiting impatiently) for his diaper change and breakfast.
Have I mentioned my baby is awesome? Granted, this happening might not occur again any time soon, but I shall definitely express my gratitude while I can.
He's also quite patient as Mommy snaps picture after picture trying to capture his precious smile.