Saphira has been a great night-time sleeper since day one. However, during the day she will only sleep on us or in the car seat/moving stroller - if we put her down she wakes up. Up until last week, she was usually sleeping about 12 hours at night on her own, so the day time was perfectly reasonable for her to want people time. Last week though, she started going to be later and later, and then still waking up at the same time in the morning, and wanting her people time. Well that wasn't the deal - the deal was 12 hours! Anyways, last night I decided enough is enough, and I'm doing a proper bedtime routine with her. So we bathed her at 7:30, I fed her and got her to sleep at 8. Then I put her down, she woke up about 20 minutes later, I put her back to sleep (very easily, not fussy at all), put her down, she woke up a few minutes before 9, I nursed her and put her back down. Then she slept. She slept until 3:30 (she's very good at long stretches!) went back to sleep and slept until 8! 11 hours and she woke once! And that period between 8-9 was very easy too.
I didn't want to get too excited until I repeated the exact same process tonight, and it happened the exact same way! So far at least, we'll see when she wakes, but like I said, she's amazing at long stretches! WOOHOOO!!!!
And for a side comment - she started interactively smiling last week (at 5 weeks) and now she smiles and smiles and it makes my heart melt! She smiles while nursing, while playing with DH and while we have conversations with her - it's just all so amazing!