If you're a parent, chances are you're acutely aware that having a baby means you're going to be losing sleep for the foreseeable future. And if you're a soon-to-be parent, you're probably wondering if there's any way to predict just how crappy a sleeper your baby will be. I mean, is there a legitimate reason why my friend's baby slept through the night seemingly right away, while my kindergartener still wakes up at all hours of the night? Can astrology predict our babies' ability to achieve the holy grail of baby life and sleep through the night?
To find out, I consulted a few astrology websites to see if the stars were right about my little ones' sleeping abilities. And guys, no one was more surprised than me to learn that they were pretty spot. My oldest is a Gemini, which means that she has a dual personality (she does). It also means that, as a baby, her sleep schedule was erratic at best. One night she would sleep through the night, and the next she'd be up every few hours. My middle child is a Scorpio, through and through — calm, intense, and completely attached to his mama. He could only sleep through the night when he was touching me, so I spent more than a few nights dangling my arm into the co-sleeper next to the bed, trying to calm him while getting some rest myself. Then, there is my youngest — an Aquarius. According to Astrospeak, people born under this sign are by far the worst sleepers of the Zodiac, often only sleeping for a couple of hours a night. This, too, is pretty spot on.
If you’re expecting a baby, you might want to read on to find out just how much sleep you're likely to miss out on, based on your babies astrological sign. It can't hurt, and it just might give you insight into your baby's future sleeping skills.