Since my munchkin has been born we have always taken a pause to see if he is breathing. I don’t know why we as parents do that, but it seems to be automatic these days.
I guess because anything can happen my problem is that I will wake up periodically even if he isn’t crying just to see if he is Ok! I personally don’t want to wake up but my body does this almost every night. Sometimes I try to ignore the fact that I just woke up at 3 am and try to force myself to go back to sleep. I normally end up staring into the dark until the sun comes up. Or I will get up and do some chores. Thank goodness for naps!