Wednesday, December 3, 2008

4 Monthsish + 1 - Sleep Training Day 2

From the night before:

Cried 1 hour.
Slept until 1 AM.

Put to bed at 1:25 AM
Cried 40 minutes.
Slept 20 minutes.
Cried 15 minutes.
Got him up and changed/fed him.

Back to bed at 2:45 AM.
Didn't cry.
Slept until 6:45 AM.

Worried I've ruined our hard work by getting him up again after the 1:00 feeding but didn't know what else to do. He was fine though. When I did get him up, he was smiling and laughing on the changing table within 30 seconds. Little goober.

Put to bed at 9:30 AM
Didn't cry. (Poor thing is exhausted!)
Slept until 11:00 AM

Put to bed at 1:45 PM (So tired!)
Cried maybe 15 seconds?
Slept until 3:45 PM

Put to bed at 6:20 PM
Still crying at 6:25 PM.

I wonder why he cries at night, but not during the day?

I left a little bit of light in the room tonight thinking that was making the difference.

I don't know if I can keep doing this if we have another night like last night.


Jenn said...

Sleep training is so hard! It goes against EVERY instinct a mother has, letting her baby cry like that. BUT it's better to do it now than to wait. Trust me, the older they get the harder it is!

T with Honey said...

Ugh! Just reading these sleep training posts makes me tired and weary of that first year with a baby. I honestly chalk up Princess's good sleeping habits to laziness. Yes, that's right.
Honey and I were too lazy to get out of bed right away. If it was just the normal crying or fussing it would take us at least 2 minutes to move. Thus Princess learned to self-soothe and put herself back to sleep.

Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

OH! Does this bring back memories with Nathan!!!!

I remember you giving me strength to do JUST this. Remember??

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Bean really took to it quick - as did Ava. Our boys are the ones!!!!!!!

I'm thinking about you. xoxo Julie

My Lil Family