Baby Wise - Day 1

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This is exactly what I have felt like for the last month and a half!  OH.MY.GOSH.  I'm exhausted! Let me do a little backtracking. When Wyatt was first born and for the first 2.5 months of life (when he slept in our room) he was a great sleeper! He would sleep until about 2-3 every night, eat, and sleep again until about 8.  Then we I decided to make a great decision to move him to his crib.  I was terrified of having the child who would never leave our room.  When we made that transition and for the past month & a half he has become so unpredictable at night. Some nights he wakes up 3 hours in a row!  I got into the awful habit of nursing him back to sleep...I know, I know,  I should have known better.  So now, here we are, trying to get him to sleep through the night...without nursing.  IT.IS.PAINFUL.  I was given "Baby Wise" as a gift and so I thought I'd give it a couldn't hurt, right?
Yesterday was our first full cycle and he did AMAZING!!

He napped when he was supposed to and everything. The only real road block we hit was that he couldn't wait until 8 to eat, so I fed him at 7:30, but it was fine because he didn't go down to sleep until 8:15.  I woke up at 2 and he was still sleeping! At 3 he started fussing but then tried to self soothe (suck on his hand) until about 3:45 and then I went in when he started really crying.  I stayed with him until about 4:15 when he was back asleep, and that was it...he slept until I woke him at 7.  I couldn't believe it was that easy!  I'm hoping today goes just as well.  I'm a little nervous because we are going to dinner tonight but I'm going to try and have him home at least by 7:45. Fingers crossed he'll be sleeping through the night within the week!!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. This makes me nervous, LOL. I am due in November and I obviously have no idea what I'm about to get into!!!