Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The time has come

to get my baby to sleep. Let me back up a bit, back around late November I thought I was the luckiest mom on the planet. Yes, I had an extremely fussy baby, but a baby that slept. I did a good job, I'm patting myself on the back, of practicing the eat, play, sleep schedule. I got Cameron on a great nap schedule MUCH earlier than Cooper ever was. He quickly got on night time routine and as he was nearing the 2 month mark he began stretching out the first feeding later and later and later. Before I knew it he was only waking up around 5, then the next night 5:30, then before I knew it he was pretty much sleeping all night long. Then something went terribly wrong. Winter colds, ear infections, 3 rounds of antibiotics in two months. More than 3 months have gone by and I am now getting up sometimes 5 or more times a night. The kid is spoiled with a capital S. He is 6 months old and weighs about 16 lbs and I am done. Some babies come out of the womb sleeping well and some babies you just have make sleep well. We did it to Cooper and now it's your turn little guy. I know it sounds terrible but the only way he is going to sleep good again is to not go in his room. It's something Steve and I have been talking about and we needed to mentally prepare ourselves. It could get ugly. Tomorrow is the night. No more feedings, no more rocking, no more patting. I know you are technically supposed to start slow, but we have been patting him back to sleep for months. Wish us luck, I will give an update later in the week.

ps- it took Cooper two nights, 15 minutes each night. Been a great sleeper ever since.

4 comments:

ginmommy said...

Oy!! I feel bad for you guys. I will be texting you bright and early Thursday morning, seeing if all survived.

The McAfee's said...

You go girl!! It will be so worth it!!!! Be strong!!! Us moms have to stick together! Go sit on the garage steps if you need to get away from the crying! I've done it before!

Tracey said...

It stinks, BUT you will be glad!! Hang in there. Call me if you need to! :)

Jaime Mac said...

Oh my, things could get ugly 'round the Lee house! Good luck to you guys! Be strong! :)