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.