Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sleep Training, continued

VICTORY!! I think.

Sophie has consistently slept in her crib every night now for over a week. This is awesome. We are way ahead of where we ever were before, and it rocks. The last several nights it's taken an average of 30 minutes of pick up/put down before she falls asleep. It's always a bit creepy when this happens, as she cries, cries, pauses, cries, pauses some more, cries, OUT. Sleep takes her so suddenly that both Vic and I have to check and make sure she's still breathing lol.

So, in the first major battle of wills, we have finally come out the winners. Sophie did kick our asses pretty well at first, but we beat her down. At least at night. We gave up on daytime naps for the moment, and she still sleeps on me. I'm not entirely opposed to this. It's certainly easier than spending hours singing to her, after which she is still awake and now cranky because she didn't get a nap. Plus having a baby sleep on you is sweet. The downside, of course, is I can't get anything done, which is the major reason I wanted her to take naps in the crib. Oh well. I will work on that later when I'm more determined.

Sophie is exacting revenge, however. She may be forced to sleep in the crib at night, but she sure doesn't have to sleep for long. I've been up every 90 minutes for the last few nights. There's not much point in Vic getting up, so it's been almost entirely on me. I don't know why she is suddenly feeding at night so frequently--she may not even really be hungry, but if nursing her is the fastest way to get her back to sleep, I'll do it. It's not like she can overfeed from the breast anyway.

So, she's been eating pretty frequently during the day, and now every 90 minutes at night. This makes for a tired Becky. Thank goodness I pull her into bed with me after Vic leaves for work, so I can sleep until around 10 am or so, and catch up a bit.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sense another growth spurt coming on. Congrats on the little victories!

Bernice said...

Baby steps, baby steps. Hurray for Sophie's milestones.

Becky said...

Yeah, growth spurts...seems she's having one every time I turn around lol.

And thanks!!

Mookie said...

"Sophie did kick our asses pretty well at first, but we beat her down."

Self defense or not, I'm sure children/family services will not take this lightly. Baby beater!!!

"Plus having a baby sleep on you is sweet. The downside, of course, is I can't get anything done,..."

Uh-huh, I bet. Seems to me you think its sweet because it gets you out of things, and you slave drive your poor, hard-working hubby to make sure the house is kept up.

"Sophie is exacting revenge, however. She may be forced to sleep in the crib at night, but she sure doesn't have to sleep for long."

Consider this the TET Offensive. Soon the intrnational media will turn on you and influence the public discourse against you trying to force a withdrawal. Don't listen to them!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that the mandatory frivolity is out of the way- glad its getting better. Hopefulywihtin a couple weeks you'l have her sleeping longer in her crib.

Becky said...

Mike--get me out of things?! Actually it sucks more because I have to wait until late afternoon to do the cleaning. I'd much rather do this while Vic's at work and I'm bored anyway, instead of taking away from my time with him when he gets home.

As for the Tet Offensive....damn I'm exhausted! Up every 90 minutes for about half an hour the last few nights. Hope she knocks it off soon.