apparently i was doing everything wrong. go me!

so remember how i mentioned that rodney wasn't sleeping really well? long story short, he wasn't napping longer than a half hour (if that long at all). i would have to lay him down asleep and pray that he wouldn't wake up when i shut the door. he was eating every 2 hours at night. ack! top it all off i couldn't find my sleep bible. i've been looking for a month now as i knew that sleep training was due. so, rewind two days ago and i find the book. place it in the bathroom (only place i can have some peace and quiet).

turns out, i was doing everything wrong. what? after 3 kids you'd think i would remember how to put a baby down to bed. nope. granted, a bout of bronchiolitis and an ear infection kind of threw us out of whack. but really? total goof up over here.

yesterday i thought i'd give it a go since i was feeling confident. i put rodney to bed just an hour after waking up in the morning, which means he was only awake for 40 minutes before i started soothing him to sleep. and guess what? he slept for an hour and a half! and he woke up happy! and he only woke up ONE TIME LAST NIGHT. what?! this morning i could see a light at the end of the tunnel and i called the mental insitution and canceled my reservation.  yay for sleeping rodney! two thumbs up! we're going to make it!


Rebecca said...

That book was my bible with my kids as well. Sleep training is so much easier when you're actually doing it right!

Trent & Tara said...

I had to revert back to my sleeping bible with Lyla and found I had forgotten everything. you would think you remember. I love seeing him with his elephant we got him....yay!!

Lindsy Hartsock said...

Love that book! Good luck with Rodney! I hope he keeps sleeping well. You have such a beautiful little family.

Melanie said...

So glad to hear you're getting a bit more rest. Happy, rested babies make happy, rested mommies. :)

Terril Family said...

:) Ty has those same jammies! Now, if he was just sleeping that good too. Glad to hear things are going well for you guys!

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