11.17.2011

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!

5 comments:

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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