Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Still in training....

As much as I have learned along the " I am a mom" path...there is still so much to learn. Sometimes I do things and later think of a better way to do it.
You can't beat yourself up over mistakes as a mom, you just kick your own a** and move on.

About 6 months ago I was going to sleep train Tucker. He was never a bad sleeper, he just wasn't always on schedule. Well, due to sickness it never happened. So time went on and things were ok. Around 2 weeks ago he had this horrible croup. So I stuck him in our bed to watch and listen for him. Well after that he was having trouble going back to his bed. We didn't mind him sleeping with us except for the simple fact he dug his toes in my back, hair, stomach in the middle of the night. Not to mention the wild arms spasms that left me with bruises.

So this week I was due or die sleep training. I can't do the "cry it out" method because I can't listen to him scream for hours. So Sunday night I laid him down after a bath and book. I sit in his room and opened a book. He tossed, turned, got up and yelled at me, fought and fought. Every time he popped up I just reassured him and told him its "night night". I would leave the room, let him cry some and come back and lay him down and sit. After over an hour, he was sound asleep till 6:30 the next morning.
Night 2 (last night). Same routine....bath, book, bed. Within 15 minutes he was curling up with his blanket and getting quiet. I reassured him ONCE and within 30 minutes he was sound asleep till 6:45am.
Also, let me add. Tucker used to wake up at least one for sippy of "silk" in the middle of night....BUT the last 2 nights NOTHING but silence.
He is happy in the morning and I think we will all be in better moods.

I hope I didn't just jinx myself, but I am too excited not to share. For one...I don't have to do the Cry It OUT and feel guilty AND this is working.

wish me luck for the rest of the week!!!!!


Amy said...

oh man, i'll cross my fingers and toes for you! Brady gets up lately and signs milk and it's hard not to give it to him. I have a feeling his canines are going to make an appearance soon!

Good luck!!!!!!

Erin said...

Good luck! Whenever I posted on a great night of sleep I jinxed myself and now don't mention it. :)

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Good luck!

Lyr said...

Good luck! You can do this, I know you can!