Aubrey’s room is upstairs next to the washer and dryer, which are running. As you pass those and come down the stairs, you enter the kitchen with the dishwasher, running. You then head through the kitchen into our living room, where you will find me. I watch TV, and mindlessly pinterest as I continually check the monitor. This soy eggnog, and the amount of background noises between Aubrey and I are what is keeping me sane. It is the second night of attempting the ‘Cry It Out’ method, to finally get our little man out of our bed ,and sleeping better through the night. We were told by our family doctor to wait until he is 5 months old. He is now emotionally stable enough to learn how to fall asleep on his own.
Last night, training began by doing the same bedtime routine we have done since he was 6 weeks old. I then, placed him in his crib and he began to scream and did not stop for 2 hours. Then, finally he fell asleep. After that, the night went better than expected. He woke up 3 times through the night. the first only to feed.The second he screamed for 35 minutes and 10minutes at the last. As I woke up for the day, hearing him talking, I look over and see that it is 8am. HE LASTED UNTIL 8AM! the longest he has ever lasted in his crib was 6am. I was amazed.
Tonight began the same with our routine beginning. He, instead of lasting through a book and his lullabies, fell asleep during feeding. I went with it and placed him into his crib. 20 minutes later, the screaming began. this time it lasted only 40 minutes. He then stopped, as though thinking “well thats not working” and looked around his room quietly until he finally fell asleep. Now its time to rest my mind, as the books all say that the second night is the worst. this is just one of those parts of parenthood that you need to go through. Like labour, it will all be worth it in the end. For Christmas, I would like Aubrey sleep trained and only waking once a night for feeding. Do you think Santa can bring me that? 😉
Katie Rose xo
P.S. looking at these pictures from yesterday of his handsome face makes the screaming not that bad.