Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sleeping...

Lately, I have been trying to get Carson to sleep on his own. We didn't originally plan to ever put him in the bed with us b/c of the danger of SIDS, but out of desperation one night we did. From then on, almost every time we put him down to sleep in the crib or pack n play, he would wake up every few minutes. So the last few days I have been resisting the urge to hold him so much and every time he falls asleep I put him down by himself, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but I figure the more he "practices" the more he will sleep on his own. Also Cory has to fight the urge to sleep with him in the recliner from 6-11pm every night. I know he misses him since he works, but now I asked him to put him down after his 9pm feeding. And last night I was so excited that Carson slept in the pack n play for 4 hours at a time and then 2 hours after another feeding. I hope this is actual progress and not just a fluke!

4 comments:

Candace said...

Addison did the same types of things! You are not alone! (And I hate to admit if she wakes up at night, even now, we plop her in bed with us so we can sleep!)

And they call it puppy love said...

Thanks Candace, that makes me feel better :)

Living4Him said...

Clint Eastwood once said in a movie "endeavor to preserver." I could go on-and-on about "methods" and so forth, but then you would loose some of the joy of motherhood. One day, I promise, you will look back and have such tales to tell about these times :)
I think you are on the right track...just don't give up. Even if he does not do well for a night or two!
When you are on maternity leave, days can seems like years. Try writing things down so that you can remember how long it has really been :) Just a few suggestions but I think you are making a GREAT Mommy!!
Much Love!
Alison

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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