Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bed Time Blues: Day 3 and 4

Day 3: This was the night that I had to put Ellie down by myself. Erik was working that night and I was not looking forward to it. 7pm rolled around, I gave Ellie a bath, fed her, and read her two books. She still seemed pretty awake so we danced in the living room to N'SYNC (don't judge me). After that I put her down...and she was asleep within 15 min! She barely was a miracle! I was so thankful and she slept for 12 hours that night.

Day 4: Last night was a little different from the night before. Erik and I did our usual night routine with her. I think she is starting to read the signs that its bed time. She immediately started crying when we took her to the bedroom. We tried calming her down but it just wasn't happening. Finally she got quiet enough and we put her down. Quickly Erik and I ran out of the room, and she fussed a bit but finally she fell asleep.

Dealing with the crying is starting to get a little better, but I still don't like it. However since we started this Ellie doesn't wake up as often as she used to. So I know this is good for her and I'm glad we're doing it. Doctor Andy said it would take 5-7 days to make this a habit for Ellie so we only have a few more days!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations; You've made a milestone that will lead to Ellie being able to put herself to sleep (day & night); and a benefit to Erik & Vannae's sleep as well as assurance that you are the dictator of bed time... not her.

    Good job sticking with it, even through the crying. Mom