I’m not really sure why I’m going to write this (out of fear I’ll jinx us yet again), but we’ve had five impressive nights of sleep in a row after that little setback I mentioned last week. And when I say “impressive,” I mean we’re getting between 11 and 12 hours of sleep from Mackenzie.
In a row.
With only a grand total of five minutes of crying in those five nights…combined.
She goes to bed super early (6:15pm) because she doesn’t take an afternoon nap and that means she gets up super early (between 5:00am and 6:00am), but we’ll take it. Travis actually enjoys the fact that she’s up so early because 1) she serves as a very pleasant alternative to a beeping alarm clock and 2) he gets to spend time with her since he rarely sees her at night anymore.
The early morning works fine for me too because as long as I swoop her out of her crib before she has the opportunity to wake Abby up, I’m able to feed her, hand her over to Travis, and fall back asleep for another hour.
It’s been really nice.
Almost too good to be true (though I imagine that after writing this post, we’ll experience a brutal night tonight so we better hit the hay early!).
I feel like it might actually be working. The sleep training, that is. It was a rough few weeks and she still cries herself to sleep at night which always breaks my heart (thankfully the crying time is shortening nightly), but the improvement has been drastic.
Just remember that before we started, she was waking up every 2 hours from 8:00pm – 5:30am. Talk about sleep deprivation.
Even though I’m afraid of jinxing our progress, I wanted to share the positive news because it really has been a nice five days. If you’re attempting to sleep train and you’ve had a few rough nights, just keep at it…your baby will learn the new routine, even if it takes longer than expected (we were told it would be 3 rough nights and then it would get better…yeah right!).
Good luck to anyone and everyone who needs more sleep! We’ve had five nights of decent sleep in a row but we’re still WAY behind in the sleep department.
ha, and we probably will be until our kids go off to college…
Until next time,
And for the heck of it, I’m going to throw a few pictures in here from the other day. Mac was chowing down on some oatmeal and Abby was busy entertaining her. Enjoy!
Check out baby Abby enjoying some oatmeal back in the day…see a resemblance?