Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sleeping like a Baby... more like a Daddy ;)

Now that I have all this free time at night, I can finally blog like I want to but now I'm at a loss of blogging topics...
UPDATE: If you read Harp's sleeping story you know that I have been her sleeping slave for the last eleven months. BUT, we I (why do I always have to do the mean jobs) have been putting her in either her pack and play in our room or her crib upstairs at night. At first it suckkkked! She screamed and cried and I felt like she was ripping my heart out and stomping on it telling me I was the worst mother ever, it was terrible but she would eventually stop and just sit there. Literally sit there, paci in mouth clutching her baby listening to her lullaby's for a good 30 minutes. And then she would all of a sudden just fold over. Mom-1 Harper-0. It was a very light sleep because as soon as I would go look at her she would wake up so I would bring her to bed with me. I did this very loosely at first. Mostly when she just did not want to go to bed even though I knew she was tired because she hadn't slept in like 5-6 hours. duh. But every time I did it, it got better and better. Last week she had been waking up when I get up at 6 a.m. (I have to get our stuff ready to go nanny for the day) and that was just not gonna fly with me... That makes for a grumpy Harper and no time for me to get us organized. So I would just put her in the PNP, go do my thing and I would go back down to check on her and she was sleeping again... (See I knew you were still sleepy Harper!). So starting on Monday I decided I would put her in the upstairs crib for her morning nap. She of course sat in there with paci, baby, and music for a good 45 minutes and then she folded. (She hasn't figured out that she can sprawl out, and if I go in and move her she wakes up. Any suggestions??) I folded laundry, played on my phone, loaded the dishwasher, this was the most I've been able to in one time period since she use to sleep soundly in her swing: Like six months! It felt awesome. She did wake up and whined twice but then seconds later fell back asleep. She finally woke up and she seemed so happy and so was I because I actually got to do stuff, it was amazing!! For her afternoon nap I did the same thing and she slept again (after her little routine). I also did this at nighttime too and it took her a lot longer than earlier in the day but she did eventually sleep and then when I was ready for bed I went and got her and she slept with Me. I am so proud of her! I feel like we both felt a lot better and happier yesterday because we kind of got a break from each other and so our together time was so much better if that makes sense. She is now sitting in the crib again as I type this. It's taking her a little longer tonight but I know I need to be consistent so I am not going to go get her until she sleeps in there for at least 20 minutes. I really hope this helps someone if you are having sleeping issues and I'm sure I sound cray cray to you Mama's who have sleeping crib babies but this is a huge step/milestone for both of us!! 

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First crib picture ever! So proud of my girl. xoxoxo

8 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Congrats! I know the crying is gut-wrenching but in the end it totally works!! Love a happy momma & baby!

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    1. It does suck but for some babies its the only way... xoxo

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  2. Ive totes been searching for a boy version of the glowworm. It was always a go-to favorite of mine as a little tike. My aunt and uncle bought one for Madelyn and I have been tempted to give it to him since she isn't interested in it since she is much older now, but it's girly. I would feel ashamed. Boo! But I can totes relate to the sleeping situation... it gets hard, but I hope things are going better for you now.

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    1. Click on the link girl, there is a blue one! Thanks lovely, it is going good!

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  3. I thought you meant she gave in when you said she folded...then I died when I saw the picture. She literally folded! Haha! So excited for you!

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    1. LOL yup, she literally folds over!! hehe

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  4. Oh yay I'm glad I read this!!! Quinn usually goes down in her crib for naps and bed but I end up bringing her in bed with me when she fusses in the middle if night. Lately been really fighting going down!! I'm gonna have to use some of this here!!

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    1. I have been doing this consistently for the past month and now our days are SO much better! She rarely cries anymore and I feel like she is sleeping better at night because she put herself to sleep instead of me always rocking her or holding her if that makes sense!

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