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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 4 and 5 of Sleep Training

It feels like one step forward and two steps back, to tell the truth. It took an hour on Thursday night for her to go to sleep, but she did it without too much crying. Mostly, she just fussed, and then she was out. She slept until 5:45 a.m. It was so nice to get a straight stretch of sleep.

So, I was hoping that last night would be even better. It wasn't. She fussed a few minutes but it soon turned into full out crying. I went in there and comforted her. I didn't pick her up, but I didn't leave the room until she stopped.

I had barely sat down until she sounded hysterical. I went in there, and she was just sobbing. I couldn't help it. I picked her up. Brian walked into the room and gave me this look like I was sabotaging everything. I told him if he wanted her to cry it out, he could do bed time, but I was not doing it. Since he is usually in bed himself at Ella's bed time, he told me to do it my way.

We figured out that the mobile on her bed, which came with it, has lights, music and a switch that makes the mattress vibrate. I turned it on last night, and it helped for a while until it stopped. I'm researching toys I can attach to the crib that will make lights and music with a continual play mode. She does have a glow worm my friend gave her for Christmas, and I'm going to check it out. I want it to play until I turn it off. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I think I got rid of my copy of the No Cry Sleep Solution, so I'm going to order it again off Amazon. I am being consistent in laying her down awake and going in to comfort her. I try not to pick her up unless she's just crying uncontrollably. If anyone who didn't do cry it out has any tips for me until the book arrives, I would appreciate it. And, I would appreciate any recommendations for a crib toy like I mentioned.

1 comment:

Truthful Mommy said...

Thank you for following. I am following back. I read your post about your Jenna bean. I am so sorry for your loss. I think that is a very sweet way to commemorate your baby.God bless. Happy Mothering!
Debi(Truthful Mommy)