It’s 3:23, and I’m up with a
crying screaming baby. I knew that the other night was too good to be true and wasn’t the end of this little project, and I even said in my post that I knew we still had work to do, but I was hoping maybe I was wrong 😉
In my slumber, I forgot that yesterday was when we started over on the day 2 schedule, so I did it again tonight. Oops. I did watch him on the monitor and at one point in the first waiting period, he put himself back down and tried to go back to sleep, but that didn’t last long. It did give me hope that he can do it (which of course – we all KNOW he can, but like a good mother, I’m making excuses for him). He is currently more calm and standing on the rails – waiting for me. Poor little guy.
B was out of town last night and said when he came home that maybe the trick was him being out of the house. I quickly said, “oh no, that’s not what got him to sleep!” But… I’m starting to wonder 😉
What I’m NOT wondering about is when we’ll do this if we have another baby. For those of you reading this who are planning to sleep train your babies – please do it before they can stand up in their cribs. I know in my heart of hearts that he would be asleep, or at least calm, by now if he couldn’t stand up. This whole mobility and independence thing really messes up this plan. I lay him down, he stands right back up, without fail unless he’s beyond exhausted. If he has any willpower left in him, he’s standing back up. We will be doing this at 4-6 months next time if we are lucky enough to have another baby. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.
Since it doesn’t look like we’re near the end of this little project, I thought it may be worth posting a snapshot of my spreadsheet every now and again so that there is a visual of what our nights look like. Here it is, updated with tonight’s info (he was asleep at 4:07 – but I’ve been up reading blogs. Ugh!). Yes – it is getting worse before it gets better. HA!