Last night and this morning were better than even the night that Matthew slept all the way through! My little sweetie woke up earlier than normal (2:32 AM) but was only up for 16 minutes! He stood up and cried, laid back down, and stood back up before the 10 minutes were up for me to come in to check on him. I could hear him winding down before it was time to come in, so when I did come in, I just hugged him really tight (I’d been forgetting that the other recent nights – I feel terrible!), laid him down, patted him a couple times, and just stood there – and watched him fall asleep on his own! Now we just need to get him to lay himself back down, and I think we’ve got it. Honestly though, getting up for 15 minutes in the night to lay him down is a non-issue – I will do that any night of the week!
He slept until 6:35. SIX THIRTY-FIVE!!!! All other nights, I’m up for at least an hour with him and he gets up just around 6:00 (or 5:00 the night he slept through). I will take a 15 minute waking any night if it means I only need to be up for 15-30 minutes and that I get to sleep until 6:30!
April 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Yeah! That’s progress!!!
April 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm
You are both learning so well! Good job, team!
April 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm
Hooray! I’m so glad he’s learning how to put himself back to sleep. What progress!