A very quick update because I’m tired. It dawned on me from the comments I’ve received about Matthew’s sleeping that I have not shared the latest.
We’re starting over with Day 1 of Ferber tonight. He slept that one night of 10.25 hours (who’s counting?) and then it went downhill from there. I have pulled out the old sleep sacks to try to keep him from standing up in his crib (he figured that out though today during his second nap – I’m hoping he’ll be too tired in the middle of the night to push his luck and balance). I have started a new tracking spreadsheet (as if that has anything to do with it). I’ve re-jazzed myself for those long nightly stretches of going in every X minutes to try to calm him down.
I wanted to update you because letting you all think that this whole thing is working out, is operating under false pretenses.
Wish me luck!
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
April 24, 2012 at 1:05 am
Hoping it gets better for you… I found that it takes a while but persistence pays off xo
April 24, 2012 at 8:15 am
Aw, that sucks! Good luck!
April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Oh no! That little stinker! Good luck lady!
April 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Oh…I remeember doing the SAME exact thing with the sleep sack. I actually bought the largest size they make because my son was so big the little ones we had used when the twins were small no longer fit. I found that my boys didn’t need sleep re training, they needed to get over the fear of letting go and falling down. I actually spent a huge chunk of one day with the twins in the playyard bending them at the waist and helping them sit until they weren’t afraid to drop. My little guy, who was by far the worse culprit, I had sleep in the play yard at night and for all of his naps for about a month because he couldn’t pull himself up in it because the mesh sides stopped him. That worked until he got over the whole standing up/falling down dilemma. If you have a play yard I highly recommend that trick, because the sleep sack didn’t work.. Anyway, I feel your pain. It’s a real sucky stage for getting quality sleep 😦
April 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm
Thanks for the suggestion! However, Matthew can stand in the pack and play too. He climbs up that instantly when he’s put in it. The sleep sacks aren’t keeping him from climbing, but are keeping him from walking around once up. We learned at baby gym today how to teach them to go down the stairs, and I think I’ll use some of that to try to teach him how to get down from standing in his crib. I like what you did – we’re going to try that!