I think Matthew is reading my blog after I go to bed. I think he read that we were starting over with the Ferber method last night and decided that he doesn’t want to do that. He slept 9 hours!
I didn’t sleep much at all 😉
He did a lot of moaning around 3:00 when he usually wakes up, and he was sideways in his crib so I went in to straighten him out so that his head wasn’t up against the rails. That seemed to quiet the moans until 4:15 when he just quirmed a little. At 5:13 – he woke up for good and stood up, despite being in his sleep sack. I couldn’t get him to go back to sleep, and Ferber says not to try after 5:00, so I pulled him into bed with us and we snuggled until 7:30. I know, I know – snuggling in bed is not part of the deal but he was so tired still, and I saw no reason to torture him with being up so early.
He took a long nap this morning (I forgot to write down the start and end time but it was at least 90 minutes and I think closer to 2 hours) and he did most of it in his crib. I nursed him to sleep and tried laying him down twice and he wasn’t having it. After 30 minutes or so, he went down just fine. He slept for an hour in the car at 3:15 because people were at the house at nap time so we took his nap time to the car. He went to sleep tonight right at 8:30 – on the nose.
A good night, turned into a good day, turned into a good evening.
I am not even thinking that this is a turning point… but golly, it sure would be nice!
In other news, I was feeling bold today and posted a link to Jjiraffe’s recent blog post on FB. I have 4 “likes” so far – two from other infertile friends and two from a couple of dear, fertile friends. I don’t know where this bravery is coming from, but I think it’s a good thing. One of my infertile friends, who is fiercely private, reposted the link on her FB page/timeline. I was very proud of her – that alone made my posting of the link so worth the agony over whether or not to do it!
In more other news, I finally figured out how to use my Cricut die-cutting machine yesterday – so I am full-on working on Matthew’s birthday banner. I’ve had the machine for a year (a gift from my mom) but was terribly intimidated by it. My sister, who has a wonderful (and successful!) Etsy store, gave me a crash course on using it and it is rather easy! Matthew’s birthday banner is getting more and more ornate by the day. Next up will be practice cakes so that I can get his birthday cake just perfect! Before any of you think I’m this crazy cake chef – I am not. I use boxed cake and then do all the decorating with fondant and homemade frosting. I only have two months to work on the cake and that is now intimidating me.
In even more other news, the paleo/primal lifestyle is working out swimmingly. I am telling you, I am NEVER uncomfortably full or hungry! We bought the “Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals” cookbook and have made quite a few meals from it (well… B has made quite a few meals!) and they are good! So, so good! I am down 5.6 pounds in a little less than 1.5 weeks. I cannot believe it! I owe a couple of you either an email or a comment response about the paleo/primal thing and I have not forgotten – just want to give them some thought rather than write randomly like this blog post 😉