He may be sleeping well… But I’m not.
Major anxiety tonight.
I miss hearing him breathing in the rocker beside me. 😦
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!
September 29, 2013 at 8:10 am
And… it took some time to settle in (but no crying at all) and Bryson slept 3.5 hours before needing to eat at 2:30 – and then was asleep again until 5:30 when I brought him into our bed. Not bad… not bad at all! Let’s see how tonight goes!
I did much better than I thought I would – I could hear him breathing on the monitor 🙂
September 29, 2013 at 9:02 am
Sounds like Bryson did so well!! I know how hard the first night in their room can be. I remember barely sleeping and wanting to check on her so often (no video monitor). But by the second night I was thinking, “This is pretty nice!” 😉 Hope it continues to go well with little B!!
September 30, 2013 at 5:12 am
I worry about Sabine non stop when she is in her room, too. Saturday night she gave me SIX SOLID HOURS of nighttime sleep. And I still woke up every two hours worrying about her, checking on her, and wondering if I should wake her to eat. I ended up letting her sleep for the six hours and then found myself needing baby snuggles more than baby needed Mama snuggles and opted to dream feed her. It’s hard I know, but I’m proud of you for working through sleep challenges and striving for good habits now!
September 30, 2013 at 7:30 am
Six hours and you had to wake her for a dream feed? Wow!
We let Bryson sleep in our room last night because his room is a mess (switching out clothes again) and he went from 7:52-2:47 without eating… Almost 7 hours (B put him to sleep around 9, so he slept almost 6). I about died. I wonder if he would have done 6-7 hours if I would have done a dream feed at 10:30. I doubt it. But who knows. He then woke again at 5. Not so good. 😉
Thank you for the push. It is time… And I needed a solid reminder!
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September 30, 2013 at 5:46 am
I’m glad that it ended up being a pretty positive thing! He is so cute in there – little burrito!! 🙂
September 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Awwwww! What a big boy. Hope you have lots of good nights like this!
October 1, 2013 at 7:28 am
Ahh, you did it!! God, I just need to suck it up, quit being a wuss, and put my kid in his own damn room too! He was doing good there for a few days last week and the last couple have not been good. I blame JJ. When D wakes up to eat, after he’s done, JJ thinks it’s time to have daddy/son time and wakes him up enough that I feel like D thinks he’s just taking a nap and it’s not bedtime. So he’s been back to waking every couple hours. They are so cute together, but I’m the one who has to deal with the aftermath! 🙂 Ok, maybe tonight…maybe tonight…I might need a pep talk. 🙂