We are on the road to success! Bryson was in bed for 11 hours last night with only 48 minutes of wake time spread over 4 wakings (yes, 4 is more than “normal” lately but they were short and never required me). More importantly, he went 9 hours between feedings. NINE HOURS! He woke up happy, refreshed, and ready for the day at 7:15. SEVEN FIFTEEN!
He got over 4 hours of nap time yesterday, and I’m wondering if that’s helping. After all, “they” say that sleep begets sleep. (This has NEVER been the case for Matthew, no matter how hard and consistently we’ve tried.)
This is so much easier this time around – I can hardly believe it! There is almost NO crying involved. He cries for no more than a few minutes at a time – no longer than he would if he’d start crying when I was, say, in the shower or on the toilet or tending to Matthew. This is the kindest sleep approach we’ve ever tried in this house (and we’ve tried them all between both kids).