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).
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!
December 18, 2013 at 9:34 am
Great job Bryson!
December 18, 2013 at 10:25 am
Whohoo!!! Stella definitely started sleeping better and napping better at the same time. She’d nap from 9-11 and 2-4 and sleep from 7-6:30 or so.
December 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm
Woot woot! I’m so glad it’s going well. Do you think you could email me the spreadsheet? I’d love to use it with Monito in a month or so.
December 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm
I’ll send it now!
December 21, 2013 at 9:42 am
So glad to hear it is going so well!! 🙂 Hope he keeps it up!