All the Sun For You

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THIS Moment in Time (#30)


Bryson is doing really well lately at sleeping. I’ve been way more relaxed sleep training him than when I trained Matthew because, well, we’re doing it 3.5 months sooner this time which means I’m not nearly as sleep deprived as I was with Matthew. With Matthew, I was so tired of being tired that it felt like brute force to get him trained (even though it really wasn’t). This time around has taken longer, with a vacation break in the middle, and is just more relaxed.

And last night, as I got ready for bed, I thought, “please, god, let tonight be the night.”. I then laughed at myself because I know it doesn’t work that way.

But last night was the night, and I credit these little 5:30-6:00 cat naps for it. We’ve been doing this 3 days in a row, and things have progressively gotten better. Bryson slept from 8:30-7:00 last night with just one 9-minute sleep transition at 3:09 (which did not require my assistance).

I know that we’re not fully ‘there’ yet, but it’s a start.

And thanks to these little cat naps, I’m getting the snuggles I’m giving up each night (which was hurting my heart a bit). Everybody wins when we snuggle!

Author: Courtney

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!

4 thoughts on “THIS Moment in Time (#30)

  1. Stella always took that little cat nap from 5:30-6:00 after nursing when I got home from work. Loved that time! So glad he’s sleeping so well!

  2. Oh yay Bryson!!! 🙂 That is wonderful news! I really hope he keeps this up because it sounds like a perfect mix of cap nap snuggles and everyone getting some good solid sleep at night.

  3. We always try to get Callen a little cat nap from 5-5:30pm so he will go to bed at 7. He’s so sweet all snuggled up with you. I’m happy sleep is going better for you guys! Way to go Bryson..and mommy!

  4. Hooray for sleep! Little Monster waited to get teeth until she was 9 months old and seems on track to have most of them before 12 months so we have lost our great sleep to teething, but hopefully she will get back to sleeping well soon too.

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