10.22.2008

goodnight...badnight?

Cade has been extremely difficult to put down for naps or at bedtime...ever since we took the binky away, and that was a year ago! Last night I put him in his crib (which he learned to climb out of yesterday!) with some books and his cars.
After showering and washing Conner I come out to the kitchen and peek around the corner to see what he was up to. He was too quiet. Yeah, he was asleep! A record.
If anyone has any idea of how to get him to happily (or somewhat willingly) go to sleep...let me know! I've also been having issues with Conner. Lately he's been eating every 3 hours at night, and during the day he is refusing to eat until 4 or 5 hours have passed. (yesterday morning he went 7 hours!)
I talked to my friend Chelsey (who is the sleeping child whisperer I hear) and she said, he's probably ready to sleep through the night. Great idea! I was thinking about doing it before David gets home on Friday, so might as well get going on it!
I put Conner down to bed at 7:30...went to bed and put my ear plugs on...planning to wake up in 6 hours to take them out and listen for Conner.
I woke up at 1 and took them out. Listened...nothing. Almost 3am he wakes up. Now I know it's definately possible for him to go 8 hours without eating and still love me!
Good job Shannon!
(pat on my back!)

4 comments:

Angee said...

You should read "Baby-wise" My sister is doing the sleep program in it and her twins are sleeping 6 hours during the night and their only 8 weeks old. :) I totally recommend it! They also take really good naps during the day and they go to sleep and only cry a few minutes if at all. I hope it keeps getting better!

Julianne said...

That is great that Conner can do it. Now just to get Cade on board (in bed), I'd love to hear what you do that works for him. I am glad Frances still likes her crib, we are all so attached to our sleep in this family.

Robyn said...

Yay! Good for Conner, better for you! It was so fun to hold him the other day.

The Baldwins said...

We do the toys and books in bed a lot too. It sometimes helps. I am always so anxious to get them in bed and move on to the other things I need to do, but if I take five or ten minutes to focus on them they are much happier to comply with bedtime. My kids LOVE to have their backs rubbed, so I do that a lot. Good luck!

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