Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 7 : Cry it out.

I've been sick. I'm feeling a little better now so I'm playing catch up.

I never really had to try this method myself. We have been so blessed with an awesome sleeper. Sure there have been periods that he woke up at midnight and stayed up till 3 but I think that's a normal part of babyhood.

Jack slept in our room in a pack 'n' play for the first three month of his life. It was really more for me then for him. I wanted my baby near me. I wanted to be able to get up and grab him and feed him and put him back down without waking up too much. I wanted to be able to watch him sleep. I had this friend that had me so unnecessarily scared of SIDS that I could let him nap in a different room when he was first born. That ended as soon as I realized that I had no clean clothes and hadn't showered in days because I was afraid to do anything while he slept. When he was around two months it got to the point where Hub or the dogs or I would wake him up at night. His sleep patterns got worse instead of better. None of us were getting any sleep.

So Hub suggested that we put him in his crib, all the way in the next room. It took me about a week before I gave in and put my baby in his very nice crib in the next room. I sat in the living room watching him on the baby monitor till at least midnight. An amazing thing happened. He slept. He slept until 3 am that night. So I got 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep that night. It was heaven. Before long Jack slept for longer and longer periods of time.

We basically give him a bottle and a little snuggle time then he goes in his crib awake but sleepy, and he falls asleep on his own.
Because Jack learned to fall asleep by him self we get adult time and sleep.

Day 1. I have a ____ month old and already I'm thinking, I'm going to miss him at this age. Have you felt that way, and what age do you miss the most?
Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. A photo that makes you happy
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6. Your most embarrassing moment
Day 7. Do you believe in the "cry until he sleeps" method?
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What are some of your favorite MAC products, and what foundation/powder do you wear?
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. A YouTube video
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. What do you wish for?
Day 16. How old was Carter when he started sleeping through the night and how did you do this?
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. If you could, what would you tell yourself before you had your baby?
Day 19. Write about your significant other
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write about your most vivid childhood memory. Post a picture of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 22. What did you do today?
Day 23. Who's your celebrity look alike?
Day 24. What is God teaching you presently?
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Who are your favorite bloggers?
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Your day, in great detail
Day 30. What do you think is going to happen to you after you die?
Day 31. Your favorite quote

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