Friday, August 12, 2011

Just Hangin' In My Crib

For the first 3 weeks of his life, Jack slept in the "newborn napper" on the pack 'n play in our bedroom. It worked for us because we were able to check on him whenever he made a peep.

Then we realized that "every peep" didn't need our attention. :)

On Sunday, July 24th after talking to Evelyn about the BabyWise methods, we decided to put Jackson in his crib for his afternoon nap. He was NOT happy about it. He cried on and off (like cry for 10 minutes, be fine for 10 minutes, cry, fine, cry fine...) for almost 50 minutes! We had the video monitor on him so we knew he was fine, and every 15-20 minutes I would go check on him, hold him, love on him, and then put him back down. He never actually slept that first time.

Then we tried again for his evening nap and he cried on and off for 30 minutes and then slept for about 30 minutes. PROGRESS! :)

Around 1am, I put him down and he only cried for 10 minutes and then GET THIS - he slept for FOUR AMAZING BLISSFUL HOURS!!! It was truly fabulous. When he woke up around 5am, I fed him and then put him back down and he didn't cry at all, and pretty much went straight to sleep.

That was when we knew that this could work for us. 

He has been sleeping in his crib every night with little to no fussing (less than 15 minutes) and we have been sleeping fairly well in our OWN bed! We typically get 3-3.5 hours at a time, and as much as 4 or 5 hours a few times!!

So right now this works for us. If it stops working... then we'll try something else!

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