OMG, y’all! It’s getting better! Check it out:
- 7PM: Bedtime
- 9:45PM: Baby woke up and we went to bed. I didn’t walk him around, but simply put him in bed with me. He cried for about 10 minutes while I soothed him and rubbed his belly and back. Finally he drifted off to sleep.
- 4AM: Baby woke up. I told him it was night-night time and to lay down and close his eyes. He laid down with his eyes open for a while. I didn’t do anything – just was there beside him. After about 5 minutes, he went to sleep.
- 5:40AM: Baby awake. Again, I told him it was dark, not time to get up yet. He stayed awake but was in good spirits.
- 6AM: DW got up with him for the day. 6AM is our agreed-upon earliest time we will get him out of bed.
YAY! So let’s review: He did not wake up at 8:30PM, which had become his habit lately. He stirred a bit at 12:30AM and 2AM, but he did not wake up (or if he did, he went right back to sleep). No nursing overnight (he nursed at 7:30AM).
I so hope this was the turning point and we will be all better from here on out (with the occasional bad night, of course). So happy and feeling much more rested today. Yay baby Monkey!