So, given that the past few nights hadn’t gone as well as I had hoped for, and from the fiasco that happened from putting her down early made me make a crazy decision for tonight. Bed, later.
We went to see my mother-in-law’s new house they were building. It is coming together very nicely. Anyway, we left there at about 8:15. Got home, bath, jammies, and were eating by 8:45.
What I hoped for was her to be sleeping good at 9. Maybe if later works better, we can slowly move her to earlier.
She finished eating around 9, so I rocked her, hoping she would fall asleep.
Nothin. Baby wasn’t having it.
So, I said, “Fine. I’m laying you down. You’ll just have to cry.”
Laid her down at 9:20, walked to the living room and clicked on the monitor, and listened. Nothing.
She fell asleep, all by herself, with no crying! Mama was so proud!
So, about an hour later I was tired and decided to go to bed. This time I didn’t wake her. It had only been an hour and a half, so I thought: she’s gonna sleep at least 4, so I can get a good 2 1/2. No wakie the baby.
And what does this kid do?
Of course, she does what I don’t expect, just like she did when she came 4 weeks early…
That sweet baby slept til 3 am.
She slept 5 hours and 45 minutes.
I can deal with that.
If only that can be recreated.
Every time she does sleep over 5 hours, I can never seem to make it happen again the next night.
Here is something you can bet on… You can bet on the fact, she’s going to bed later than 6:30.
That has definitely not worked out for me at all this week. So this next week I’m gonna attempt a later bed time. If that works, and she gets consistent, then we’ll slowly start her bedtime process earlier. Maybe like 15 minutes at a time.
Whew. I was relieved (literally) when she woke at three. I was hot, and, ahem, uncomfortable. She ate pretty quickly and I rocked her for a few then laid her down by 3:20. See? She eats quick.
She didn’t wake up to eat again until 6:30.
I’m so proud of my little one.
I took some Avon books to a few people yesterday. I have some “helpers”. Basically a helper is someone who takes a book to their office, home, church, whatever- and let’s people look through and order stuff. They are like a middle man. These middlemen get discounts on anything they want to buy out of the Avon book, according to how much they “sell”. The more I sell, the bigger my discount, the bigger their discount. So, if you would be interested, let me know! I also have a website, click here to view it.
I have one more full week off from school. I’m not dreading going back, but I am dreading it. Meaning, I love what I do, but I love my daughter so much more.
The first few days will not be the easiest… I already know it. But, they won’t be completely awful… I’m not gonna speak misery on myself. I will miss this little face: