Thursday, June 21, 2007

sleep training night #1

So the little stinker surprised me yet again. I had plans set to feed at 10:30 and 4. Lily had other plans.

My wonderful friend Jenny came over last night and we spent time talking until 10:30. Perfect! Lily would wake up at 10:35 and I would go to sleep until the next waking at 1:00. She didn't wake up at 10:30. She woke at 1 a.m. okay, so I had to feed and then figure out when I would feed next. 5 a.m. So she woke again at 3:30 and we battled it out until 4:15 and then she slept until 5. I figured I would feed her and get some sleep. It's amazing how it never works out that way. She slept until 6:30 and was up for the day.

The good thing in this is that i watched her morning feed and she wasn't even hungry. So it gives me hope that this will all work out in the next couple of days.

It's amazing to me how much this is about a battle I feel I have to win. But in reality, it's about teaching my child to sleep and helping her to get what she needs. There are benefits in it for me but the benefits for her are far greater...she gets a mommy that is well rested and therefore able to give more smiles. And Eloise needs a mommy that is able to be creative and patient, especially when she throws her tantrums.

So I will report back tomorrow as to how tonight goes, but I think by next week we may get back on track. And then, Wednesday................vaccinations. Let the fun begin all over again!


Jenny said...

Weird I had a feeling she wasn't going to wake up at 10:30 ugh!

Keep it up! I hope tonight goes well!

RachelC said...

Good job Kate! You are doing a great job!