Monday, August 4, 2008

Sleep Training Update

So last night we bit the bullet and started sleep training with Wesley. He goes to bed ok, but he keeps waking up at least once at night and won't go back to sleep without a bottle and some snuggling. So when he woke up at 5:30am this morning, we let him cry it out. It wasn't pretty or pleasant for either Mommy or Daddy listening to him cry, but he never got hysterical and he did eventually....drumroll please... go back to sleep all on his own. When he woke up for the day at 9:00am this morning he was a happy smiling active baby. We offered him a bottle and he didn't take it for almost an hour. So now we know he's not really waking up because he's starving, but because that's the pattern we've fallen into with him in an effort not to wake up Parker since they share a room.

So Parker's back in the office tonight, sleeping on the futon with several of his "pets" (stuffed animals), his "Beach Party" cd from VBS and a big ceramic Darth Vader nightlight that Grandmommy made for Daddy when he was little. Hopefully if Wesley wakes up in the middle of the night tonight, he won't cry for nearly as long.

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