Monday, September 7, 2009

Seeping through the night part 2

Ok, so sleeping through the night on the 3rd didn't work so well!  That is an understatement.  Little miss Eva Rose decided that she was going to wake up at midnight and not go back to sleep.  I attempted to let her cry it out, but finally at 1:40 am, I decided I couldn't take it anymore and got her up and fed her a bottle and Thomas woke up soon after.  Thankfully Tom fed Thomas while I fed Eva Rose.  We finally went to bed at little after 2 am.  They even woke up early.  I decided that I wasn't able to do this, I am not that strong.  I figured some day I'll get all 3 kids to sleep through the night from at least 8:00 pm-7:00 am.  Tonight, I decided that I am ready for punishment.  I am going to try it again.  I am hopeful that this may work better than it worked before.  I am going to keep trying if this doesn't work.  I have been using the schedule from Sotorrofic Twins blog.  I haven't been as faithful to it as I should be.  I know that it doesn't need to be followed to the letter, but it is a really good schedule to make sure that food and naps and playtime and outing time gets in during the day.  I'm sure that as time goes on this schedule will change as the kids grow and change in what they need, but again it is such a good base schedule.

Wish me luck on my sleeping!


1 comment:

  1. YOU CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT!!! I promise you, be strong and it will work. If you are 100% consistent, it will pay off. If you cave, it will not work. I know it sounds (and feels) harsh, but I promise it will work if you stick to your guns.

    My son was the most stubborn of any kid I have ever heard. The first night (and, ahem, the 3rd), he cried for a solid THREE hours. It wasn't pretty. But I stayed the course. He slept through on night 4. And you know what? He's been my SUPER solid sleeper ever since.

    Hang in there!

    Oh... and I really strongly recommend sticking to the letter of Nicole's schedule. It seems restrictive, I know, but if you stick to it really hard at first (especially the early bedtime), then you'll be better able to discern when you can fudge things here and there. It pays off!!

    Stay strong, mama!