Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The trials of sleep training and the sleep easy solution: part one

Now, I know I said a month ago that our dear little one was sleeping her crib like a big...well, that didn't last long--3 days to be exact. She started waking up Einstein at 5 am and so back in our room she went.

Look at that adoreable face...what a sweet, precious face...almost angelic...however, not so angelic at 4 o'clock in the morning, I might say.

Yes, I said 4 o'clock in the morning. You see at 4 o'clock in the morning, and every hour thereafter,  that face is not so sweet and angelic. It is more like an obxiously loud alarm and everytime you try to hit snooze, you miss. One night like that isn't bad....two nights like is sorta managable, but the whole week....well, it's bound to make you a little crazy and extremely sleep deprived.

The crazyness needed to stop and I needed some sleep, enter The Sleepeasy Solution. Now, if you're not a big fan of letting your little cry, then this book may not be for you. Now normally, I am not a big fan of letting my baby cry; however, after weeks of sleep deprivation and my loss of sanity I decided to give it go. I knew my little princess was not waking up because she was in need of something or because she needed to eat. I knew it was because she needed to learn how to sleep and to soothe herself. So, after getting the greenlight from the doctor, we began The Sleepeasy Solution on Friday night. And since my little Princess and Einstein share a room, I shipped off Einstein with the grandparents so his sleep would not be disturbed.

Now, I'm not gonna lie, the thought of letting my dear little Princess cry herself to sleep tugged at my heart so bad that I almost decided not to go through with it. And I'm not ashamed to admit it, but I cried just a bit before I started the whole process. The book suggests that you set up a bedroom routine. And so I did. Nothing too extravagent or over done...just something simple and easy.

And so, on Friday night, I laid my dear little Princess in her crib, walked out of the room, sat on the stairs and waited....and waited...and yet she did not let out a peep. Nope, not one little peep. Within in minutes she was fasted asleep. I couldn't believe it.

Now, if only I could that about the Saturday...but that part is for tomorrow.


xo











1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to hear how it goes because I'm dreading this with my little one. How do you know when it's time to move her out of your room and into her own (shared) room?

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