Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sleeping Through the Night...Mostly

Seems "crying it out" worked. For Lily, anyway. For the last few weeks, she has been [mostly] sleeping through the night. Every once in a while, she wakes up and will accept her pacifier and go right back to sleep. Last night, she woke up at 4:30 and wouldn't go back to sleep, and then I realized that "treat" I gave her before bed of a defrosted bottle of breast milk probably wasn't the best idea. It doesn't keep her full the way a bottle would. So for the first time in weeks, I gave her a two-ounce bottle in the night, which sent her straight back to dreamland.

One night last week, she was inconsolable at 5 a.m. (she normally wakes up around 7:30), so I took her into our bed instead of letting her cry it out, because my mom was staying over and I didn't want Lily's howling to bother her.

Big mistake. Ryan's alarm goes off every 9 minutes for an hour starting at 5:30 a.m., and it seemed nearly every time I just about had Lily back to sleep, his alarm would go off, so he'd hear it after a few minutes, roll over and fumble around to turn it off. That made for one grumpy sleepy Mama after an hour and a half.

Of course, it wasn't his fault, and if my mom wasn't sleeping over, we could have handled the situation a little differently. Figures, right? The one night we have a guest, she decides she doesn't want to sleep anymore. I think she just wanted to get up and play with her Oma. ;)