baby sleep patterns are a real son of a bitch!
we are weak and she is mighty and i actually legit thought i was going to die this past weekend.
maeve has never slept well. always needing boobies or co-sleeping with dada to make it through the night. we gave her these things because we can’t make it through the night (or day) if we don’t sleep.
this vicious cycle has gone on for months and with our frozen embryo transfer set for next month i reached the END END END of my lack of sleep rope.
this past weekend we camped in the boler and i got a total of 8 hours of sleep over two nights.
i told my husband straight up, i’m aborting the mission. no baby #2.
i can not be pregnant if our current baby doesn’t sleep through the night. i won’t survive.
that night he started “cry it out” once again.
maeve had had one nap that day from 12-3;30. her first time having only one nap and the longest nap she’s taken in months. the longest she ever naps for is 2 hours at a time. we decided this was our chance and we went with it.
she went down at 8:15, 1 and half hours earlier than her normal bedtim. she cried for 15 minutes and fell asleep on her own from being wide awake. chris went in at 3 mins, 5 mins and then was going to go in at the 10 minute mark but she fell asleep. last time we did this sleep training thing, her first night she cried for 2 hours 20 minutes. she woke up at 2:30 a.m. and cried for an hour. chris went in every 10 minutes. at the one hour mark chris decided to rub her chest and help her fall back asleep and she fell asleep instantly. she woke up at 7:30 a.m. chris got her from the nursery and she had a huge smile on her face, dancing in his arms when they came into our bedroom. she saw me and exclaimed “MOMMY. BOOBIES” LOLOLOLOL
last night bedtime was 7:30 and it took longer with about 30 minutes of crying, going in every 12 minutes, but she fell asleep on her own once again. she was up at 11 p.m. this time. she started to cry and her voice was so hoarse that it just broke our hearts so chris went in after a few minutes. he rubbed her chest and back to sleep she went, instantly. she cried out a few times in the night. each time chris set his alarm for 5 minutes but each time she went back to sleep within minutes. again, she was up at 7:30 a.m. with a huge smile, giving kisses and high 5s and asking for BOOBIES.
tonight she went down at 7:15 and cried for about 1o minutes at bedtime. she woke up half an hour later and cried. i timed 10 minutes but she fell back alseep before chris got to go up.
it’s currently 10:20 p.m., we’re watching the Martian, and we’re hoping for another fairly smooth night.
i can say that with just two nights of fairly uninterrupted sleep, i already feel like a new person. and although i SWORE better sleep couldn’t make maeve a happier baby, even though all the sleep training experts told me it would, she IS happier.