Sunday, February 22, 2009

I finally did it

Persayes is now 16 months and in the habit of sleeping with Tim and I, being nursed to sleep, and nursing through the night. We love having her in bed with us, but I was ready to have her be more independent. Friday night I put her in her crib to cry herself to sleep. Tim was not supportive of me doing it so between that and Persayes screaming it was a sad night. She only cried for 45 min. before she fell asleep. She did wake up 3 times during the night to nurse and cried for 5 min. once I put her back into bed. I don't want to do too much at once so I am going to start weaning her from nursing during the night after I have her comfy sleeping on her own. Last night when I put her down in her crib she only cried for 15 min. before she feel asleep. It was such a relief to finally do this. I was so worried that she was going to feel abandoned with how old she is, but I think she is doing good. She is just hesitant of her crib now. I can now say my beautiful crib is getting some use out of it.

2 comments:

Lisa H said...

Way to Go! It's hard but so worth it once they start sleeping through the night huh

Misty said...

That's great! I started putting Capri in her crib almost two weeks ago.. Clint wouldn't sleep in the bedroom because he can't sleep through her little noises like I can. She was a noisy sleeper for a while! lol So, I moved her from her bassinet to her crib and she is doing great! She has no problem with it. The only hard thing is when she wakes up and just wants her bink. But at least I am able to go back to bed after I put it back in. Good luck with her getting more used to it!