Sleeping

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Now I knew, as any new parent would, that when I had a baby, sleeping in until 9am was just not going to be in the cards any longer. HOWEVER, I did think that six months in, I would be at least getting six to seven STRAIGHT hours of sleep... oh silly silly me. Jeff and I are still trying to get Isaac on a schedule. Isaac is still taking two naps a day, and we have a pretty good bedtime routine going.. he gets a bath, we lotion him up, we read him a story, he gets a bottle, and to bed he goes...except this is what we see in the crib as SOON as he is laid down...
Now, I realize that some crying is inevitable... the only problem is, God did not give me the ability to listen to my son cry for any amount of time... so I end up getting up or making Jeff get up and get him. Now not all days are awful, but oye... Jeff and I both long for the day where we can get a solid six! My friend Jen gave me advice about another sleep training method, where you sit next to them and try to soothe them, and then little by little you move further and further away... kinda like a nicotine patch for babies and their mothers... We are going to be trying this one out tomorrow... because as my mom's friend said, "There is only one letter difference between Mother and smother...." Let's hope I can be on the right end of that one...

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Jen said...

Hey there!!! You might want to check my blog when you get a chance ;-)