Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sleep Training: Night One

Yesterday at the doctor's office when I was told that Allyssa had gained weight (remember we were watching that because she'd lost 1/2 a pound), I was also griped at because Allyssa is still eating once at night. Allyssa sees the doctor in 2 weeks for her physical, so our plan is to have her sleeping through the night by then. Last night was the starting point. She woke up at midnight and cried for about 15 minutes, but after that it was smooth sailing. She usually eats at 3, but she didn't wake up until 4:30; she cried for about 5 minuetes and went back to sleep. She woke up one other time, but I don't have a clue when because she went to sleep so fast. All in all, I would say that this is going well. Too bad we didn't start off with better sleep habits for her, but we'd missed her for 19 days and didn't want to miss her any more. After we get sleeping through the night down, we're going to try putting her to bed when she's awake instead of rocking her to sleep. I'm pretty sure that that will be harder than sleeping through the night.

1 comment:

Katy said...

Good luck!! I'm sure you'll enjoy it when all of these trials are past. And you'll get more sleep! Yay!