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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Update on Sophie's Sleeping

Posted by Tracy

I forgot to update everyone about how Sophie was doing going to sleep by herself. Thanks for your comments reminding me. I'll make this a short one, but at least update you on the good news.

About 4-5 days ago, things really started to get better with putting Sophie down to bed. If you do the math, that means it probably took us a little over a week to get Sophie used to falling asleep by herself. While that week was hardly "fun", it was worth it. Sophie began to be able to fall asleep after about 10 minutes of crying with one or two visits by Hanna or I to calm her down. We wouldn't take her out of her crib, but simply reassure her that we were there and that she should go to sleep.

The good news? The past three days, Sophie has been able to fall asleep within 5 minutes of being put into her crib! This is also without any visits from Mom or Dad. In fact, the past two nights, she's fallen asleep in about 2-3 minutes. Sometimes she turns on her Winnie-the-Pooh toy (which is in her crib) so she can fall asleep to the music, but she seems to be doing that even less lately.

So, to all the parents dreading the experience: It was aweful, but worth it. Sophie is happier. We are happier. Our neighbors are certainly happier.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Blogger Amanda said...

Yay for sleeping babies! One way or another, we all struggle with how we teach our children things. The good part comes when they actually learn the lesson, which, it looks like Sophie has :) Congrats!

April 8, 2009 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Sounds like quite the drama! I'm glad she's finally doing it on her own. It gets me excited to start all this over in a month and a half!

April 8, 2009 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

Oh I am dreading the sleep training! With the boys we didn't have much choice--with two of them they just couldn't sleep with us or be soothed to sleep all the time. But oh, the pain. And then, when you think you've got it something changes (they get sick) and you end up having to start over. But, the first effort is the worst. Way to go guys, it's hard to be tough!

April 14, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

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