Good night, sleep tight

Posted by Jess on May 31, 2007 in Baby |

Two nights ago, Tuesday, I decided to not only stop swaddling Aiden but also let him “cry it out”. At first I thought I was being a complete idiot to do this to him all at once. Steve and I talked about the fact that we needed to stop rocking him to sleep or feeding him to sleep so we wanted to start letting him cry it out. The doctor also said it was a good idea to start the process now because the closer to 6 months he got, the harder it would be. I was concerned because we were still swaddling him. How was he supposed to sooth himself if his arms are wrapped up tight? Anyway it has all worked out amazingly well so far. On Tuesday night it took him 30 minutes to fall asleep. He woke up in the middle of the night and it took him 19 minutes to get back to sleep. Last night, Wednesday, it took him 10 minutes to go to sleep and he didn’t get up until 5:30 this morning after going to bed at 7. He was with my MIL yesterday so I’m assuming she didn’t just put him down for naps but this morning I put him down, turned on the mobile and sound machine and he was out after 5 minutes of crying. I am so excited I can’t even tell you. Steve had warned me that it could take hours for him to calm down and go to sleep but thank goodness it didn’t cause I think I would of cracked at the 1 hour mark.

Everything else is pretty good. We started him on food over the last few weeks. So far he has had rice cereal and applesauce. Today he gets to try sweet potatoes so I can’t wait for that. I hope I remember to wear something disposable cause he likes to spit his food out at me :) Its kind of cute in a very messy sort of way.

2 Comments

Joe Brennan
Jun 2, 2007 at 10:36 pm

Jess,
Yes, somebody is reading this. It’s fun to watch you guys and my daughter going through these stages. Everything is a milestone. Falling asleep on his own and staying asleep is such a big step! And there’s nothing like those first spoon fulls of food. Just dress in the color you’re feeding that day 😆
–Joe


 
Zadie (aka GrampaR)
Jun 7, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Hey, how’s my little sweet potato pie spitter doing with his dietary changes? I trust he’s not projectile spitting – that just takes all the fun out of feeding. But if he starts asking for his Zadie to feed him again, I’m on it…love ya, Dad


 

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