Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sleeping through the night!!!!!

It's been a long time coming!!!  at 7 months old, Josie FINALLY started sleeping through the night.  Let me give you some back ground.  At her 6 month appointment, she had dropped to the 10% in weight.  I had expressed to the doctor that she was waking up at night, at least twice and I had figured out that she was hungry, so I was feeding her.  I thought I was getting us into a bad pattern, but then the doctor told me to feed her every time she fussed, day or night.  So that is what I did, for a MONTH!  It was like she was 2 months old again.  We went in on January 7th for a weight check and Ms. Josie B put on 3 lbs!!!!!  {do the math, that's 30% of her body weight}That was glorious news, I didn't have to feed her twice at night, and of course that she was back into the 50% for weight.  

On January 7th, we started sleep training (thanks Andrea) and the cry it out method.  There is a lot of controversy about this method, but we knew that she was healthy and could make it through the night, we marched on!  Of course the night we decide to start....she slept through the night!  Night two was more what I expected...around 2:30 she was up crying and wanted her pacifier.  I got up, for what I thought was going to be a long night and low and round of 3 minutes, 5 minutes and 10 minutes and we were all back to sleep.  That was it! One night....I'm so thankful!  Since then she has been blissfully sleeping through the night.  Now, I will admit that there are 3 other pacifiers in the do what you have to do!  ah...zzzzzzzzzz

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Yeahhhhh for Josie and mommy and daddy!!!! Sounds like it went very well. Has she been waking up wanting her paci or does she find one and get it back into her mouth? That is our biggest challenge now...waking up to put the paci back in. Some nights of course are better than others.