Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sleep Training

So I've been pretty inspired lately by mom-runner-friend, Kristin, and Courtney to try CIO to end our CRAZY/ INSANE seven times per night night-wakenings.

Night one was pretty dreadful, I won't lie. Did result in a 5 hr stretch of sleep! YAY!

Night two was amazing, I won't lie. He only woke up twice during the time-frame we were going to make him cry (no boobie before 4 AM was our rule) and only cried 20 minutes each wake-up. Resulted in a 6 hr stretch of sleep!

Night three will be tonight!

So far it has already gotten him some longer stretches of sleep than he's had since OCTOBER. I give this method an A++ so far but I know a lot can change and things can tank so I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed for this next week.

6 comments:

Claire said...

that's great news! i hope it keeps improving!!

Shannon said...

We did the same thing. It was so hard, but it worked within a matter of days! Congrats on a good nights sleep!

Morgan said...

Good luck. I hope night 3 is a good one.

Elizabeth said...

Glad it's working! So hard to hear them scream, but the extra sleep makes it worth it!

Kristin said...

Yay Blaine! And yay mom and dad :) Glad to hear things are going well, and I hope tonight went even better!

Cheyenne said...

Oh gosh, I'm so happy for you! Stick with it! The extra sleep makes everything better in the end. Have you heard of the book called something like...'On becoming Baby Wise?' It's not for everyone, and I don't love the way it's written, but the overall method seems great. Anyone that I've ever talked to (and there are TONS of girls who do it here) who follow it - it has ALWAYS worked for them.