Saturday, June 27, 2009

cry it out spencer take 2!

ok.. so it didn't quite work last time... and then you got sick.. again.. and we can't possibly make you cry it out when you're sick! so here we are.. almost a month later.. and mommy is confined to the bedroom. yesterday was the first night... you went down at 8.. woke up at 11:40... apparently you cried like 20 minutes and fell back asleep until 2pm when you woke and daddy gave you a bottle... fell right back asleep until 5:30.. when you whimpered and struggled and slept a little here and there until 6:30, when you had it, and were up for the day. pretty darn good! max crying time of 20 minutes before falling asleep.. your sister audrey cried for a whole hour when we let her cry it out!

tonight you had a harder time going down... but again.. cried 20 minutes and fell asleep. we'll have to see how the rest of the night goes.. but if you can go all night... woo hoo.. a whole new world for mommy.. one where i can get some sleep finally at last!

i also started you on level 2 baby food jars today... banana rice peach today.. yum! you're still not such a big milk drinker.. but boy you can eat that baby food!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

cry it out spencer!

little spencer, spencer, spencer... mommy had every intention of letting you cry it out as soon as you turned 4 months old... even advised by your pediatrician.. but daddy was away.. and cio is daddy's job! then when he got back.. you got sick.. and then we started solids... and then mommy started to wean you... and you still had to be swaddled.. and mommy was worried that there were other issues preventing you from sleeping well... so mommy thought she'd hold out and suck it up for a coupla more weeks. alas, your multiple multiple night wakings.. inability to sleep for more than a couple of hours at a time.. and difficulty going down at night really began to wear mommy out. finally, mommy had enough. daddy sent mommy out to target tonight. and i came back to a silent house!!! apparently, daddy put you down in the crib, sans swaddle, turned on the mobile and left. you cried for a full 10 minutes.. then took a short rest... then after another 2-3 minutes of crying, daddy came up to soothe you and gave you your pacifier.. you turned your head and went to sleep. done! we'll see how the rest of the night goes.. but mommy is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.. and getting ready for a whole new world!