Thursday, June 19, 2008

Discovering the Joys of Sleep

I'm almost afraid to post about this for fear of jinxing things, but I just have to share...
 
This year for Memorial Day weekend, we decided to do The Great Room Swap of 2008.  We moved the office downstairs to the "master bedroom" and moved the bedroom upstairs next to Tree Faerie's room so that she could be in her own room yet still be nearby. 
 
During the first couple of nights, I missed her and she missed me, so I still had to get up every few hours and nurse her back to sleep.  I soon noticed I was getting up fewer and fewer times because even when she would wake up, she would sometimes settle back down before I could get to her.
 
Suddenly a miracle happened!  Tuesday night, she slept through the night.  Yes, she did fuss a couple of times, but she put herself back to sleep before I could get to her room, which is right next to ours.  I was in shock!  I didn't want to say anything about it in case it was just a fluke, but then the same thing happened last night! 
 
Now, I don't know how long this will continue, but at least now I know it can happen.  Knowing that she's capable of soothing herself, especially since I'm not a fan of the Cry-It-Out methods, gives me great relief.  For now, I am simply going to wait and see if this pattern will become the normal routine or if she's just teasing me.  Wish us luck!
 
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6 comments:

Patti said...

i remember the days...you just kind of hold your breath, and then before you know it they're getting married...gulp!

Annikke said...

I'm not a big fan of the cry-it-out method either,but I've noticed with our kids that sometimes they would settle themselves back to sleep before we could get there and it is such a beautiful thing. I'm not sure they really know they can do it until it happens!

Good luck...

Not Afraid To Use It said...

I am so glad it is working out for you. Sleep really does make us better parents! LOL

namaste said...

oh honey, how i remember these gifts of nights. whew! enjoy!

;)

~m

KATE said...

Congrats! I hope she keeps it up!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Yeah! big steps! Congrats to you both!