Friday, February 08, 2008

Success!

I decided that it's time for Carter to make the transition to his own room. We don't have a huge condo so it's not like he was in the East Wing, but it was still a big decision to make. I like having him here. I like pulling him out of his cosleeper and snuggling next to him in bed. I like the sounds of his moans and sighs.

What I don't like? He grunts. A lot. He spits out his paci every five minutes and then cries for it. He whimpers. I'm a light sleeper and I have a lot of trouble going back to sleep sometimes after he wakes up to eat in the middle of the night with all these noises. Sometimes he'll make noises for a good hour, and I'm up the whole time listening to him. He's not crying, he's doing it in his sleep.

So we decided last night would be his first night apart from us. I don't have to work today so I figured if he kept me up all night then I could sleep today. I'm happy to report there is no need for me to nap today!

We prepped him by feeding him, giving him a bath, and then playing and cuddling for a little while. At 9:30, he was in his crib (swaddled, quiet and half asleep) and I was in my bed (also quiet and half asleep). He woke up at 1:30 to eat. Considering he hadn't eaten since 8:00ish, that was pretty darn good. He went right back to sleep after nursing and then he woke up again at 4:30 and 7:30. I stayed up and he's now napping again (it's 8:30 a.m.).

It went way better than I had anticipated. Woot!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

You GO girl!! What a great transition and such great timing too :) You're such a natural at this stuff... There are SO many Mom's out there who never use their crib sets b/c of the fear of that transition! :) You are one cool chickie!! One of these days we're going to have to get together again for coffee... I'll bring another child (who's less perfect...) and we can chat! Oh and by the way, that video of Carter & Mr. Sunshine was adorable... He's a little chatterbox!

Mom said...

The first thing I did this morning was check to see if you posted about how last night went. I'm so happy it worked out as well as it did. Hopefully, you will get into a routine he'll recognize and know that when he goes into his crib it is time to sleep, whether just a nap or bedtime.

Jaime said...

YAY!! It was a huge deal for us to move Hannah too, b/c she makes all kinds of noises when she sleeps. I do believe she did better the first night than we did, LOL!

Congrats on your "Sleepy Graduation" Carter!

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