Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cry It Out is not for the weak

Now I know you don't care but this is for my own sanity...

Makenzie is definitely an easy peasy lemon squeezy kind of baby. Buuuuut...lately she does not want us to lay her down until she is ASLEEP!! No thank you! Now don't get me wrong, I love rocking her to sleep every once in awhile, but we just can't do this for every nap and bedtime- not good for her or not good for us. So, yesterday when I was putting her down for her late nap, I decided it was time- she needed to learn. So we did our little nap routine of cuddles and "you are my sunshine" and then I just laid her down...I was scared, I'm not gonna lie. But, I'm happy to report she only cried (well more like screamed, wailed, wimpered, begged, etc) for 45 min and then she was out! I went in a couple times and patted her belly and talked to her a bit, but I never picked her up! I was expecting like 2 hrs for the first time! It was so sad and there were lots of tears but everyone survived!
So nap #1= success

Nap #2 (bedtime)- Jake put her down, I went for a quick run and she was already asleep when I got back! Only 30 min this time! So proud!
Nap #2 (bedtime)= success

DAY #2
Nap #1- routine, laid her down, a few fake cries, played with her binks, a few more fake cries and she's out!!!! I never even had to go back in!!! Wow! So happy!!!!!!
Nap #3 of CIO= success!!!!
I am so proud of her!!

Moving on...we have had really fun weekends the last 2 wks! I would love to be posting pics of those but our computer is toast...yes I know...something is always wrong with it! So, those fun stories and pictures will have to wait! :(

2 comments:

Denzil and Brittany said...

Phew, glad that is over. It is always the worst as a parent. Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

doddles said...

Yea Big Mack!!
It's always tough at first, but it's always worth it.