FINALLY! Blaire is sleeping through the night consistently. And… she’s sleeping in her crib. While I was in New York, Jason moved Blaire into her crib, in her own room. She was still waking up a few times a night, and ending up in our bed around 4AM. Fast forward a few weeks and she was up a few times and ended up in our bed by 1AM every night. She loves to sleep in the craziest ways, so she just wasn’t comfortable inbetween us. She flip-flopped around all night and none of us were getting any sleep.
So… a few weeks ago we finally made the decision to let her cry it out. She had finished her bottle and was sitting up in bed whining/crying. Usually we would go back in and rock with her in her glider until she fell asleep. All in all it only took about 12 minutes of crying, with me going in three different times to soothe her. After the third time I went in, she sat in her crib and cried/mostly fake cried for about 5 minutes. We could see in her monitor that she was still sitting in bed, but had stopped crying. When we went in to check on her, this is how she had fallen asleep.Since that night she has fallen asleep with her sippy cup in bed, and then is able to soothe herself back to sleep throughout the night. We do typically have to get up and give her a binky once throughout the night, usually around 1AM. But last night she did make it until 2AM! It’s amazing to get so much sleep at night. I am definitely used to it already and am praying that she doesn’t relapse!
Every night before bed we put Blaire in her PJs and read her a story. Then we give her some formula and lay her in her crib. We don’t do baths every night because they always seem to add an extra 30 minutes to bedtime. We just recently started saying a prayer when she gets all cozy in her crib. We had to do some searching to find a good one… the one I said growing up included the line “if I should die before I wake” and we wanted something a little more uplifting for Blaire’s prayer. So we stumbled across a different version of the prayer I said.
Now I Lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
May God guard me through the night
And wake me with the morning light.
I have been working on a new printable for her room with the words to the prayer. It’s going to look so cute above her crib! I can’t wait to get it printed and hung up. How old was your little one when they started sleeping through the night? On second thought, maybe don’t tell me… I will be jealous! Only two days left to get ready for Blaire’s birthday party. There’s so much to do! xo