Hey everyone! So sorry for not posting in such along time. Life is so busy. Getting on my laptop these days is few and far between. But now that the little boy is taking longer naps these things are possible. The last two months have been the hardest two months of my life. I think harder than the newborn stage. We have had two teeth, waking up every night at 1230-1245 and staying up til 3, and traveling to Montana.
so ready for all his 20 teeth to be in now so that will all be over but
it doesn't happen like that. Huge sad face. Breastfeeding with two
bottom teeth hurts at times but not to bad. We got his bottom teeth in
July 25th and July 29th. Then I thought he was getting more because
after that he was up every night for a month and half at 1230. We would
rock him, give him the pacifier, etc to get him to fall back asleep. It
was exhausting. In between that month and half we traveled to Montana.
My goodness I think I cried more there than I did when he was a newborn
and I had no clue what was wrong. He would wake up every single hour and
it was awful. The third night we were there we let him sleep with us
because after reading the No Cry Sleep Solution book I think it was the
pack n play he wasnt use too and he could see us across the room. Those
two things got better. During the day I made him nap in it and play in
it so he would be familiar. We put up a blanket so he could not see us.
Finally he started sleeping by the time we got back home.
the sleeping issues in Montana we came back home and had to work 3 days
in a row and I was still dealing with sleep issues. So Sunday I read
Sleep 411 and then downloaded Healthy Sleeping Habits, Happy Baby and
decided Monday I was done with the pacifier and the Cry it Out Method
was in full force. We went to buy buy baby and bought a comfort blanket.
I wore it around me all day and used it during his feedings on that
Monday. The boy goes down to bed pretty easy. It's when he wakes up at
1230-145 and cries and wont put himself back to sleep. He use to self
soothe but something changed in him. So I let him cry for 3 minutes and I
went in and told him he was ok and that I loved him and made sure the
blanket was near him. I repeated this at 5 minutes, and 10 minutes x 2
or 3 times. It took an hour and he stayed asleep til 9 am in the
morning. A huge difference from what we had been dealing with. The next
night he woke up at 1245 and cried for 2 seconds laid his head down and
did it one more time and was out til 7 am. OMG this book was my life
saver and Im actually feeling human at this point!!! The next night he
did not wake up at all and I can place him in the crib at naps and at
bedtime with the blanket fully awake and within minutes he puts himself
to sleep. Why I put myself thru this for a month and half I do not know.
I kept thinking it was more teething, his belly was hurting, ear
issues, or a growth spurt. But all the things to fix those issues did
not fix it so that is why the CIO method was my last resort! Dont get me
wrong hearing him cry and me not able to pick him up and hold him was
the hardest thing Ive ever had to do but we are both sleeping and both
Sorry for the book but wanted to put this down so one day I can
come back if we have a second child and read this! Other than all the
sleeping issues Miles is the most amazing kid ever! He smiles all the
time and has a great personality. He can make a whole room smile and
that makes me so happy. He is one big kid. We are in 9 month almost 12
month clothes because he is so tall. He is 28" tall and weighs 19 lbs
15oz. Oh and we are in the beginning stages of crawling. He will crawl a
little lay on his belly and pull himself forward. I will quit talking
and share some pictures of the cutie!!!
will add a video of him crawling later!!! Enjoy my sweet little man!
Hope everyone is doing great off to look at the news feed. I will try to
get better at posting stuff!