When Chloe was 2 1/2 months old, Cody and I decided it was time she learned how to sleep on her own. We would put her in her crib for her naps -without her being asleep first- and let her cry herself to sleep. It took about a week, but she learned how to put herself to sleep and is still a great, great sleeper.
Preslie turned 3 months on Sunday and we still hadn't done this. She screams her head off when she's tired, and I'm the only one that can get her to calm down and go to sleep. It's pretty hard when I'm here alone, trying to take care of and entertain Chloe, and trying to get Preslie to calm down at the same time. Last night I really had some sewing I needed to do, and Preslie was freaking out, so I decided it was time to start letting her cry it out.
Last night she cried for LESS than 10 minutes! It was FABULOUS! She totally put herself to sleep and it was so awesome.
Today is not so awesome. I just put her down like 2 minutes ago...but she's totally freaking out. I want to just go in and hold her and lay by her....but I can't! I need her to learn. (I'm saying all these things to make myself feel better...)
Hopefully she stops crying soon! I feel so so sad for her.
.....it's been 7 minutes. she's starting to calm down.
10 minutes. She just stopped crying...Just kidding again. Should I go in and calm her down? I think so.
K I went in, she was still wrapped up! So I rubbed her eyebrows for a few - like 2 or 3 minutes - and now she's quiet. She kinda fell asleep while I was rubbing her eyebrows. Is that cheating?
It's been 3 minutes! She hasn't cried at all yet!!! ......I hope she sleeps for awhile in there. She usually only naps for like 30 minutes unless I'm holding her the whole time. We'll see!!!
I'm so glad she's sleeping her in crib!! Woohoo, Preslie!!!!!!