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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 2009: 3 months old

This last week Bailey has had a change in sleep patterns. She has been waking up at night every hour to two hours. I believe this may either be a result of her teeth pushing since she has turned into a drool monster or she may no longer be sleeping well with the motion of her swing, which we have already weened her down to the lowest speed setting. With this new exhausting sleep pattern, well actually old exhausting sleep pattern since I went through this with her in the beginning weeks, we felt that it might be time to fully commit to the crib since none of us are getting any sleep anyway. Yesterday seemed like the perfect conditions for success. She had not been able to sleep a descent nap all day and as a bonus it turned into a cool and rainy evening. We gave her a warm bath and a baby massage with her Johnson's sleep comfort baby wash and lotion and snuggled her up in a snug swaddle. I nursed and rocked her to sleep, despite what the doctor said because his way just worked her up way too much for my comfort level or John's, and gently placed her in her crib holding my breath and tip toeing out LOL. Thirty minutes later she started to fuss so I quickly picked her up and repeated the nursing and rocking, and once she was soothed back to sleep she was placed back in her crib. Again she awoke in thirty minutes. The next two times she slept for an hour long stretch each. And then a successful 4.5 hour long stretch! and then finally another two hour stretch. She did not get worked up once, and seemed rather OK about the whole situation instead of it being the traumatizing nightmare that it once was, and the most important thing made it the entire night in her crib!! We are sooo proud of her!!! YAY Bailey!!

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3 comments: to “ We did it, We did it, We did it, Yeah!

  • Ashley
    March 11, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

    YAY!! I swaddled Alex until she started rolling over to her stomach in the swaddle! Otherwise she would cry every 30 minutes...she just liked that snuggly feeling! Do what works for you! It only took a week or so to transition her out of her swaddle. Now she sleeps soundly all over her crib. I put her on her back and within 10 minutes of me putting her down, she flips over onto her tummy and stays there the rest of the night!

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  • jpeck
    March 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

    Yeah! Samantha always slept best swaddled up too. So tough when they're waking up a lot. I always tell Sam "I could have more babies, if they were just born knowing how to sleep through the night!!" :)

  • alyak23
    March 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

    She HAS to be swaddled to sleep, actually she requires a swaddle just to nurse whenever she starts getting tire, otherwise she will continue to unlatch and whine at me. She is a total little escape artist though. Somehow she always manages to free at least one arm before she wakes up.

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