Sleep training, night two
|We see a lot of this. Hopefully when night wakings aren't a problem,|
we'll see more smiles!
Jemma's weight is fine. Although she is still on the small side on the charts, she has maintained appropriate growth and our pediatrician is convinced that her 1-year labs will prove her health. Therefore, sleep training continues!
Night 2 (March 26):
Brad rocked Jemma to sleep to enter the night. We don't mind that right now. My main concern is middle of the night wakings. Plus, I don't think I could handle sleep training for two naps per day, bedtime AND mid-night wakings!
3:39 a.m.--Wow! I really got an extra couple hours sleep from her normal waking around 1:30-2 a.m. I felt good enough not to be crabby as I implemented Ferber's Method, beginning with a 5-minute wait.
3:44 a.m.--I went into Jemma's bedroom to settle her down. Stayed a couple minutes and went back to bed. The intensity of her cries increased as I left, and she immediately stood back up. On to the 7-minute wait.
3:53 a.m.--She was still crying, though not as bad as when I left before. I soothe, leave and listen to increased crying. Toward the end of the 10-minute period, she starts to settle.
4:05 a.m.--I still have to go in to soothe. She settles quickly, and is basically asleep before I get back in bed. I start the 12-minute clock, but don't need to. Aside from a few whimpers, she's asleep!
*The second night's intervals were: 5, 7, 10 and then continual 12 intervals as needed. We improved our wake-time from night one's 45 minutes to 30 minutes. Amazing!
See also: Intro and Night One