Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sleep ISSUES!!

Aves has been a champion sleeper since she was 3 weeks old.  NEVER had to do any kind of sleep training/ferber type of stuff.  She just slept.  I had to wake her up in the middle of the night to feed her!  It was awesome...and HAS BEEN awesome for the last 22.5 months.  Well, ever since we got back from Galvy my little one has been STRUH.GUH.LING.  Once we returned from Austin this past wknd, we are finally home all together everynight for the rest of the week, so we are busting out some Ferber method up in this joint.  Poor Aves.  I feel bad doing it @ the age of almost 2.  It seems meaner when they can cry out your name.  She is fighting hard, but we're on night #3, and the process was significantly shorter tonight.  We shall see.  I miss seeing this...

...within 10 minutes of putting her in bed!  

Speaking of Ferber action...we did this with Camo @ about 4.5 months...once the colicky stuff ended (which coincidentally happened at the same time that we switched to formula...hmm...).  Worked like a charm, and we've never looked back!  Nightnight time is super pleasant for little Camerton {and us...usually}.

One super-cute thing we've discovered via this minor sleep-related drama is how in tune with each other the girls are!  Avery wakes up every morning asking for Camo.  She goes down easier when we let her say night-night to her baby seester.  If Camo hears Aves crying, she cries intensely for about 4 seconds in approx 1-min increments...just to let Aves know she feels her pain.  It's kind of hilarious & sad & adorable all wrapped into one.  Love my little nuggets!



Josh said...
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the brock's said...

I had this same issue with my oldest when we transitioned her to a toddler bed. She refused to sleep...frustrating! She kept getting out of bed, so I would just go in, lay her down, say "It's time to go night night" and leave. The next time I would go in, lay her down, say, "night night" and leave. The rest of the times after that, I would go in, say NOTHING and just lay her down and leave. It took a good week at both naptime and bedtime, but eventually it ended.

Sorry, was logged in as hubby before! oops!

Lauren said...

Just wanted to drop in and say hello! I forget how I found your blog, through some UT friends I believe, but I enjoy reading it and am always encouraged by your joy and love for the Lord. Your little girls are precious and you make me think that I just might be able to have another baby soon :)