Remember how I said cry it out wasn't for us? Well, I put on my grown up mommy pants and changed my mind. That's the great thing about being the mommy...you can change your mind. John and I tried CIO last week and the first night was horrific. 45 minutes of horrific. An episode of Friday Night Lights on Netflix horrific. John rubbing my feet to keep my mind off of the sad whimpers coming from the 1980's Fisher Price monitor horrific. (well the foot rub wasn't so bad) I felt awful.
But...then we did it again the next night and it was 5 minutes of bearable crying. We couldn't believe it!
NOW, let me tell you what. Miss EJ sleeps from 7:30 to 4 or 5 o'clock and then I'll bring her in bed to nurse and then we go back to sleep til 7:30 or 8. There are tears around bedtime some nights. Some nights, no tears at all. We are slowly moving to the nighttime schedule we want.
We are all still figuring things out over here but thats what I love about parenting. It is all about trial and error. We are going to make mistakes and change our minds over and over again. We are going to find better ways to do things and probably a few really crappy ways too.
The best part though, she still loves us in the morning!
I am so glad that it worked for you guys and so quickly, too! I hope you guys can all catch up on some much needed rest now. :)
OH she is just the cutest thing.
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You are giving me strength! I'm trying to mentally prepare myself...
That's how it worked out for us. It is so hard at first but becomes so much better. Glad you found what works for you guys! Happy dreams. :)
Bah. You are so much stronger than me. You've inspired me to try it too. Someday. Later in life.
Good for you!
To be honest... i did the whole CIO thing early on. i NEED sleep. its hard, and occasionally my little lady (5 months) has a hard time. but 99% of the time she's out without a peep.
she sleeps better.
we sleep better.
i really wish i could have been a co-sleeper type... but i'm not. i didn't even try.
you gotta do whats right for you guys...