Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Update of Jarrett's naps!

Jarrett has soothed (cried) himself to sleep 2 times today. He didn't sleep very long each time only 30 minutes, but he is doing better. Here is how I found him for his morning nap when he finally got quite and I checked on him, I did move him to a more comfortable sleeping position.

Tonight I face a new little challenge. He has been waking up every hour on the hour every night for the past 2 weeks. Well, I am tired. I usually go get him put him back to sleep by patting, holding, rocking, whatever works. Tonight I have decided to let him put himself back to sleep (cry himself cause that is what he does). I don't know if it will work, but I have to try something. If he were hungry, needing a diaper change, feverish, or something it would be different. He is just waking up and can't get back to sleep, so I have to let him try. Any advice is welcome!

5 comments:

Ashley said...

I miss you guys too! This is so precious and sad at the same time!

Mandy said...

I had to do this with my boys also. As one doctor told a friend of mine. "I have never seen a child in here because they have cried to much, he will be fine. and you will probably be a better happier mother!" Amen to good sleep!

Katie said...

That pic is too cute! I remember the days of Ella crying herself to sleep! It feels like they cry forever. It is so worth getting them to put themselves to sleep though! Just keep it up and good luck!

Dawn said...

Caption for that picture--"Nap like you mean it" or "look pitiful so your mama will feel bad!"

kendra hutchens said...

Let me know if you are successful with this, because we are moving Gage into a "big boy" bed after we get back from our vacation!!! He still doesn't sleep through the night so this should be interesting to say the least.