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Drum Roll...Baby Slept in Her Crib Last Night

February 15th, 2014 at 07:22 am

After all the support I received yesterday, of course I need to provide an update of how the baby slept last night!

It was her first full night in her crib in her own bedroom. She did...better than expected, room for improvement.

She took about 2 hrs to fall asleep (standard),I tried to put her down 3x and she would instantly awake and cry to be picked back up. Finally on the 4th attempt to put her down she slept from 9-11pm. Then she & I fell asleep in the twin bed until 3am (not my intention). Then she slept in the crib 3-6am. At that point she was awake for the day.

So overall not bad. Still sleeping in short stretches. But I can handle this, I feel like we are making progress.

I used my sweatshirt as her blanket so my smell would be near her. I think that might have kept her from waking panicky.

We'll keep at it. I kind of like sleeping in her room with her. I decorated the nursery to be all girly and soothing. I like spending time in there. And I'm not fighting for blankets with the dogs. Or listening to my husband start snoring. It feels like a little shared moment with just her and I sleeping in the nursery. I'm sure the novelty will wear off, but for now- it's kind of nice.

8 Responses to “Drum Roll...Baby Slept in Her Crib Last Night”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I remember those sleepless nights all too well. Even today, 22 years later, I cherish each full night of sleep. All of us moms, young and old, are rooting for you as you figure out the right combo for your family. Eventually it does get better. Just do whats best for you and your family.

  2. schneidl Says:

    It will get better, but cherish these times, they are only young for such a short time. The security they must feel from having Mom or Dad close by cannot be a bad thing. Relax & Enjoy

  3. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    Congratulations! I used to like hanging out in Daisy's room too. (She's a teen now; don't hang out too much there any more.)

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Great!

    "Even today, 22 years later, I cherish each full night of sleep." Amen! (Not 22 years for me, yet, but I feel the same way and have no doubt I still will in another decade, still).

  5. scfr Says:

    So happy for you and your baby!

  6. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    Just thought of something - I used to use a heating pad to warm up Daisy's crib when she was a newborn. I didn't leave the heating pad in the crib when she was there - just used it to create a warm spot to put her on. Hope you had a second good night's sleep!

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Big Grin

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    I don't know if you tried it, but some soft, gentle music, something like acoustic guitar or piano set to play all night can be quite soothing to babies. I don't think I would have survived without my lullaby tape (yes, tape) set to repeat itself over and over again. There are some great 8 hour loops of music for babies on youtube. Also spa music, which is very similar for some reason.

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