Showing posts with label sleep training. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sleep training. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Baby boy is in a hurry

Mr.M is in a hurry to catch up to big brother. At 8 months old he has perfected the pincer grip and feeding himself finger foods. He loves to eat! 

He gets up and stands at every chance he gets, holding on to toys, sofa or coffee tables. 

We lowered the crib because he was ready to jump out! 

He is such a cutie!!!! 

We are beginning to sleep train. Well the very start of it. He's never taken a bottle but we have been trying to get him use to one, if he's anything like big brother then he will just go straight to Sippy cup. 

We introduced a lovey- a teddy bear blanket. He doesn't care for it haha but I'm letting him sleep with it for naps and bedtime, so he can get use to it when I decide  to fully train him. We have been co-sleeping since birth but the past few weeks he's been in his crib for some naps and the first stretch of his night time sleep. I'm not a fan, nor did I do CIO with big brother. So I haven't fully decided what method to use. I know many friends that successfully used CIO method. But first, introducing more crib time and lovey are my first steps. Weaning- hasn't even begun yet but I have 3 months until back to work! 

3 months! Sigh. I'm so happy tho that I will be home most the summer :)
I can't wait until school is out and we have a whole month of fun together with both kiddies! Little k really enjoyed me being home this year. I feel so blessed that I have this time with them too! 

Little k came home the other day wanting to plant! So we bought some pots and planed a few things. His school gave the kids a tree to plant for earth day. We aren't sure where to put it yet, so for now it's in a pot.

Little k had one of his best friends birthday sunday. He had so much fun! 
The next morning he was expressing how he felt upset that he wasn't 5 yet. All his jk friends seem to have birthdays early in the year so they are all turning 5! He was the youngest in his jk class when he began, being the only 3 year old for the first 2 months of school. We had a long talk and I think he's come to terms with it haha. 
My boys are eager to grow up!! 
Slow down!!! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 our day

Last night I had 1 stretch of a 2 hour sleep so together I guess that adds up to the whole 12.12.12 day ha!

We had a horrible night!!!!
We tried the CIO method again and I did not feel good about it today at all!

Even baby K ended sleeping a 4 hour nap at daycare because he was exhausted!

I decided to scrap that method for now. I can't do it. My little one looking at me soo sad and today I was soo tired and our whole family was soo miserable.

So tonight I went with our other approach for now. We'll figure the rest out somehow.

Bath, book, cuddles and sleep.

Much calmer evening here. Just love cuddling my little boy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sleep training ups and downs

I was never one that thought I would do the CIO (cry it out method) I was totally against it the first year. I hear many moms that have done it and it has worked and also many that haven't and their kids sleep just fine.

My little one was never the good sleeper. From birth he would nurse every 2-4 hours and 1-2 during growth spurts. His sleep I would say is getting worse not better these days.

So we decided to finally try the CIO method. It was going sorta fine the first couple days. My husband started it and seems it works a little better with him than with me.

However, I noticed the past couple days a very needy baby. This was something I was afraid of when it came to CIO. Not all kids are the same. For the most part little K is pretty independent and not one to cry when I leave the room... But the past couple days he has been. He is afraid that we are leaving him... Exactly what I was afraid of! Who could blame him!

Last night when I placed him in his crib he would turn around quick to see if I was there. I would pat him, he would fall asleep and as soon as I started walking away he would wake up and freak!!! He was up until 130am doing this last night ;(

I have no problem with co-sleeping I always bring him in bed after the first stretches of sleep in his crib. But baby boy is desperate for comfort that he has been using me for comfort pulling my hair, getting up to snuggle closer wanting to nurse often... he keeps me awake!

;( I'm lost and don't know what to do now. Moms! What do I do! I'll continue a method a fellow twitter mom sent me and I'll see how it goes this week.

I'm exhausted and just want this cute little boy to sleeeeep!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Sleep training and Christmas shopping

This weekend my husband started sleep training without me. Friday night I went out with the girls for nice evening to catch up. My husband let baby K cry it out to sleep. He went in every 5 minutes to tell him to sleep and within 30 minutes he fell asleep. He screamed and threw his head back slamming it against the crib over and over (eek) but eventually stopped and fell asleep. We did it again yesterday and it took 17 minutes with less crying. Hoping tonight it's less! We are working on it!

I also spent the weekend doing some Christmas shopping. I got his daycare teachers all a gift and a little gift for each of his little friends in his class.

I'm not even close to being finished Christmas shopping. But we love last minute shopping so we won't be done until Christmas eve!!

Did you Christmas shop this weekend!?