I wish there was some other way of saying “cold turkey” than cold turkey. It sounds so unappealing. Which I guess is the point…anyways…an update on the sleep thing.
So, after meltdown-number-who-knows, we decided to implement some new (or rather, some old) sleep methods. Sophia needs to sleep at night. And so do we.
So Thursday night she woke up at midnight. We let her cry. She cried, stopped, rolled around on the bed, fell asleep for a bit, and then repeated this all over again…for what seemed like hours.
I looked at the clock and only 15 minutes had passed. Oh my. (Please note: we do the 15 minute method during the day and it doesn’t bother me as much – probably because I can distract myself with other things. At night, all I want to do is sleep).
She finally got quiet and laid still on the bed for ten minutes. I hoped she was asleep… Then it all began again. For another ten minutes…then silence. She finally fell asleep for good.
She woke at 5 am and I fed her. My rational is that I’d rather get up to feed her after at least eight hours of sleep (say at 5 am) than have her up for the day at 5 am. After eating half a bottle, she sleeps until almost 8 am.
Panda bangs the screen door to be let in at midnight (damn cat!). Sophia sleeps from 7 pm until almost 5 am and I feed her. She sleeps until 8 am.
I think this might be working..
Sophia wakes at 3:30 am, which still meets my at least 8 hours of sleep rule. She wakes again at 5:30 am. I rolled over to Jon and told him she was just going to have to cry. I didn’t even turn on the monitor. Somehow she stopped crying pretty quickly and I just fell back asleep.
Until the damn cat started whining at 7 am to be feed. Oh well. We’ll work on training him next! Can you train a cat? Somehow, I think it is unlikely…
Sophia is still asleep, thankfully.
I figure once we all have a bit more sleep and are only being working up once a night after 8 hours of sleep, then I will work on fully night-weaning Sophia. Right now, I just need to get enough sleep to not be a zombie and then we’ll work on the rest.
This sleep thing might actually be working…fingers crossed….