|Maybe someday Jemma will be this relaxed!|
During the night, she woke up at 2:30 a.m. I thought maybe trying sleep training at bedtime would have an adverse effect on our night-time wakings, but it didn't! I was up to waiting 7-minutes before going to her the first time. And guess what? That's the ONLY time I had to get up! I went in, put in her plug, patted her and went back to bed. She whimpered a bit, but then, silence!
I started sleep training for bedtime, but she was going strong and both Brad and I needed some quiet after long work days. We took the risk of messing stuff up, and Brad rocked her to sleep.
Jemma had a restless night (well, I did too, for that matter! Guess I need sleep training as well...). I have a feeling her lack of naps during the day played into her bad night. She woke up at 1:30 a.m. OUCH! The schedule called for 10 minutes, but I dozed a bit and waited 12 instead. That's all it took, and she was back to sleep after I went in.
But, she wasn't done. She also woke at 4:30 a.m., at which time I decided to go ahead and nurse her. And again around 6:30 a.m. But after the long night I had, I wasn't ready to start my day. By that point, I had retreated to the basement for a couple hours of shut-eye after putting J back in her crib about 4:45 a.m.
I'm hoping the restlessness will cease for both of us on night 5!
To catch up on my sleep training adventure see: Intro, night one, night two