Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sleeping Baby... or not

Nathan does not have the best sleep habits. Lucas had excellent sleeping habits. I'm sure it all has to do with the different ways I"m parenting. With Lucas we were much more by the book. We were consistent with letting him cry it out. I read the Ferber books, followed what he said and Lucas turned out to be a great sleeper.

With Nathan we rock him to sleep all the time. If he crys at night we go to him. Can he sleep through the night - yep. He's done it maybe 10 times. But usually he wakes up. Naps he goes down great. I lay him down he rolls over and goes to sleep, but in the night, it doesn't work that way.

So now that I've gone back to work, it may be necessary to let him cry more. I've been trying to enjoy rocking him to sleep in my arms because I know when I blink he will be 2 and won't fall asleep in my arms. I'm just not sure when I'm going to draw that line....

Till Tomorrow


1 comment:

Allie said...

It is so tough isn't it? You are so right - they grow quickly and before you know it, are independent little monkeys.

Ironically, our situation is reversed: Kaelen was the bad sleeper and Masyn was the easy one. However, that fairy tale of late has come to an end with Masyn waking multiple time in the night because she can't find her pacifier and hasn't figured out how to stay under the covers.

Good luck Jenn - and as you know, before long, these moments will be a distant memory and I am sure at one point, we will yearn to have these back again knowing that our children need us. :)