Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sleep training by Brooke Stone part III

I'm going to sound like I'm contradicting myself for a moment... but, some may actually understand what I'm saying? Even though we were up quite a bit last night, Jake was falling asleep back on his own... without me rocking him. Making strides people!

Here's the timeline (I'm all about lists and documenting times to see how the progress goes):

6pm: I started dinner for Grant and I. At the same time I was also cooking lunch for Jake for the next few days. Grant started to fed Jake dinner.
6:20pm: Jake was getting really heavy eyes. I continued cooking while Grant started Jake's bedtime routine.
6:30pm: Bath
6:45pm: Book - Goodnight Moon.
6:50pm: I came upstairs breastfed him. Sang and rocked him.
7:00pm: Asleep in crib

Then.... The fun began!

8pm: woke up crying. We started the the every 5 minute or however long we wanted to check in. After 20 minutes we let him cry it out.

8:50pm: Asleep in the crib again.

9:30pm: woke up... and put himself back to sleep after 10 minutes.

11:30pm: Awake crying. I went in, fed him, rocked him, and put him back to bed.

Not sure of all the exact times in between 11:30pm - 3am he woke up... but, watching through the monitor he would cry himself back to sleep within 10 minutes of waking!

3:30am: I fed him, rocked him, and up him to sleep. Only he woke when I was putting him down. I walked out anyhow! He fell asleep on his own after 10 minutes... give or take.

6:30am: woke up. I brought him into bed with us. We were waking up anyhow!

So, even though there was a lot of waking, he was able to put himself back to sleep. This is a HUGE step to us. I'm so happy... even though I didn't sleep much.

Have a good Thursday!


  1. these are big, important steps for two reasons: 1. he's putting himself back to sleep- which is the whole reason for training, and 2. you're getting faith in the process because you see it work!

    i have a son 3 weeks younger than jake and we recently did this training and he now sleeps from 8-7 with NO WAKING! keep up the great work. :)

  2. We're all over the place here. Most nights he naps in the early evening around 5 to 6ish, then goes to bed around 8 or 9 and sleeps for 4-6 hours, wakes to feed and goes back to sleep then up again in about 3 hours eats and when he wakes between 5-6 he comes into bed with us. He'll sleep for hours and hours with us.

    I've been trying an earlier bed time but I can't take the crying it out.. I'm weak! Help!

  3. Ryder is 9 weeks and we get 7 (usually) each night. I am knocking on wood as we speak! My pediatrician said we should put him down at 7 or 8 for a nap, then a feeding (around 11), then the long sleep. then eventually he'll drop that feeding and sleep through. this seems ideal but i don't know anyone that has a achieved that or anything close to it! I totally have so many questions for you. I would love a 10 minute Ryder is still at 30 or so minutes.


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