I’m not seeing much progress with Emmett’s nightime sleeping. It is harder than I thought to hear him cry at night. The first night it gave me so much anxiety I couldn’t get back to sleep for 30 minutes after he did. Then last night I just kept battling it out in my mind…should I go get him? Should I let him cry? When will he stop? What if he just needs his blankie or binky? What is this going to do to him in the long run? Is this why he’s been clingy the last couple days? So many question and no answers. He went to bed really easily at 8pm after playing for a long time in the air conditioner cardboard box…yeah, we’re thrifty! He woke up at 10:48 for only about 4 minutes. Then he started crying again at 11:24 and didn’t stop, and didn’t stop. So, Pitt went in to see if he could help. After about 10-15 minutes of walking, rocking and consoling, he went back to sleep. At 4:45 he woke up again and cried for 30 minutes. The last 3 mornings he has been fed at 5 am, so maybe he thinks that’s his wake up time? So, I fed him (Pitt told me I could). –Big sigh– We’ll see how tonight goes. I think the problem is that we are inconsistent. We need to make a plan and stick with it. I will take any suggestions. Thanks for being a listening ear, even though this is pretty boring.
June 12, 2010