It’s been one week since I started sleep training Alyssa. How’s it going? Freakin’ excellent!
Nights three and four were a little tough. She woke up a few times during the night and cried for a bit. We just ignored her until she fell back asleep.
Night five was tough. Something was making Alyssa quite uncomfortable so she ended up sleeping with us for the night. Even then, she woke up a bunch of times. At first, I thought it was going to be a major setback in the sleep training process, but it wasn’t.
At bedtime, on nights six and seven, she began to get used to the routine. She eased into her crib comfortably and seemed like she was eager to go to sleep. Just a few noises/whines after I left the room, but she fell asleep quickly – and stayed asleep the whole night. Awesome!
The last time she was sleep trained, I would always hold her for a bit before putting her to bed. She would put her head down on my left shoulder and relax, both of us enjoying some quiet time together. She’s starting to put her head on my shoulder again when I carry her into her room, so I think it’s just a matter of time before she’s fully sleep trained.