Friday, July 11, 2008

All Night Long!

Mason's sleep schedule has been all over the place. I used to be a Babywise fanatic which worked like a charm with Cameron but not so much with Gavin and my attempts at using it with Mason have been inconsistent, which is completely my fault. With three kids it seems like I am always carting poor Mason around to different activities, waking him up to feed him right before we load into the car where he falls asleep again right away, only to be woken up when we arrive at our destination. Needless to say, he catnaps a lot, but with his sweet temprament, I haven't been too concerned. The one feat I have aimed to tackle is his sleeping through the night. Up until a week ago he would wake up two or three times at night and I would groggily feed him, knowing that he would go right back to sleep. Just when I couldn't take it any more and I threatened letting him cry it out, he began sleeping, well, like a baby. At first it was 6 hours, then seven, and now he is doing 9 hours!!!! Now that I am getting more sleep at night I can already notice a difference in my demaenor which is good for everyone. This is the baby stage that I like, because now I can really enjoy him without being sleep-deprived. And I never even had to let him cry it out, he did it all on his own. Way to go Mase!

4 comments:

Corri said...

That is amazing! Congratulations--I'm very happy for you. Getting babies to sleep is a really difficult undertaking...I still struggle with Laura, and might have to let her cry it out sometime, but I keep putting it off.

By the way, your new blog picture looks really great!

Kristen said...

Oh I am totally jealous. I tried letting Chloe cry it out last night and after 5-19 minutes or so I just gave in. Way to go.

Goose said...

Sleeping through the night BEFORE 3 months old. You are seriously so blessed!!! Way to go Mason! And Mom! Great Country Farms looked so fun! While Jonathan is here, I want to take my fam too!

miranda said...

You are so lucky! Cooper still is getting up in the night and I am so tired of it. So this is what it is like to have a baby up at night! He is so cute! He still looks so little compared to Cooper!