Saturday, March 7, 2009

Night #2 = SUCCESS

Just a quick note to say that Ruby is rocking her crib.

Last night I fed her and put her to sleep in her crib at around 9pm. I then sat in my bed watching TV with the volume off, straining with my ear to the monitor, waiting for her to fuss and want mommy... But nothing.

Nothing, in fact, until 3am. (That's 6 hours of sleep!). She was then fed by Steve and put back in her crib by Steve, (we're making great strides here) where I heard her moving around and mumbling for a few minutes until she put herself back to sleep.

Steve got up at 6 and checked in on her and she was apparently laying there awake with her feet up in the air and her thumb in her mouth (did I mention that I think she's going to be a thumb sucker?). I got up at 6:45am and fed and changed her and she fell back asleep.

Right now it's 7:45am and she's sound asleep in the crib still.

Seriously, Ruby? I had all this crib anxiety for nothing?

Could this just be a fluke?

Oh and the other bonus of this - I'm not there to pop the pacifier in her mouth so she's getting less of it during the night. This could be the start of pacifier weening as well. Two birds with one stone?

This seems too good (too easy) to be true.

And as if to tempt fate, tonight we are going to stay the night at Grandma's house (my mom and dad's) for the first time. I wanted to break Ruby in with an overnighter at Grandma's while I was there. And if it works out, she may be spending more nights at Grandma's and I might have a free evening every now and then.

Fingers crossed for continued smooth sailing!


Jen said...

That is awesome! I'm so glad that went so well.

Emily said...

That sounds awesome! Good for you Ruby! Dare I say I'm going to *try* to get mine in the crib right away... shhh. Key work is try!