Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sleep

Well, I have to say that I am flabbergasted. I never expected it to go so well. Although Finn did not sleep through the night, he did spend the night in his crib and woke much less than I thought he would. I put him down at 8:00 and he went down without a fuss. He slept until 10:30 and woke up fussing, so I sat and nursed him and put him back down, and he slept until 1:30ish. I sat and nursed him again, put him down, and he slept until 5:15! At that point, I put him in bed with me :) I missed him! Anyway, he took his morning nap in his crib today with no problem, slept for an hour and a half and when I went to get him up, he was laying there smiling and blowing raspberries :D He also went down in his crib for his afternoon nap with no fuss, and he's still asleep now.

I have the head of his mattress elevated with a pillow (thanks for the suggestions!), and I have a vibrating device under his mattress that is noise-activated so that if he wakes and fusses, it starts the crib a-vibrating for 10-minute increments. He seems to find this soothing.

Also, I put him on the floor this morning and he rolled over onto his tummy and was pushing up on his arms, so I think he's feeling better. A little on the subdued side still, but getting back to his old self I think.

And just for the record, Lilah has also done very well in her new room and new bed, both at night and for naps. I really expected this whole thing to be much more of a struggle, which is why I wanted to do it over Spring Break, when we didn't have to worry about getting up super early, as I figured we were going to have a string of sleepless nights.

Let's see if this continues!

4 comments:

Nicole O'Dell said...

I'm so glad to hear he is restful and recovering well!

Tausha said...

YEAH!!! That is so great. Man, he is doing better in his crib then Sam does, I am jealous. :-) I hope it continues and you are able to get some sleep!!

Laurie said...

Great news, Lisa!!! Yeah...we havent attempted the "big girl bed" with Cass yet - Im too scared to try it!!

ahanson2001 said...

Yay for good sleep!!