I would have persistently tried to stake my claim as I loved snuggling wih her each night, but the horror stories of babies in the bed were enough for me to finally give in.
I won’t go into a full blown, minute-by-minute rundown of his plan, but I will give him the credit he deserves. While absolutely painful and some of the most trying times I have experienced as a mom, his ideas worked. Yes, they included some tears. Ones from her & from me. I know that not everyone agrees with this parenting style and quite honestly, I don’t even know that I do myself. But what I do know is that I have had a much happier, rested baby as a result. We definitely are not through the woods yet (we have had a couple of setback nights), but I’ve come to understand that is to be expected. This certainly won’t be the last month of sleepless nights we have. And this “parenting” thing I thought I had mastered? While it is absolutely, undoubtably the best role I have ever had, it is also the hardest. But I wouldn’t trade it (or her!) for the world.
I am thinking, however, that I would just like to skip nighttime all together for the next couple of weeks. Can’t I just snap my fingers and be well-rested? Let me know if you have any ideas on how I can make that happen.
And for one more appearance from the sweet little non-sleeper herself.
|Waverly’s onsie is from Old Navy & Leggings from Carters.|
Ain’t that the truth? 🙂