Thursday, November 15, 2007

All night long!




Do you all remember that song, "All night long (all night, all night) All night long!" Well if you remember it, just think of it during this post....


She did it, she is really a big girl now. We put her to bed at 8:00 like normal, and suddenly my alarm was going off and my baby was not in bed with me! First of all, I was shocked and bewildered, and then I was thrilled that she finally did it....then I was a little sad, she is getting so big.


Now this was not some random luck thing. It had taken quite a lot of will power and work to get this to happen. I, being a bad mom, was used to letting my baby sleep in her bassenett and then when she got sick of it, she would come sleep with me...I kinda liked it. But then she got big and she started taking up too much room and it was about the time that it was my husbie, the dog and her on the bed, and me on the floor that I realized there may be a problem. So when her room was finally in order and she was in her crib I decided enough was enough. It was three nights of hour and a half screaming until finally she gave in before sleeping happened for longer stretches. During those nights, I would stay up, right by her door, sometimes in her room sitting on the floor so she wouldnt see me. Other times I cleaned the bathroom or read from all the child rearing books I have to give me strengh. Anyway, it must have worked, even though I hate thinking what is going through her head...something like "Well, I guess my mom has completly abondoned me and I am in this alone with you furry pocka dot puppy, I can only rely on you now."


Still, it is quite an accomplishment, and I am so proud of her. I miss her, but it is also nice to roll freely and not worry about crushing her.

6 comments:

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Sounds like it was tough but you did it!
You're not a bad mom! You just want to make sure your baby is ok, nothing wrong with that!

Brian and Lauren said...

Yay!! Cannon was sleeping from 7 to 7 in his crib until he got his teeth..... ahhh. I havent had good sleep in a month until last night, when I let him cry it out. He only cried for 25 minutes, but he slept until 7 again :) It will probably take a few nights! Stay strong! She might try to break it again if you pull her into bed (trust me, thats what happened with us). Now, I dont plan on pulling Cannon into bed with us unless it is a must. Call me, maybe we can play Saturday! I would LOVE to see you and mis Adi!

McKelle said...

I let Gwen cry too. She still doesn't sleep 12 hours in a row (usually 10), but good enough for me. And I'm amazed Addi goes to sleep at 8. Gwen is a night owl. She would stay up all night if I let her. It was so good to see you yesterday. Lets plan a day when we can try to make some stocking. That would be fun

McKelle said...

Oh, I forgot, here is the quote you asked for. Hope it's not too late. "It's a girl, a little beauty, an angel, and I am madly in love with her."

Jolley Family said...

Nice Mand!!! It's hard to do but worth it when you start feeling refreshed and rested... I do it right when 4 months hits... but to tell you the truth, Anabelle started sleeping through the night 5 nights ago... YIPEE!!! In a weird way I think it would be harder to let a girl cry then a boy :) Love ya and miss ya... call me sometime.

Jennica said...

I agree with TC, I gladly let my boys cry, I'd had it with Carter @ 10 months!!!! I needed to show him who's mom. The little angel did the same thing. 2 nights of crying and waiting until he'd had enough to go to bed and then he was trained. It's truly a beautiful thing and so, so worth it, so good job. I know it's hard, especially the first one. So when's the next? ha, ha, no really.... i know it's early, but do you guys have this all mapped out, 2, 4 years apart? let me know, and thanks again for the thankful post, I loved it.