7:53 - I put Natalie in bed
7:56 - Asleep - she was tired!
10:40 - Dreamfeed
There were various times throughout the night that Natalie fussed, but she never even sat up in her bed.
6:30 - Natalie woke up, sat up and proceeded to put herself back to sleep
7:35 - Natalie started rolling around and I went in to wake her up and congratulate her on her first night with no middle of the night dreamfeeds!
Now I need to learn to sleep through the night! I was up at 3:00 and 5:15 (of course I then had to go potty otherwise I wouldn't have had to get out of bed), I guess old habits die hard. It has been over a year since I slept all night long. The third trimester of my pregnancy had me waking often to go to the bathroom and Natalie is just over 10 months old and had never slept through the night.
This was a very hard process for me. I can undoubtedly say that it was worth it! I am still amazed that in two weeks all of the bad sleep habits are nearly gone. If (that's a really big IF) we have anymore kids, I will not be waiting this long to sleep train that is for sure!
The difference in our family is astounding, both kids are getting more sleep due to the strict routine we are abiding by and we all have a better temperament. I feel as though I can function again since I'm not up multiple times a night. This is good for my family, my employer and myself.
Thank you to everyone who has read about this journey daily and for your thoughts, prayers and encouraging words!! They were more helpful than you will ever know. I will continue to update our progress weekly since I'm quickly learning that sleep training is an ongoing process.