Thursday, February 2, 2012

Our Sleep Training Journey :: Day 2

The second night went much like the first, but I would say it was ever so slightly improved.  With Sleep Easy, you are told to keep a sleep chart to help see the progress so I  was pleasantly surprised to see that Natalie was fully awake less times.  However, there were a couple times that she cried for a longer amount of time than the previous night.  These crying spells were not a constant cry though so I will again call that a victory.

Here is how our night went:

8:02 - Natalie was in bed
8:10 - Asleep

11:00 - Dreamfeed 7 minutes, she stayed asleep when I put her back in bed

11:20 - Woke up, found her pacifier and was back to sleep very quickly

I had set my alarm to wake her at 2:00 to dreamfeed, but Natalie had other plans:
1:58 - Woke up, stood up, then quickly laid down then continued to complain occasionally
2:11 - Asleep

2:23 - Dreamfeed 7 minutes

I turned my alarm off at the 5:00 scheduled dreamfeed and went back to sleep - oops
6:14 - Dreamfeed 6 minutes

7:45 - Woke Natalie up for the morning

She didn't take a morning nap again today, but laid there for over an hour.  She took a three hour afternoon nap.

For the first time in a long time, Natalie drank both her bottles in full today at daycare!  A welcomed sign to a pumping mama who doesn't like to dump milk :-)  I am hopeful that this means she is going to start taking more calories during the daylight hours, making night-time weaning much easier.

I also have noticed a huge difference in myself.  I am enjoying time with my kids much more.  I am less impatient and everyone is getting more sleep.  We are even putting Claire to bed earlier since quiet time begins at 8:00.  I am sure my family, friends and co-workers notice a difference since I'm not complaining about the lack of sleep and walking around like a zombie.

Thank you to everyone who is following our journey and all your prayers and encouragement.  It is appreciated more than you realize!


  1. Yay! :) Sounds like things are moving in the right path... now if that alarm clock woudnt have went back to bed.. ;)

  2. Yay, Heather & Natalie!! It's truly an amazing system and you'll be thankful for it in the future too! Sounds like she's really getting it right and drinking/eating more in the day - woohoo!

  3. Yah!! Sounds like it is going great! I am so proud of you for doing this!


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