Tonight we decided it was the night for the sweet sleepy-head to put herself to bed. We (oh crud! I just realized I did not kiss her good night. Shoot, crap, arghhh! Worst Mother of the Year award given to me!) Ok, so her Daddy kissed her good night (I will kiss her good morning.. in about 4 hours) and he put her down in her crib. She cried for 38 minutes and is now sound asleep. I know a lot of people have a hard time with this but we did not. While Amelia is a really, really good baby and falls to sleep easily during the day she fights it like C-R-A-Z-Y at night. We hold her in our arms for over an hour with her wiggling and crying almost every single night. So, tonight the only difference was our arms had a break.
Update: Mommy walked in her room just to make sure she was still breathing and really just asleep. Yep, it woke her up.... back to square one...will try to not do that again.
All this is because I realized yesterday that I start back to work on MONDAY! BOO! I am really excited (ok, that's a little strong)... I do not mind and am somewhat looking forward to going back to work. It is so helpful that 1. I only work 9 to 1; 2. Amelia is staying with family & will be close by; 3. I really do love my job and the people I work for and with. The problem is I now have less than one week to love on my baby all day and get her sleeping at night. She is a wonderful sleeper, it's just getting her to fall asleep that is the problem. Unfortunately the 3am rocker parties have to cease when Mommy has to work during the day.
Update: 21 mins after wake-up and we have had silence for about 5 mins. I will not enter the room this time!
Well, I think I am going to bed to fall asleep to Andy Griffin reruns since my baby girl is asleep and my husband is consumed by a dumb shoot-em up boy movie in the living room.