Guess who slept through the night last night?! I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t me or Mr. Rancher. That’s right, the first night that Henley has slept for more than a three-or-four-hour-stretch since Henley was four-months old and I didn’t even sleep well! I still woke up at midnight. And again at one. And again at three. Each time I sneaked over to her room to check on her, and what do ya know she’s asleep!
This night has been a looooooong time in coming. I tried everything from feeding her all. day. long. in hopes of filling her up for a stretch of six or seven hours without food. I tried rocking her everytime she woke up and telling her I’d feed her in the morning–we were both up for hours with this method. I tried letting her cry it out–we were both up for hours with this method. I tried giving her a bottle, hoping she would get mad and stop waking up–oh no, she loved the bottle. Yesterday I was simply at my wits end as to what to do with this child. I called my sister to report Henley actually taking the bottle and actually enjoying the bottle. “What’s the point of giving her a bottle if she just drinks it?!!! I may as well just nurse her and get her back to sleep!” My sister laughed. Only because it’s not her baby.
All I have to say about sleep training is: it worked
for on me.