Sleep Training

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.


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