Six months and we’re still hitting our heads against the wall. Jake is so close to sleeping through the night – he actually makes it till about 4am most days, but then wakes up begging for me. There aren’t any words to describe the feeling you have, laying in bed, listening to him cry, praying he’ll just drift back to sleep for a couple hours. It is pure torture. And I haven’t been strong enough some nights to keep myself from getting up to cuddle him, or bring him back in bed with us. His safe, warm haven. The kid loves being all cuddled up with us and the dog.
Bad habits. I know. He needs to be in his own crib. The whole night. We’re working on it. Working on this mama not running to his room for every little peep.
But mostly we’re working on the bedtime schedule – putting him down for the night while he’s still awake. Teaching him to self-soothe, to fall asleep on his own. Thanks to Melissa Perry from The Cradle Coach – we’ve picked up some good tips to help signal to Jake that it’s bedtime.
A sleep coach? Yep. I’m with you. Had no idea they existed. But Melissa is an amazing resource for sleepy mamas everywhere. She’ll work with you on everything from the color of your nursery to the sweet lullaby you sing as your little one drifts off to sleep.
And I never thought daylight savings time was a big deal until I had a little one. Oh my Lord. It is a BIG deal. Luckily Melissa had some tips on getting Jake adjusted with minimal tears 🙂
She’s a lifesaver of sorts. And even doles out advice on her Facebook page on Wednesday nights. So that we can have a child who looks like this
And wakes up singing every morning.
Check out my ‘Lessons from a Mother’ feature on The Cradle Coach here. You know I can’t stop gushing about loving this little guy.