so as of this week, i put my foot down and told myself i am going to have to make Dulany cry herself to sleep. She needs to learn that I can't always hold/rock her to sleep (even with that it would take about 3-5 times putting her in her crib, rocking her, putting her back in her crib). I was thinking, how are we ever going to get someone to babysit her if she can't get herself to sleep??? So i started, and it sucks. i gave up a few nights because it was hard. The other night i told myself. i NEED to stay strong and just let her cry> So i knew she was tired, she was changed, fed... she needed to go into her crib. The first night i stuck with it she cried for one hour and 10 minutes! AHH it was so hard. I made sure to shut her door, my door and i turned up the tv loud so i couldnt hear. I made sure to go in and try to give her her binky but that wasnt cutting it. I thnk it just made it worse. Lets just say she didnt end up going to bed till 10:30. But last night she only cried for about 30-45 minutes and went to sleep at 8:30, so def. an improvement. Naps are harder for some reason... but we're working on it. She actually went to sleep at 8:30 last night. and woke up at 5:30 (which is kinda early for her but thats ok) and I realized she was cold so i ended up putting her in her swaddler thing she got from the hospital and she went back to sleep at 6 am and didnt wake up till 10... (which she usually wakes up at 8-8:30 and then 11, yes i have a sleepy baby!)
now im wondering if i want to keep swaddling her, but sh elikes to suck on her hands... so i dont know!!
but anywho. hopefully thatll get better. As i said before, she loves to chew on anything and everything all of a sudden. She likes to take her burp clothe or blanket and pull it up and chew on it. I got a cute vid of it.
i havent really taken any pics, ok i have, but i hate this mac because i cant find anything when i upload it! haha im so tech challenged. so here is one and a vid.