Sleep training- night 1
So we started sleep training actually at nap time yesterday. My mom did while I took Malachi out for an afternoon with me alone.
At nap time, she cried for 20 min, fell asleep, woke back up 15mins later for 15mins. Went back to sleep for 2 hours! I had to wake her up to go somewhere. Then came bed time. I had her in bed by 7:30. I did our normal routine but instead of nursing her to sleep I nursed her until she got drowsy. I then laid her in the bed. She cried but I left the room.
I ate dinner with my mom, dad, & son. At the 20 min mark I went to check on her. She had gotten her arms out of her swaddle. So I re-swaddled them and left. She got mad but only cried a little bit longer. She cried 30 mins total. Then she slept until 11:45. Which is already a huge improvement because she used to wake 2-3 times after I put her to bed to nurse more back to sleep. I fed her at 11:45, burped her, checked her diaper and laid her down. She cried under a min and then slept UNTIL 5:35. I got 5 hrs of uninterrupted sleep. I don't remember the last time that happened. I fed her, changed her, and then put her back to bed and she's asleep!!! And didn't cry at all when I left.