June 09, 2009

Breakthrough

Sunday night was a HORRIBLE night with Lucan. We saw the clock about every hour! Every time I went to pick him up, he had gotten an arm out of his swaddling, or kicked the blanket to the point where his feet were hanging out. So yesterday I had the revelation (from God, I firmly believe!) that perhaps it was time to wean Lucan away from swaddling. If he was waking himself up whenever he unwrapped himself, perhaps getting him used to sleeping without being swaddled would help. It was worth a try, anyway. After several fussy days with few naps lasting longer than an hour, plus the continuous frustration of having to get up multiple times at night with him, I was getting desperate!

So yesterday I put him in one of Kenna's old sleep sacks for a nap after we returned from Tobin's doctor appointment. Though the sleep sack is for a much bigger baby (all the littler ones were pink!), it worked like a charm! He had the best nap he has had in days. At night I put him in warm jammies with the sleep sack over them. He nursed at 9 p.m. and we all went to bed by 9:30.

HE DIDN'T WAKE UP UNTIL 4 A.M.!!!!!!!!!

Six and a half hours of uninterrupted sleep. Mommy likes! I haven't had that much sleep for literally months!! Now...I'm praying that this is not just a fluke but the beginning of a trend!

Thank you, Lord!!

3 comments:

The Litwillers said...

We had a similar breakthrough moment with Matthew when he was about the same age. He wouldn't sleep longer than 45 minutes at a time and NEVER in his crib. During his tummy time, he conked out and took a two-hour nap. That's when we started tummy sleeping him and he would actually sleep IN a crib for a few hours at a time.

Megan R. said...

We've never managed to keep our kids swaddled (they fight and scream until they've wriggled an arm out...they like to suck on their hands), but we're big fans of the sleepsack! I started using one of Evan's old (blue!) ones on Gemma when she started sleeping in the crib. I swear those things shrink, because our smallest one is size 6-12 months and isn't any too long on her!

Yay for some sleep!!

Amos said...

Praise God. Being sleep deprived is horrible. God is so good!