i read (well, skimmed) all of these books at the suggestion of a few of  our friends. what i found out was that my little guy was going to sleep through the night when he was ready. not when i was ready. we moved eep into his own room at a little over 4 1/2 months and the only one that cried was me! my problem was that i didn’t read any of these books BEFORE i had the baby. i thought oh…i’ll read them after he gets here…how hard can it be? babies eat, poop and sleep. wrong. i had NO IDEA that there was even such a thing as sleep training. i consider myself lucky that eep was finally sleeping through the night pretty consistently at about 5 months old. now if only i could sleep…i am still waking up every few hours.

question for you moms out there…do WE ever get to sleep through the night again after baby finally is???

17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Nic
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    You are amazing. Just wanted to tell you that first – I LOVE your style and your posts!

    I’m glad to see another Mom out there embracing sleep training methods. I find most women are very abrasive to even the idea. I appreciate both methods, but have mostly used the Baby Wise method with my first and plan to with my second. I’ve always had a full night of sleep, and sleeping all night makes me a better mom, which rewards me with a better child!

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

      thank you! more sleep in our household makes everyone happier too!

  2. joanne @daysofsplendor
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    sigh … no we don’t. maybe we will when the kids are out of the house. I still wake up a few times just to make sure they have their covers on them.

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

      ahhh…another thing i will worry about =)

  3. Lindsay
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    Well I’m not a mom (yet) so no pointers there, but one of my best friends has a baby that is about 4 months old. I bet she is wondering the same thing as you.

    I came by your blog as a fellow Paper Doll Project participant and I love your personal style, as well as the style of your blog. Everything is so cute! Even your pregnant pic a few posts ago was ADORABLE!! Oh and I love that trapeze tank you picked, it makes me want to buy one and figure out more outfits for it!

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

      thank you so much! makes my day to read that anyone thinks i am stylish! =)

  4. Natalie
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    Sleep? What’s sleep? Ha ha. I’m not sure that there will ever be a full, totally restful night of sleep ever again. My daughter is 9 months and usually wakes up once during the night. It’s a big improvement from a million times a night so I’m not really complaining!

    PS – Painting your nails can totally be a hobby! 🙂

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

      yes…once a night is SO much better than the every three hours we were doing! keeping my fingers crossed that he keeps sttn!

  5. Jennifer
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel where sleep is concerned! I agree with Nic (first comment), we did Babywise and it was the best thing we could have done for our children and ourselves. I would highly recommend reading it – especially before #2! 🙂

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

      all of my friends swear by it too!

  6. Daphne
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    My kids are 3.5 and 2. They both have been sleep trained to sleep through the night from the time they were 3.5 to 4 months old. BUT, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the trainning happens over and over with each mile stone. When we moved my son from a crib to a big boy’s bed we had to train him all over to stay in his bed and in his room. Then potty trainning again for months he would get up to go to potty but needed our help.
    My daughter hasn’t gone through these stages even yet so I don’t anticipate sleeping.
    I am a true beleiver of trainning though. I read a different book and followed it religiously and it totally worked. It was not a crying method either which I really don’t have the guts for.
    I am so glad yours is sleeping through the night. Enjoy it. At least until the next milestone! 🙂

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

      oh my goodness…i didn’t even think about all of those milestones! i guess i will take what i can get! i’m really lucky…my little guy never cried from day one of moving him to his own room so i haven’t had to let him cry it out! REALLY lucky =) and good luck with your zzzz’s too!

  7. Fashion Momma
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Girl, my “baby” is just over 2 and she sleeps 10 hours! I sleep 3-6.

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

      yikes…three is no bueno. six i would LOVE if it was straight through. i think it is the waking up all throughout the night that is killing me! xo

  8. MyBelleEpoque
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    My little guy is 16 months old and let me tell you, he did not sleep through the night consistently until he was 12 months old. I tried the “sleep training” but he was too persistent and it broke my heart. So as we have done since he was born, we rock him every night. I treasure the 15 minutes or so I have to just hold and snuggle him. That time is slipping away so quickly, I figure that I am lucky to enjoy it while I can. There will be plenty of time for learning to go to sleep on his own when we transition him to a “big boy bed”. I think do whatever works for you AND your child. ( PS I used to sleep 10 hours a night now I am down to 6-7) I think a baby just changes your chemistry.

    • jennifer
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

      awww…i am really lucky that my sweet baby boy goes right to sleep and doesn’t cry but now i know that i have these new milestones to look forward to (big boy bed & potty training in the middle of the night)! everyone always said that you sleep with one eye open when you become a mom and i guess they were right!

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