Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nigh' Nigh'

Monkey's night-time routine is pretty basic. Bath, jammies, bottle, brush teeth, hugs and kisses, lights out. We've done this since Monkey was sleeping through the night around 8 months old. We used the "cry-it-out" method, which only lasted about 3 nights and it was the LONGEST three nights of our lives. But it paid off in the end. Monkey has pretty good sleep habits ever since. Usually 11 - 12 hours a night, going down about 7:30 every night. Just this past month we've had a hard time. Monkey seems to be going through a separation-anxiety phase...he's not liking being left alone, so there are more tears than we've ever had at bedtime. Hard for him, harder for Momma I think.

I know they aren't exciting, but I love capturing these little daily moments, because these are the things I want to remember later down the line when I'm old and feeble. (Comments from the Peanut Gallery can just leave that one alone.)

Brusha-brusha-brusha...



Hugs Momma...



Kisses too...

4 comments:

Flakymn said...

What a cutie!!!! And I think it is definitely harder on mom!

McMama said...
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Monkey Momma said...

Jen, it was HARD, HARD, HARD letting him cry. For 45 minutes straight the first night. N and I were very close to tears ourselves. But the 2nd night, it was only about 20 minutes, the third night 5. By the 4th night he just laid his head down with his monkey, like he'd been doing it all his life. He was only 8 months old, but we have no regrets. He wasn't in pain and we could tell by his cry that he was mad more than anything. We sat on the patio and watched the lights on a muted baby monitor. We both had BIG glasses of wine to take off the edge. LOL! It doesn't work for everyone, but it worked for us.

If you decide to do it with Baby J sometime, you HAVE to stick to your guns. That's the tough part.

I'm learning...choose your battles wisely, but whatever battles you choose, you MUST win. Period.

McMama said...
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