As much as I appreciate and acknowledge the admittedly significant improvement, I still HATE it. Listening to my baby cry – even if it’s just for 5 minutes – is just plain awful. I know and keep telling myself that it’s for the better long-term because it will help Baby Thrasher and us sleep longer and deeper. But from all the crying she got hoarse! She sounds like a rockstar who partied too much. That poor thing. She usually talks up a storm but since yesterday she hasn’t talked much. Everytime she makes a sound it tears me up inside because I know I did this to her.
By the way, I don’t think I mentioned nap times before and how I tackle those. Emma has been a decent sleeper by day. However, since both of us are quite the social butterflies and doers, there had been plenty of opportunities to nap in the car. Which, in my opinion, doesn’t really count as ‘falling asleep on her own’.
Just to enforce our nightly endeavors of sleep training, I decided to follow the same method during the day. With minor adjustments: After two intervals of crying for 5 and then 10 minutes, I pick her up after the third interval of 10 minutes, rock her a bit and put her back down. That always works and I believe it’s not messing with the program. Also, I have to help her get her voice back and she obviously needs a break.
Ok, friends, I gotta run. Emma is about to eat Griffin’s tail.