We’re making progress! I know we weren’t supposed to, but over the past 5 weeks we’ve let Mason sleep on us and with us. Even though everything we read said we shouldn’t and that he could get used to it and not sleep on his own, it was just easier this way. But this weekend…we decided to get on the “good parent” track.
Saturday night we put Mason in his crib to sleep for the night. He went in his crib around 10…that lasted maybe 30 minutes before he was crying like crazy. Dan stayed up with him for a while and they ended up sleeping on the couch for a while. I got up to feed him at 1, after that, I put him back in his crib…and he actually fell asleep! He slept for 2 1/2 hours before waking up hungry. Then went back to sleep in his crib for 2 1/2 more hours. On Sunday night, we did the same routine…only this time he went to his crib at 10pm, then after getting a pacifier he slept until 1:45! And again after each feeding (at 1 & 4) he went back to sleep in his crib.
I think the thing that has helped with this the most is having a nice warm room. We put a space heater in his room and it seems that he LOVES that. We walk in and he practically falls asleep instantly.
I realize it’s only been two nights…but I’m hopeful that this is going to lead to being able to get him into a routine before I go back to work in a couple weeks!