Monday, January 22, 2007

I'm holding my breath

For a while, Russ was doing Roanen's bedtime routine and putting him to bed instead of me nursing him to sleep. Roanen would have a nurse in the livingroom, then give Josey and me kisses goodnight before Russ took him into his bedroom for some stories. Roanen would then put his head on Russ' shoulder and fall asleep before Russ would put him down in bed. He adapted pretty well to this, going from screaming and banging on the door for 20 minutes to no crying at all in less than a week. One night Russ was even able to put him into bed without him being asleep. He was still waking up fairly often at night, and usually ended up in our bed by 2 AM, but I figured we were doing well since I wasn't having to nurse him down. Unfortunately Roanen began getting really fussy again for some reason about a 2 weeks ago, and Russ had enough of it a week later and declared that he would have nothing to do with putting him down anymore. So we went back to nursing to sleep, and although his first sleep stretch usually isn't any longer, he has had a sleep stretch of between 4 1/2 hours and 6 1/2 hours every night, and has even stayed in his own bed all night 3 times. With our luck he'll be sleeping through the night completely right before we move, then the move will totally screw him up and we'll be back to waking up 500 times a night. But I can hope...

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