June 30, 2009

He's Still Alive!!

I made the hardest mommy decision yesterday. After running into a friend who just had a baby, I about died when they said their son was 2 weeks and sleeping 6 hours a night. SERIOUSLY! It was time to do something about Brayden's "every 3 hour" feedings at night. So.......
Mommy decided it was the night he needed to cry it out. It was an awful experience for me, but I know in the long run it's better for parents and baby. He went one 5 1/2 hour series before feeding, then a 4 hour series before it was time to get up and start the day. Having just 1 feeding a night is NOT something we are used to.

And this morning...Brayden and mommy are both still alive! He didn't cry himself to death like I feared! He is laying on his playmat as we speak just cooing at everything, so I know he is okay! What's funny about it all is that I think it is much harder for me to get used to this schedule than Brayden. He is only crying because that is what I trained him to do. Notice all the "I's" in this post! I know, I know, I did it. I made him not sleep through the night yet. But come on, I'm a new mom and just learning as I go. I don't think I have damaged him for life by feeding him more at night than I should!

I have read that it takes 3 nights of crying before they get used to a new schedule, so only 2 more to go!!! We will see!


Heather and Travis said...

Glad that the night worked for you guys!

Morgan Kate is ten months old and still wakes up some nights for a bottle. All babies are different and some are just have a larger appetite.

Don't doubt yourself! You are a great mommy!

Hollie Heming said...

He'll survive and so will you :). Don't stress. It'll happen (eventually). ha!

Anonymous said...

I will have to remember this in a few weeks. Glad you and Brayden are both getting a little more sleep :)