Just me, a wife to a wonderful husband, child of Christ, working mom to one active little boy, rambling about everyday life...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I think I need a binkie.

Oh my ...why did I ever think this week was a the week to give up the binkie? B is almost 2, and he only got his binkie at bedtime. They stayed in his crib and sometimes he would sneak in there for a little binkie time, but other than that he was really pretty good.

Last Monday, I thought "we are done with the binkie". I don't think there is and easy way to do it, so I cut the tip off of his favorite one and left the other one in his bed.

Night #1: 45 minutes to go to sleep. He cried. I did not do too bad.

Night #2: at least 45 minutes to go to sleep. We left his door open and the light on in the hallway. He talked but really no crying. Me? Not too bad.

Night #3: The same as Night 1 and 2.

I would continue outlining each night, but it's the same. You might say, that's not bad...but here is the kicker. It's not GETTING him to go to sleep, it's keeping him asleep. For over a week now, he is waking up from anywhere between 10:30 and 2 and crying. Everyone says, let them cry it out. Okay after 2 hours...I have to go get him and put him in bed with us. I AM SPENT.

Last night, I about lost it. I am not getting a good nights sleep, hubs would like a normal wife back and B is so whiney in the mornings.

All my friends say, it gets better after 3 days. Well three days have gone and past and I need a binkie!

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