Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The No-Cry Sleep Solution Log: Day 170--Surprise! Transition out of the Crib

In a perfect world, this sleep log would have been like 60 days long and then we'd be done. But thanks to teething and moving, here we are at day 170. We've made a lot of progress, really, and I think sleeping through the night consistently is just over the hill of those last two canine teeth. Right now, that's my only goal: get this kid to sleep so I can get some sleep!

The past couple days haven't been too bad. Here's what yesterday was like...

Day 170 Sleep Log Summary

Nap: 2 hours, 20 min
Last time: 3 hours, 10 min
Night time sleep: 11 hours, 10 minutes
Last time: 8 hours, 35 minutes
Wakings: 3
Last time:
too many to really count
Total sleep per day: 13 hours, 30 minutes
Last time: 11 hours, 45 minutes
Recommended amount of sleep: 13-14 hours

Looking good! And this, my friends, is with him climbing out of his crib 10 days ago and being transitioned to a regular bed in a new room. I'd say we're doing really, really well given that. For the past 5 or 6 days, he's been sleeping in his new bed all night (well, waking, being returned, sleeping, waking, etc.). I've had to join him for the last stretch of sleep in the early morning 2 or 3 of those days, but that hasn't happened for 3 or so days.

Last night was especially good because he actually slept a 5 hour stretch of sleep. That's technically sleeping through the night for a child his age. I'd love to work up to an 8 hour stretch of sleep but currently 3 hours at a time is more typical for him.

He has been in less pain from his teeth, probably because he ONLY has two coming in and they're partly poked through at this point. When he needs painkiller it's super obvious (he'll go from fine to wailing, gnawing on his fingers, and drooling like crazy in the space of 30 seconds). Because of teething being less of an issue, I've started shortening his nighttime nursings again. Some nights he's fine with that, other nights he doesn't like it. Last night, he actually woke up 15 minutes after going to sleep because he decided he needed to nurse a bit more. So, really, two of his wakings were only about 20 minutes apart.

All in all, we're slowly but surely making progress. Our progress was so much more noticeable before teething started, but we've almost survived that so I think I might be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Soon, very soon, I think we'll all be getting decent sleep.

Guess this means it's time for me to review the book again to make sure we're doing everything we can to help success... ;)


Find all my No-Cry Sleep Solution logs here!

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