Naps Day 1
Where to start today ? I have recruited help !!!! called my friend ( begged my friend ) to come over to sit with me why I listen to Mya cry getting into her crib (anticipating the worst ). I prepared myself for a really rough day I was an anxious , tired , and not ready for a fight by myself. Should I mention following a schedule I have never followed and trying to make this transition as easy for Mya as it could be takes a toll ( I have been in my PJs ALL day , and who is eating dinner besides Mya in this house ??? ).
Her first nap was scheduled for 9:15am , she was so tired since she woke up this morning ( really " my " child ) was tried after a LONG sleep, a good / great sleep of not being strapped into a swing or the nap nanny impressive on all notes . We made it to 8:45am and I brought her upstairs to her room. I followed the same routine as last night , food / story / bed / sound machine , darkness. I put her down a bit before 9am and it took her 8min for her to fall asleep. This time wasn't as relaxing as last night, number 1 I was alone ( my friend will be here for nap 2 ) , number 2 I was terrified she would of woke up. I couldn't believe it Mya slept until 10.45am IN HER CRIB . She was so excited when I went to get her. I was greeted with a clapping ,smiling , waving baby ( I love this kid ) making sleep training a pleasure so far. Its almost like she is saying " see mom thank you for getting yourself trained on how I should sleep " I can see now that she was ready to sleep but we weren't ready to force it.
Our day continued as normal , never deviating from the schedule ( that is now on our fridge ) still looking for where else to put it ( I think on Mya's door would be too much ). Second nap , 2:00 pm is our targeted time, Mya was so tired she fell asleep while reading her a story, When I transferred her to the crib that is when the fun began. I called Debbie who has now become my lifeline but still cannot BELIEVE 15min in the crib she was out cold. I never had to go back in and she slept for 2 hours ( along with myself and my friend ) what a productive afternoon for us . I haven't slept this much in nearly an year !! Ray is in for a lazy wife this weekend.
What a great day a surprising day, I have never been more proud of my daughter. Cannot wait for this to continue :) Lets hope tonight goes as well as last night......
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