Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In a word, *yawn*

I am the proud parent of one determined baby.

I used to think that my sweet little man was incapable of putting himself to sleep. I told myself that surely, he has to be among the 25% of 5-month-olds who can't soothe themselves into dreamland. So I would rock, and pat, and shhh, and pace, until Charlie fell asleep.

I know better now.

Without revealing my silly first-time-parent mistakes to the rest of the world, let's just say that I've been outsmarted by an infant more than once in the past month.

So, without further ado, we're about to lovingly ferberize our dear, sweet, determined-to-stay-awake baby. {I'll let you know how this goes.}

Until next time... this bleary-eyed mom is going to bed. {Let's hope baby follows my example...}


Chick Hatchers said...

I'm sorry. :(

Rochelle said...

awww sad, hope this method works for you!! *hug*

Monica Gee said...

I'm with you girl. Those kiddos are stinkin smart at this age. And crafty too! I pray he responds quickly to the new method and you are all getting better and longer sleep soon!

marcia tumminaro said...

my heart goes out to you, your maternal instinct to cradle your crying child...and your ears. :)

every parent has to deal with it at some point. with lucy and elliot, the approach we took was the supernanny approach. it's kinda like the ferber method, create a bedtime rituals, put the little one in bed, but instead of leaving the room completely, you sit within sight of your crying angel, w/o making eye contact, speaking, or reacting to them. then little by little you move closer and closer to the door. until that glorious night when you put them into bed, and they go right to sleep!!

good luck to you!!!!