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Self Proclaimed Sleep Training Sissy

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So it turns out I am more of a sissy then I had originally thought. Sleep training is some serious stuff and this girl had no idea just what she was in for.  So before I admit to you that we had the strategy  all wrong and share our new strategy, I'll recap how nights 5 & 6 went down.

Night 5- I was under the impression this would get easier as we went along...not the case. I think it's actually gotten worse. No wait, I know it has gotten worse. P was up at 1:00 a.m. like clockwork. We went through the soothe, put down, walk out routine 3 times, for a total of 39 minutes. On the fourth trip to his bedroom, the sissy (mommy) inside me gave in. I just couldn't take it anymore. I fed him. He slept till 6:30 a.m. 
I started to give my strategy some thought. Since he seemed to be truly hungry at 1:00 a.m, maybe I should switch the feeding I was trying to eliminate. Feed at 1:00 and soothe at 4:00. Easy peasy, right? Wrong!
Night 6-  We were determined to win this little ea…

Sleep Training is NOT for Sissies

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The time had come and to be honest, the idea had been creeping in and out of this busy brain of mine for some time. I finally did it; I pulled the trigger and began the sleeping training process last Thursday night. There are a host of reasons one sleep trains. I'll share ours (or really mine since I am the one to get up with P and sometimes O during the night):

P began eating less during the day. Why? Because I had basically conditioned him into a nighttime eater.To elaborate the above...P started waking 2 times a night to eat. 1/1:30 a.m. and 4/4:30 a.m.. I am not talking have a little snack. I am talking polish off a 5-6 oz bottle with 1 TBS of rice cereal. At 4 months, P  weighs 16.4 lbs. That is more then double his birth weight. So as you can see, he is not starving.Lastly, it gets old waking up each morning tired.  Yes, the last reason is a selfish one. Let's be honest though, a tired, worn down mommy does not make for a very productive or fun mommy to two young and act…