After making progress last night I entered today in an optimistic haze. We went to a friends home for a play date in the morning then came home for the boys 1pm nap.
While driving home the boys both fell asleep within minutes of arriving at our house. We scooped them up and carried the sleepy boys upstairs putting them in their cribs without a fight. They played a bit quietly then went to sleep. I heard a couple of noises and a brief cry but other than that, silence. At 3:30 I started to wonder if they would ever wake up. At 3:45 they both woke up like clock work ready to play. A friend came for visit and dinner so we all hung out in the living room until meal time. Dinner was not so good. The boys did not want to sit at the table and despite trying to put them there it was a no go. Mealtime is my next battle. Planning to wage it this week. Mean mom is coming to town. At 6pm the boys were rubbing their eyes and appearing very tired. I put them in their pj’s we brushed our teeth and read stories.
At 6:45pm one got up from the story and asked to be in his crib. After I picked my jaw up off the floor I placed him in and he laid down. Then the other did the same. Baffled I wandered out of the room and downstairs to have a glass of wine. I thought about going to bed early but got caught up in reading other blogs. Wondering what the night will hold.
Both boys woke up at 1:30am, 3am and 4am. It appeared that one woke the other up at each of these times. With a hug, a kiss and a “you’re okay” the boys went back to sleep within 5 minutes of waking.
At 7:30am the boys woke up happy and ready to play.
I am still stunned.
It is like a miracle has happened. The boys want to go to sleep and are definitely working towards staying asleep. Amazing. Simply amazing.
I pretty much feel silly for not trying this before, or for believe that they really needed me in the night.
My husband and I have slept in the same bed for two nights! Freaking amazing!
As a break from sleep training I thought I would post a few pictures of the boys at a local park. It was a fun morning for everyone :)
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