As you have read from past post I have been having trouble with little Austin and his sleeping. Last night was the first attempt at letting him "cry it out". It was awful. I gave Austin a warm bath, massaged him with lotion, changed his cloths and then daddy read us a book. I fed him then he went to sleep around 8:00pm. Usually he goes to sleep at 8:00pm and wakes back up at 10:00pm. I was dreading 10:00pm. I was nervous going to bed knowing soon I would have to be strong and let my baby cry. Sure enough when 10:00pm comes around I hear him start to whimper and my heart drops. So Austin starts crying. I put my head under the pillow and kept taking deep breathes. After about 15 minutes of him crying he stopped. I was relived! That wasn’t to bad I thought. As I started to get comfortable he started again. He cried off and on for an hour. Finally he went to sleep. I checked on him and he was sound asleep. All I could think about was wanting to hold his little body and wanting to fall asleep quick so I could see him in the morning.
I woke up at 6:30 this morning and noticed Austin must be still asleep. Landon went to check on him and he said he was just fine. Austin woke up at 7:00 this morning! That is great. We all got good sleep. I am nervous about tonight because I know I must do it again. I just keep thinking if I did it last night I can do it again and hopefully this time he won’t cry so long. At least I have one night down and just two more to go.