Yesterday evening I was feeling very stressed and worried about the prospect of starting the sleep training set up for us by http://brendathenanny.co.uk/, I had completely prepared myself for a night of no sleep. Worst of all, even though I was completely exhausted, when I actually went to bed I couldn't sleep and my heart was pounding. I felt like a conditioned rat who had "learned" there was no point in even going to sleep as I would soon be waking up in complete despair.
During the day I kept to the routine fairly rigidly though I did let him have an hour and a half at 12.30 rather than an hour as he was very tired. The only other thing I changed was we had our normal evening meal at 5pm rather than a proper meal at 11.45 as I think this is going to be difficult for me to implement.
I eventually got to sleep about 11pm but unfortunately Son 1, who normally sleeps well started crying and claiming he was scared! I was *terrified* he would wake up Son 2 (since he was born I have discovered creaking floorboards in this house I never knew existed before!)so quickly went down to speak to him (probably breaking a golden rule but I can only cope with one child at a time!). About an hour later I heard the dreaded, "WHHAHH WHHAHH" and shuddered with fear at what would happen. He cried for about 15 minutes during which time I actually fell back to sleep. Next thing I knew it was 6.30am and Son 1 had crawled into bed with me.
All hail the sleep plan! It seems to be working so far. Will update on day 3 tomorrow.