As you know from previous posts (Sleep training day 2) we've been having a bit of trouble getting our son to go to sleep and STAY asleep. I accept and respect that some people have a different view to us and that actually naturally children would all rather sleep next to their parents, all snuggly and safe and warm. The problem is that I just can't function like that. Maybe it's harking back to the perpetual childhood of adults of my generation, but I want and expect more for my life than being continuously with my children, day AND night unable to have any time to myself to pursue my own hopes and dreams. I've had rather a backlash today and received some comments that I have perceived as hurtful, maybe I got it wrong. I'm so damn tired I can't even think straight.
Anyway, back to the sleep training, last night was a total and utter......SUCCESS!! Without any crying at all my son slept his way through the night with no waking at all until 6am this morning. It was a little earlier than I would have liked but I felt absolutely AMAZING. The world seemed suddenly a better place, colours more vibrant, smells more..smelly. I felt human and could feel my limited sense of humour returning. More to the point my little boy was like a different child, he was happy and smiling, rather than grouchy and grumpy. He showed a new zest for life and lived today like it was the first day of the rest of his life. I can only say that this must be due to the new found structure to his life which he is, so far, thriving on. He also did not bite us at all today, which is very unusual for him, could it be we have "cracked it"?
Anyway, here is a picture of the little man at his very loveliest.
|See smile as evidence of good nights sleep!|