Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I'm not sure how I managed to miss this on the last post, but yesterday was the first night that James went to sleep on his own. I rocked him for a while and was a little frustrated because he was obviously exhausted and just wouldn't give up the fight. So, after about 15 minutes of him lying in my arms with his eyes just barely open, I laid him down in his crib, left his lamp on and his door cracked and left the room. He made a slight cry and then stopped. We have done this before and have always ended up having to go in and get him, because we have never been willing to let our kiddos "cry it out". Well, we left him in there, because he seemed content and after 30-45 minutes things got very quiet. I went up and checked on him and he was sound asleep. He just did it again tonight, so we may be on to something. This makes me very happy and gives me a little more freedom at bed time.