Sleep

L's favorite sleeping position

For the last three mornings, we would wake up to find Lyla aka "L" curled up in a ball at the end of her bassinet. We've been trying to get L out of our bed and on a sleeping schedule. Last week it was easier to have her in our bed, but we knew we couldn't keep this up.

After L's two week check up (last Thursday), we decided it was time for her to sleep in her bassinet. The first night, we tried warming her bassinet with a heating pad before putting her in it. The heating pad worked for a few minutes but then she started to cry so I picked her up and she slept in our bed. On Friday, we tried the bassinet again. I put her in bed at 7PM. L cried off and on for an hour and a half (my heart was breaking hearing her). It was the battle of the wills. She finally fell a sleep, but was up at 11:30PM, 2:30AM, 4:30AM and 6:30AM for her feedings. After each feeding she cried and would not settle down. The second night was the hardest (it's really the first night since we put her in our bed on the first night). None of us got much sleep that night.

We’re happy to say Saturday and Sunday were great sleeping nights. L went to bed each night without much fuss and only woke up twice each night. Last night she was put to bed at 5:30PM (I was tired and needed a break) and didn't get up until 9:15PM. After L's feeding she fussed until 11:30PM, but finally went down and didn't get up again until 4:30. We learned that we needed to let her cry, but it was hard. We’re finding that L loves to be held and cuddled.

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