We were not looking forward to another long night of crying. But it went fairly well, relatively speaking. Here is a quick log of the night and following day’s naps. You can read a consecutive account on the Operation Bedtime Bootcamp page.
Night 2 – Mostly good
7:37 Put down in crib
7:43 Started to fuss off and on
7:51 Quiet. Little one fell asleep in 8 minutes with no crying. Wow. HUGE difference.Does this plan really work?
10:40 Fussing, then crying.
11:20 Nope. Back awake and fussing. Start checks over again.
12:45 We are close enough to feeding time (1 a.m.) that I go in and feed her first, then change her so that I know she’s awake when I put her down.
12:55 Put down. Asleep on monitor by the time I walk back to my room.
4:15 Put back to bed awake after second feeding.
4:17 She growls
7:50 Awake for the day. That’s three 3-hour stretches and two feedings, the maximum she should have. Hopefully, in the next month or so, we can get that down to one night feeding. Once she’s eating solids regularly, there will hopefully be no more nighttime feedings.
Day 2 – Amazing!
10:20 Put down for first nap.
12:20 Woke the little one. A two-hour nap is plenty, and if she has another one like it, she will have reached her 4-hour maximum nap time. That limit is supposed to keep the babies from mixing up days and nights.
2:20 Put down for second nap.
2:24 Asleep. This is really something!
4:45 Wake her again. She has been stirring after 90 minutes but is able to fall back to sleep until I wake her.