Category Archives: Operation Bedtime Bootcamp

Our mission to help Sophie learn how to go to sleep

Week 22: OBB update, sleeping through the night

Shhhhhh. Do you hear that? Is that a choir of singing angels I hear? Oh yes, my friends. Singing hallelujah! There is silence in the night. This week, my challenge was to drop Sophie’s nighttime feedings / wakings / shenanigans. … Continue reading

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Week 11 update: Taming lions

In my last post, Lions and tigers and nap time, I left you all with my grand intentions of getting out of the house, even if that meant messing up Sophie’s nap time. Scary stuff. Her naps did get messed … Continue reading

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OBB update: Nights looking brighter

Three weeks ago, I committed to helping Sophie sleep better in the middle of the night. Since she turned three months old, her six and seven hour stretches of sleep vanished and she began waking every hour or so. She’d … Continue reading

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OBB rededicated: To the middle of the night

Sleep training has been a blessing and a curse. I tend to like things to go, well, exactly the way I think they should. By the book. Over in an instant. Perfect results. No turning back. So when Sophie nailed … Continue reading

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OBB one week later: Houston, we have a problem

If only everyone who thought to utter the words “Mission accomplished” would keep their big, fat mouths shut. I knew we would still have work to do establishing consistency in Sophie’s sleep. She learned last week how to go to … Continue reading

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Operation Bedtime Bootcamp – Night 4 – Mission Accomplished

Saturday Jan. 28 9:00 p.m. Tonight I did something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I sat down with a cup of tea and my eReader (Reading: The Help) and read in silence without a baby on my … Continue reading

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Operation Bedtime Bootcamp – Night 3

High hopes for this night were dashed in the beginning, but redeemed in the middle of the night. This process has more ups and downs than I had hoped. But it is generally working. We know she CAN put herself … Continue reading

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