Monday, March 7, 2011

Sleep Routine

 It took Avin a year to actually sleep through the night!  Sure she did 1 maybe 2 nights in a row here or there just to tease us but to actually do a week plus in a row she was over a year old.  It was a long restless year and now that she is finally sleeping through the night my body is finally starting to get 
used to an actual 7 or 8 hours of sleep at night.

Avin usually goes to sleep around 8 / 8:30pm and has been waking up at 6:30 / 7:30 am.  There have been a few nights where she wakes up in the middle of the night but I usually just let her cry herself back to sleep.  If she isn't asleep within 15 minutes then I go in, put her nook back in, lay her down and walk back out. It has been working and normally she doesn't even wake up so I don't have to worry about it.

When she wakes up in the morning she is usually talking to herself and playing with her blankets or her Pelican that is in there and the things that are in the Pelicans mouth.  She will usually sit in there for 10 minutes just happy.  Happy because she actually got a good nights sleep.

Avin has always been super easy to put to sleep.  You can always tell when she is getting tired and once she is tired she just falls right asleep.  Well that was all until recently when she completely changed and putting her to bed is a NIGHTMARE! She will not lay still in your arms, she will lay lay near you, she screams and tosses and turns.  So I finally decided that we just needed to put her in her crib, pat her side or back or stomach or head and walk out.  Last night took a little more patting on the butt but tonight my husband was in there for 2 minutes and walked out and she fell asleep on her own!


This is huge!  
I mean are we finally getting to a point where she is going to fall asleep on her own and wake up happy playing in her crib?!?!


These pictures where taken after her nap on day. She played in her crib for about 10 minutes and when
I went in to get her she was so happy she wanted to hold and bring all her blankets with her. 


Jessica said...

Yay Avin!! Riley is still not a great sleeper. He still comes & gets in our bed at some point during the night. But Averly is a great sleeper! It makes me so happy to have at least one good sleeper!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I hope your good luck continues!

Candice said...

Sounds like she is doing great and what a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! I can't imagine going that long with interrupted sleep! Not sure how we got so lucky with two good sleepers, but it sure made a difference in them (and US!) during the day!

Heather said...

awesome news! i cannot imagine going a year without a full nights sleep! hopefully she continues... i am sure you need the rest!