We've resorted to a sleep plan, a plan other than our own failing one. It's Dr. Weissbluth's, his book was recommended to us. The multiple copies at the library are currently checked out (looks like there are a few other parents in St. Louis hoping for sleep) so we bought a Kindle copy for my phone. We've agreed to try it for the next week.
Here is what we have to do:
- put Lucy down for 2 naps a day, work on putting her down at about the same time
-let her cry when we put down for her naps, up to 1 hour, without going in to check on her :(
-follow night time routine, put her down, let her cry...for as long as it takes
Nap 1- Laid her down at 9:48, got her up at 10:58 after an hour of crying
Nap 2- Laid her down at 1:45, cried until 1:52, slept until 4:20 :)
We have a babysitter coming tonight so we're not going to let her cry...way to follow our plan!
We'll resume the plan tomorrow morning.
I know, I know, exciting stuff!
In other news we visited the library today. As you can see, everyone was delighted.