So we were up bright and breezy at 6am after your early morning snack you weren't that hungry for breakfast so we pottered about a bit and went for a little stroll before returning for your morning sleep.
After leaving the room there were the usual angry protests and after 5 minutes it didn't seem as though you were calming down so I re entered the room. Laid you down shushed you and told you to go to sleep and left. A couple more minutes of angry cries until you were almost quiet but we all heard you talking to yourself, firstly almost laughing then jabbering then almost humming. I know when you reach this stage you are almost there so we left you a few more minutes and then silence! You were asleep! Hurrah. So 15 minutes this morning and you self settled. Only a short sleep this morning of 45 minutes so hopefully you can sleep a bit longer this afternoon...
The midwifes have all agreed you are such a busy little boy that it takes you a bit longer to calm down so we need to take extra measures to get you there before we put you to bed so this afternoon I carried you in arms around the gardens and sang to you whilst we looked at the plants and listened to the birds and we did this for 10 minutes before a quick story and off to bed. First five minutes were very angry and cross cries so I came back to the room laid you down and shushed you before leaving the room. After leaving you for a short time I still didn't think you were calming down but when i poked my head in the room you were still lying down so I knew you weren't far from sleep. After some more verbal direction to lie down and sleep I left. I was expecting uproar but after two angry shouts there was complete silence. I waited.... And waited expecting you to start up but again you have self settled... So we are making some great progress as normally you never go to sleep without me in the room.
If I could push your 4am sleep back to 5am then I'd be perfectly happy - I guess with daylight saving starting on Sunday maybe we will be able to achieve that goal.
Here's hoping for a rested afternoon and good nights sleep!
It's been a strange afternoon, you had a good hour and a half sleep but you woke up on the wrong side of bed I think. It was all fine when daddy and Sienna came to visit and we took you to the park and ran around but as soon as we got back you were miserable. You didn't eat any dinner and we're basically miserable so I decided to put you to bed early. You had a nice warm bath which you pooed in, quick story and then off to bed. Cuddles, kisses and straight into bed. You barely even protested and you was asleep in 2 mins. I hope this doesn't mean we're in for a rough night though!!! You and your two little friends have done so well. You all self settled to sleep in under 10 minutes tonight. Eloise has slept through both nights, Alexis slept through last night so tonight is your turn... One can only hope!