I, I know just-just what you are, are, are
No matter how many hours of sleep she steals away from me in the night, come morning Ev tries to front like "oh hey mom, i'm all smiley even though i cried for 2 hours straight starting at 3:30am and you're still going to love me anyway, i know it, so here's to a new day where you're tuckered out and i'm ready to roll." And she's right. I do love her come morning. But I've also come to hate not getting more than 3 hours of sleep straight a night.
People swear by BabyWise. We've had Evelyn on a flexible schedule since she was born, but I've never let her cry it out during the MIDDLE of the night. Well, after giving it some very deep thought and re-reading BabyWise I decided that it was time to let her cry when she would wake up at 12, 2, 3am or whatever and put herself back to sleep. It would be good for her, right? We started on Tuesday. She woke first at 2am. Jared and I laid still in bed as we listened to her cry for 10 min. And then that was it. She fell asleep! We actually highfived each other we felt so proud [I think we highfived it, maybe in my delirious state I thought we did but I know we were proud of ourselves]. The next night we thought would be much better. BabyWise says that with 3-5 nights you should be cured, so it could only go uphill with each night, right? Night #2 - Woke twice at 11 and 3 and cried for 45min both times. Night #3 - woke at 3:30 and cried for 2 HOURS!!! She finally fell asleep at 5:30 and I had to wake her up at 6:30 to keep her on schedule. I feel like a veggie right now. This is exhausting. Wish me luck on night #4.... oh, but Ev's still my sunshine.
....and I can't wait to see THIS Feb '12. Only because it's Rachel McAdams. And she's my girl crush.