I hope my child looks back on today, and remembers a Mum who had time to play
There will be years for cleaning and cooking, but children grow up when we are not looking
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, cause babies grow fast, much to our sorrow
So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep
(Song for a Fifth Child)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lesson Learned: I have no idea what I'm doing

If you're anti-sleep training you should probably to stop reading here. 
Though I will say this is not advice and I am in no way, shape, or form qualified to give sleep advice. This past weekend I learned I'm not even qualified to give myself sleep advice. Seriously, I have no idea what I'm doing. 

First-Time-Mama-Bug: No way, no how, I will NOT let my kid cry to sleep.  
By 7 months I read every sleep book there was and settled on something resembling the infamous Ferber technique, you know, the one that destroys lives.   One night and less than 10 total minutes of crying, June Bug realized I called his bluff and went to sleep.  Yeah, we had it pretty easy there AND I'm pretty sure June Bug still loves me...except when he's having a massive, mom-hating, meltdown...thank you terrible two's.

Second-Time-Mama-Bug: Obviously I am going to sleep-train Lady Bug as soon as she is deemed "age appropriate," (lest I start a mother-mud-slinging-battle).  After 12w of brutal colic and the daily nap battles we'd been fighting, I was ready and armed to get this girl to sleep! 

A glutton for punishment, I sat outside her room chanting: Don't cave mama, don't cave....and I waited, and waited, and waited. I waited for 20 minutes, listening to nothing.  
Abso-freakin-lutely nothing. She was sleeping.  

Night 2, she looked me straight in the eye, smiled, rolled over and went to sleep.   ::nervously looks around for hidden cameras:: I was sure I was being Punk'd.

I have no idea if Lady Bug is actually sleep trained. None. For all I know this is some cruel joke that's going to kick me in the ass next week, especially because I just blogged about it. But for now, I guess I'll enjoy that she's decided beauty sleep is a good thing.
My precocious little anomaly in her lady bug pj's.


  1. I hope she continues to sleep well for you! And how cute is she in those little pj's?

    1. Aww thanks! those pj's were how she got her blog name! and dear God I hope she continues to sleep too!

  2. I'm happy for you. There's nothing more precious than the sound of a baby sleeping when your are exhausted!