Monday, January 1, 2007
Happy New Year!!
So we kicked off the new year with a big first. For the last 3 1/2 months Graycen has been sleeping with us in our bed. (Yes, we were cosleeping) Well, now that she is 4 months old, we felt it was time to really attempt to make the transition into her crib. We put her down last night and she fussed for a couple minutes and then as I sat outside her door, breathing ever so quietly and trying to contain my cry and sniffles - she stopped. Our baby fell asleep on her own in her crib for the very first time. When she didn't cry again for the next 10 minutes (yes, I was STILL sitting outside her door) I felt sad. I cried even harder. I was so happy and proud of her for falling asleep on her own, but it made me sad to think - maybe she doesn't need me. EXACTLY!! She doesn't need me (to go to sleep, anyway) Well, I got over it and went downstairs to ring in the new year with my dear husband - which was great! Graycen then slept 8 hours and 11 minutes straight! She did just fine. I am so proud of my baby girl. It almost made me feel really good to think, maybe, just maybe, I did something right then - to let her become independent enough to not have to rely on me to go to sleep. Oh, I love her dearly. Tonight is night number two!! She has been sleeping so soundly for almost 2 hours now! Happy New Year everyone!