Wednesday, August 1, 2012

(re)Sleep Training

We have had a serious sleep regression. Serious.  It is probably pay-back for her being a great sleeper in the past.  Let me rephrase.  Madison has been sleeping through the night since almost three-months.  She has never been a great napper, but we were at least consistent.  You might remember that Madison dropped to one nap at the beginning of July during "daddy daycare" and she has been taking roughly hour and a half naps daily.  Well, that was since this weekend.  Since Saturday. she has either had to be held or slept in the car.  We thought maybe it was her teeth, but even after baby Tylenol, she still isn't napping!  It has been quite the struggle for our dear nanny and Aunt Michelle.  She just cries and cries, but calms quickly when held.  Ryan and I are at a loss.  We did sleep training, no judgement please, when Maddie was about 6-months old.  It was the right thing for all three of us and I have never regretted it.  But, I cannot imagine doing it now, at 16-months!

Here is the thing - she is tired.  Like really, really tired!  For instance, "fall asleep while eating lunch" tired.  Take a look at this video that Aunt Michelle captured today:

So...tomorrow we try again...please wish us luck with this tricky kiddo!

1 comment:

  1. It is so hard to know what the right thing to do is! We had to re-sleep train Debby, too. No judgement here- you have to do what works for you!

    Poor Madison! I'll be thinking about you and hoping for the best.