I never thought this day would come…well I did but not at 7.5 months old.
My Sunshine girl FINALLY SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT IN HER OWN CRIB!!!!!!!
Last night started like the night before it, with Sunny tossing and turning in our bed, Matt and I looking at each other exhausted and sad that our little girl could not get to sleep. It finally occurred to me that maybe Sunny doesn't like to sleep with us any more. Maybe Sunny needs more room, her own room, away from her Mama and Daddy.
Matt placed her in her crib. A crib that has barely been used and still looks as new as the day we brought her home. Sunny cried, sceamed, rolled, and whined for 43 minutes until she finally fell asleep. She awoke again at 3am and I crept through the guest room into her nursery where I was rudely stopped by my Mother.
Where are you going? She asked.
To feed Sunny.
Because she's crying….again.
Get back in your room and leave that baby alone. There is nothing wrong with her, she's just crying to be crying.
You don't know her like I do…
I went back to my room slightly defeated. I stared at the monitor until she finally fell back asleep. I finally fell asleep clutching the monitor. I woke up with the sun, Sunny was still asleep in her crib, by herself, no Mama in sight.
We took this video when she woke up.
This was a big morning for us. Sunny grew up a little bit more, and I learned to let go a little bit too. I have to be the adult, I'm supposed to be strong, I'm supposed to be her mother, and that's when I realized that I've need her there more than she's needed me. It's bittersweet, more sweet than bitter. I'm so proud of my sunshine girl, so grateful to her grandmother who held me back from rescuing her last night. We are finally SLEEP TRAINED. Thank you.
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