Friday, February 27, 2009


Well, last night we (and by we, I mean Ryan) had to take the hard line with Olivia. I have not been feeling well (my head feels like it's going to explode) and when she woke up at 11 pm, I just didn't have it in me to be up all night. I hate it because if someone felt the way I do, I wouldn't let them anywhere near Olivia, but here I am. Anyway, Ryan took the monitor, went out on the couch and I stayed in the bedroom with the fan on and the door shut. When Olivia would stand up and cry, Ryan would go in there, lay her back down, cover her up and pat her back. It only took her 30 minutes to catch on. The bad news is. . .whenever she cries for any length of time, she throws up so he had that to contend with and clean up. That makes our situation a little more challenging. However, she slept from 11:30 pm to 8:30 am!!! We're going to continue this the next few nights and hopefully by next week, we'll all be sleeping again. Thanks for all of your suggestions.


McTriplet Mommy said...

Hooray! Glad it was successful! Hope it wasn't a fluke and the next nights go even better. :)

Take care,

Kim said...

That's how we trained all of ours to sleep from the time they were only 3 weeks old. Unfortunately there are times when that just doesn't work. (When they are sick, teething, etc...) You'll know the difference in cries...or screams!

Jamie said...

I'm happy you got some sleep last night! That's awesome that Ryan stepped up and did that. I TOTALLY understand the throwing up thing though. That was our number one problem with letting Lindy cry it out. We went to a basketball game last night and had a couple from our church watch the kids. Lindy totally threw up all over herself and her bed when they put her to bed. I felt so bad that they had to deal with it and change the sheets. Never a dull moment with kids!

abby said...

No words of advice from us (since we still cosleep, mostly out of fear of vomit around here) but I am glad that Olivia is making progress on the sleeping and talking front. Her speech development sounds very familiar to us. I am almost willing to bet that a lot of this is a micropreemies-are-wired-differently-thing. And this wiring looks a lot like ASD stuff, but my gut tells me it isn't. Just another joy of micropreemiehood. But still, our kids are doing great and we are very blessed.