Dawn is coming 8 months. Yet her sleeping patterns at night still causes me many sleepless nights. She still wakes up for her night feed. Sometimes twice! I have only like 4-5 hours of sleep every night.
I seeked help from books and online articles but I realised that not one method works perfectly for my little Dawn. Someday one method can work, but the same method may not work on the other days.
I must confess that there were nights where I really lost my cool. 🙁
The reason I started blogging about this today is, Dawn took her afternoon nap without patting! To me, it was an amazing surprise. I was just holding her and she was minding her own business (kids nowadays really do have a mind of their own!), and when I put her down the cot, she just closed her eyes and wander to her dreamland. First time! If only it is so easy everyday!
I must remember that babies have their own schedules sometimes. They need time to quiet down, need time to settle down and need time to drift to sleep. So while I am very anxious that Dawn can sleep immediately when I tell her it’s bedtime, I have to understand that she needs time to wind down too.
Cheers to motherhood! Cheers to learning to be a better mom!