No Peanut is not walking. She’s sleeping…or is at least on her way to sleeping through the night.
I’m not sure why I didn’t reread the book earlier, but the Baby Whisperer knew exactly what to do. Like with Munchkin, the BW help get Peanut to sleep.
Peanut was getting up “like clockwork” throughout the night which is a sign of ‘accidental parenting’. She doesn’t nurse to sleep and we’re following the EASY routine. Those were working great! I’m not sure why I just assumed that the sleeping-through-the-night would just happen. Wrong.
So we’re doing Pick-Up/Put-Down (PU/PD) to get her back to sleep when she wakes up. Last night was the first night. She was very resistant at first and was really mad, but I only had to do it once at 2am.
- bath at 7:00
- bed at 7:30
- woke at 10:00 PU/PD until 11:00
- nursed at 11:30
- back to sleep awake at 11:50
- woke up at 2:00am: PU/PD (5 minutes)
- woke up at 7:30!!!
Now I know that I’m probably jinxing myself but that’s okay. I don’t expect it to work perfectly the first time or the for the next few night. Getting her to sleep with out feeding in the night isn’t going to happen easily.
Our other success is in the potty training department. Munchkin has gone one whole week in underwear and has only had 3 accidents!! Woohoo!!
Last Monday, I decided that enough was enough. She was going to learn. And I know that she was ready but I hadn’t been ready. I kept reverting back to the pull-ups.
This just in…as I was typing this, Munchkin came downstairs. I noticed she was in her pull-ups. She had woken up, gone to the bathroom, taken off her PJs and diaper (she’s still wearing them at night), went pee pee and got a pull-up because there wasn’t any underwear in her room (I hadn’t put the laundry away yet). What a major break through!!!
As I was saying, I should have figured that she would pick it up, if I could only be more diligent. I still have to remind her to go and that’s where the accidents came into play. But I now know that she’s getting it!
My girls are growing up! And I think I’m ready to let them.