Bedtime routine felt back to normal with lots of nursing and snuggles and it took almost an hour for her to fall asleep. She ended up falling asleep being rocked, though, after having finished nursing. Finally put her down in the crib at 8:00pm.
9:00pm. First wake up. Coughing woke her up and she started crying. Wife got her back to sleep quickly and easily (within 2 minutes), but as soon as she left the room the coughing started again, as did the crying. She couldn’t stay sleeping for more than a few minutes this evening before the coughing would start again. After 3 trips upstairs in 15 minutes my wife switched shifts with me because she was trying to get work done that she’d brought home with her. I only took one wake up. By 9:30 she was still coughing intermittently, but she had stopped calling us in.
11:30pm. Wife took this one and rocked her back to sleep quickly and easily.
6:00am. Woke up for the morning. Had a good cuddle with lots of nursing in our bed until 7.
The coughing. Oh, the coughing… Why must she have so many bugs these days?? I could hear the tired frustration in Avery’s cry – she wanted to sleep. I want so badly to cuddle with her in our bed tonight because she always slept through her coughing when she was on the boob. These are the times when night weaning seems a lot harder on everyone than just continuing to nurse all of her problems away. However, she was easy to console and didn’t once ask for milk once I had switched shifts with my wife. She didn’t even want water. Just a hug and a back rub. She is a noticeably more independent sleeper already.
I can’t believe that she slept from 11:30 until 6am without calling us once. I’m hesitant to say we’re done with the night weaning training because I feel like it was far too easy… I’ll do one or two more nightly logs to be sure before I announce that this is our new normal.