Our "once a good sleeper" has definitely not been a good sleeper lately. We kinda thought she was in a funk that she would grow out of, but not so much. Gone are the days of this family getting a good nights rest, so Lucca earned herself a one-way ticket back to Baby Boot Camp. Learning to sleep all over again. Crying it out. Oh, the joy!
We are only 2 nights in, but she is doing so good! We prepared ourselves for the worst, so the past 2 nights of great sleep have been a pleasant surprise, especially since mama & daddy are both sick. The goal of Boot Camp this time around is to get Lucca down without having to rock her for 20 minutes (hello, back pain) and to get her through the ENTIRE night without any feedings. I think we were breaking every rule in the parenting book, including nursing Lucca back to sleep when she would wake up in the middle of the night.
She is usually a good napper, after being nursed and rocked and set down. Trying to cut the rocking, so I nursed her, rocked her for just a minute to about 80% asleep (the magical 80% guessing game, right mom's?!) and set her down. She cried for 15 minutes and then fell asleep. I went in to peek at her and found her snuggled up to the crib bumper like this:
Whew. Whatever works. :)
(Fingers crossed she does good again for Night #3, considering my parents are staying the night with us tonight. Apologies in advance if not....)