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THE BABY WHISPERER! Haha! I kid... I cant give myself that much credit, but I think that we made progress last night! YAY!

We started our new nightly routine and I think it went pretty well. I fed him at 6 and at 7:30 he had a bath (that he didnt scream through!) and I fed him again at 8:00. He fell asleep eating and I laid him in his crib to sleep. At 11, Brad and I snuck in there like ninjas, and Brad fed him his very first bottle, without him even waking up! We crossed our fingers and hoped he would sleep a long time!

We (or should I say "I" because Brad didnt even wake up) werent too disappointed when he woke up around 3 hungry. I fed him and he fell asleep eating, so I put him back in bed, where he promptly was wide awake. I fed him a little more to top him off, and put him in his crib awake. I did the "SHHHHHH" technique until he fell asleep.

Somewhere around 5 or 6 Brad woke me up and told me that Keating was crying and that there was something wrong with our baby monitor (awesome, I hope Babies R Us takes it back!) I went in and fed him again and we both fell asleep in the rocker. When I woke up, I put him back in bed where he slept until sometime after 7. Then I fed him again and he stayed wide awake until 9:30... which is a huge change since he normally sleeps until 9:30 Ive come to the conclusion that my kid is a very hungry boy. He eats A LOT!

I know there are areas of the "Baby Whispering" that Im doing wrong... like rocking him or helping him get to sleep. Last night I figured helping him a little bit wouldnt be the end of the world. After all, this was his first night in his room and crib and he isnt even 4 weeks old yet.

We are going to try it all again today, and hopefully we can keep some sort of schedule while we are out of town for a wedding this weekend. Im thinking it will probably be a disaster and we will be starting from square one again on Sunday, but I hope not.


  1. The best part of babywhispering for me was the EASY schedule... it seemed to help soooo much. We did our fair share of Shhh! Patting too. :)

  2. I think you are doing great trying to establish a routine this early! But don't stress out too much about it if it doesn't come right away and know that you are doing great! I didn't start trying to read books and figure out what needed to change until I was about ready to go insane! Props to you! I am a new follower but your son is adorable!

  3. I am so much like you, and I think establishing a routine early is so smart, and it may take some time, but it will eventually work out, and you guys will be on a great schedule. I think that you are doing great too, and I know that it's difficult especially with little sleep, but I think that it'll come! Hopefully, sooner than later, right? :)

  4. Hi - I'm new to your blog but I want you to know I'm going through the exact same sleeping issues with my 2 year old and my 8 month old. Hang in there! When you're up in the night chances are I am too. :-)


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