Friday, March 23, 2007

My deep dark secret

Ok I haven't admitted this before, not even really to myself, but Olivia still gets up during the night. Not all the time, maybe 2 or 3 nights a week, she'll wake up at about 4 or 5 crying for a bottel.

At first I would just wake up make the bottel and be in there before I even realized what time it was. So a quick bottel while I changed her diaper and in 10 min I'm back in bed. Then I was making excuses, her teeth, she has a cold, she didn't eat much today. Then I was getting up so that Vinay wouldn't hear her, since he had to get up in a few hours.

But last night as I was walking to her room at about 4:15 AM it hit me, wait a minute. This girl is almost 11 months old, she should be sleeping thru the night everynight. And how am I ever going to get her off bottels completely if she still wants one during the night. So I stood there and debated w/ myself, should I go in and give it to her, I could be back in bed in 10 min, then she'll sleep till about 9:30 like normal, or should I stick it out and let her cry, and then she'll be up in another 2 hours, and so will I. At 4:30 she was still crying and I was so tired I was laying on the floor outside her room. Now a half hour is my limit, I can't let her cry longer than that. so I caved and went in at 4:45. Gave the bottel and was back in bed at 4:52, no Lie, that girl can down a bottel.

So I decided tonight will be the night we WILL stick it out. Vinay is away for the weekend, so there's no one to wake up, she has no teeth coming in that I know of, and thank God no cold. I've also increased her meal size today so that she won't get hungry. So I'm going to do it. No more night snacks. I've got to get tough, I know it will be better in the long run. Wish me luck.





"Mommy I haven't had any tantrums since Sunday won't you please give me a bottel tonight if I call for one"
" Just you wait till tonight Mommy, it's just you and me"

9 comments:

cameo said...

Good luck to you, I'll check your blog tomorrow to see how things went! Please post first thing in the morning to let me know! heehee.... I'm not demanding or anything LOL

Shannon said...

You can do it! You can do it!!!! Looking forward to a good report on Olivia!!!

Kim said...

Let me know how it goes. Alex has been doing the same thing lately. He always did really good, but he's been waking up between 4:00-5:00 wanting a bottle. I have been holding off - for the most part, but I have caved a few times.

We can do it!!!

Crystal said...

oooh my goodness--Nikki--we are in the same boat!!! This little one for the most part slept thru but for the past two weeks she has been getting up everynight at 4am for a bottle too!! Sometimes I really believe she wakes up more fo rthe cuddle!! She is eight months old-- I have tried to feed her more during the day but she just ends up puking!!! I will have to see how this goes!!! My prayers are with you!!! :o)

Crystal said...

I am behind--hey I love your last post so so so true--and I love the bunny ears---so so so so so so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ginger said...

You can do it!!! I will say a prayer for you both tonight. I know the crying must be so hard.

Ellie Puls said...

OK... I have to admit something here....

Angelena goes to bed at 8pm, I get up to go to work at 530am, at 6 I make a bottle go into her room, pick her up, change her diaper, rock her and give her the bottle, of do the KISSY and HUGS Ritual, then put her back in her crib to go back to sleep. Which she does till about 830am... SO, I am waking a baby... ME BAD MOMMY... BUT THOSE MORNING HUGS ARE SIMPLE IRRESTIABLE.... AND THAT CUDDLING!!! TO DIE FOR...

Let me know how it goes with Liv... Can't wait to here!

HUGS

Bekah said...

It is so hard to hear them cry but there comes a point where you know if you don't stop giving it to them it will never end! Best wishes!

cm said...

How did it go???

Cheers,
Cheryl