Feeling less guilty…
Another pretty good night. Ok, so Multimummy was being hypersensitive and only dozing from 5am as BabyBoy was shuffling around, but no-one really got up until around 6.20am…and then amazingly BabyBoy resettled so the day didn’t officially start until BabyGirl woke up everybody (she did a great job of sleeping through) at 6.45am.
A tale of progress…
Everyone settled well on night 25. At some point during the night Multimummy heard someone stir – but it was minor, the memory is vague and the only real clue is that the monitor is off the charging stand when she is woken by BabyBoy at……wait for it….. Continue reading
Night 23 was more of the same…early morning waking by BabyBoy. The question then loomed, what else can we try??
The only thing we could think of was the theory of changing his sleep patterns during the night. This is done by disturbing baby earlier in the night, so that hopefully he’s in a deeper sleep by the time early morning rolls around.
Call it intuition, but I’m not convinced moving bedtime any earlier is going to work. I just feel that we’re hitting the right time now (6.45pm).
When you’re on your own with non-mobile twin babies, and once they get too big to carry two at once, you’re faced with a dilemma – who do you move first? Will one scream while waiting and mummy is out of sight? Will mummy worry that one little baby is left momentarily unattended? (In my probably over-cautious case, yes.)
I’ve let two days elapse in this sleep training log as the plan is now to move BabyBoy’s bedtime earlier and we moved it back only five minutes on night 19 (unintentionally, life got in the way) and then 10 minutes last night.
Where we decide to incorporate a new strategy into our sleep training.
This was Multidaddy’s report from last night:
‘BabyBoy slept through until 5.30am. He was then on and off until 6.30am, when I went in and started the day.’
So what changed? Continue reading
Another Multidaddy-in-charge-of-monitor-in-another-room report…
‘BabyBoy called out a couple of times, but it was literally one noise each time and then he went back to sleep. He didn’t actually cry until 6.40am’
On the 16th night Multidaddy takes the monitor and is in charge of BabyBoy, while Multimummy looks after BabyGirl. Here is Multidaddy’s report…
We were up all night…
But not, to be fair, entirely due to BabyBoy’s sleep issues.