I have one strong mom....when I think about it today. She told me last night on the phone that she put me in my crib and waited for me to fall asleep. Listening to me scream. So as a last resort...I decided this for nap time today. Cuz I am not joking when I say he won't sleep unless being held, naps, bedtime everything. Let's just say I haven't had time to clean my house in over three weeks. The dust is building to a noticeable thickness.
So I decided to be a strong mom today. I put him down at 10:20am and walked away. It is harder than you think. I sat down and all i heard was this desperate and sad cry. So I decided to go take a shower. 15 minutes later 10:35am still crying. I have decided that in the past when I thought I was waiting like 15 minutes or 30 minutes it was really only like 5 or 10. Oh well this time I am in it for the long haul. I had to find something to do, because it was killing me to hear him scream, and it would be pulsed. it would get quieter and then louder. and it was an all out scream by now. you would have thought someone was cutting off his arm back there. But I held strong and didn't even go and peek. I instead decided to scrapbook. I am working on a baby boy year of photos book and a similar one for a baby girl for our benefit next month, so I thought i would finish one of them. So I sat down and worked...trying to block out the unbearable screaming in the backround. I can happily say that my child konked out at 11:15am. almost one hour later. Thank goodness he doesn't have the stamina that I did with my mom, cuz I never would have made it that long as a mom. Mom you are a strong lady.
We will see if this continues. My mom said it took like three times before I was through my little stage, so we will see tonight if it works for bedtime too. If it is only an hour we can do it.
Thanks mom for the advice and the story. Sorry for what i put you through. I am sure as this little guy grows up I will be saying that alot. (cuz I put you guys through a lot, Sorry).
here are the latest scrappin pages for Jackson's book. Enjoy
Have a great week...