Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Getting Better ... But Still Not Great

Bedtime that is ... it's getting a little bit better but it's not great by any stretch of the imagination!  The boys go to sleep just fine around 7pm but then they're up about an hour later (same as before).  Sometimes it's a crazy screaming/crying fest and sometimes it's a twin-only party!  If they get up and are content in their room, we can sit in the living room and hear them through the monitor talking to each other or making each other laugh before they fall asleep again around 9pm or 10pm!  Maybe we just have night owls ... I hope not but if it will save our sanity, we might be OK with it.  Maybe it's just a phase ... I doubt it but I still remain hopeful.  In any case, once they are really asleep they usually sleep until 7:30am!  That is the good news :)  At least we are a little more rested, even though bedtime is exhausting!!

I've desperately asked for help, advice, opinions, ideas and sleep training techniques.  It seems as though we've tried everything that is suggested.  Feeding, burping, rocking, patting, playing, changing routines, check & soothe, cry-it-out, etc.  We're getting a better handle on what works best for us but it's still a work in progress.  At the moment, my overall impression is that we're just going to have to wait for the next stage / phase.  We are tweaking our bedtime routine and being much more consistent so I hope that helps - soon.

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry Jenn - the boys will have you bedtime trained soon!!!