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Sleep training day 95

Last night was ok but my daughter still woke up a lot. Since I stopped recording the time I don’t know how long she has slept for. I was really tired in the morning. During difficult nights I am grateful to be living with my in-laws that they would be able to take care of my daughter while I snooze some more in the morning to make up for it.

Today, she refused her naps again and want to be up for 4hrs before going to sleep. Sigh, this is too soon for her age. My husband has discovered our daughter is teething with her upper tooth! He saw a white dot and I confirmed (while she was sleeping) that her upper tooth has broke through a little. No wonder she has been cranky lately! Can I blame her poor sleep on it too? It means more cranky days to come because the upper front tooth is bigger and will take longer to break through. Then the other one would pop out after this!!!

Tonight, we started her night around 9pm and has been sleeping for an hour so far. I guess in hindsight she is doing better with her first stretch already because she can sleep through an hour at least.

I am feeling defeated today because my friend told me her son is sleeping better these two nights. She also tried not to feed her boy too much at night and did a bit of control crying. The underlying aim is to not pick up her baby and find other means to comfort him. How can I comfort my baby when she would sit up and stand up using the side bar? I have faith that my daughter will get over this phase but wish to be soon. Please, I need some good night sleep.

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Sleep training day 67

Well, what can I say? It was still the usual last night but my daughter did give me a couple of close to 2hrs stretch. The longest was when she slept on top of me but I think I slide her accidentally to the side and woke her. Hourly wake up is really no fun and my daughter has this obvious dark circle under her eyes. Despite her frequent wake up and less than 10hrs overall sleep at night, she can run full turbo in the morning.

Today,  she woke up before 7am and played in her cot. I let her be as long as she doesn’t fuss. In the morning she managed to go for 3.5hrs before wanting to sleep. Her nap was slightly longer today with 1hr 15mins. I had a friend visited today with her baby. Play date! My friend’s daughter was very calm and play gentle while my daughter was crawling all over the place, stand up using the sofa, tried to crawl on top of the other baby, took whatever toys the other baby was playing and lose interest quickly. Overall not so lady like but still had fun. I am jealous where she can sit and pat her baby to sleep on her shoulder. No need to walk, no need to sing. My daughter had her second nap at 3pm for an hour so up at 4pm.

Tonight, she showed all the tired signs such as pulling ear, rubbing eyes and fussy before 8pm. We brought her upstairs and started her night. She showed no sign of wanting to sleep when I was feeding her, she farted a lot and pooped. I guess the poop woke her. She didn’t sleep until close to 9pm. I went to shower in case she wake up and yup she did not long after I was back. Once I picked her up she fell back asleep. Soooooo atm I have her sleeping on my chest. Maybe I should give cosleeping another go as she might be experiencing separation anxiety. Let’s see how long she can sleep like this.

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Sleep training day 64 and 65

Last night I was pretty tired after getting home from parents so didn’t write a post about the day. The night before that was horrible. As I have mentioned that I went into my daughter’s cot for the night and she woke up hourly. No 2hrs, no nothing. Hourly!! One time she sat up and move around while I patted her thigh, she eventually dropped to my arm and fell asleep. I thought that’s sweet and somewhat fell asleep by herself. The excitement for killed off 55mins later when she woke up. What I am trying to say is the night was bad.

Yesterday after my daughter’s first nap, J met up with my sister to have lunch before headed to parents for dinner. After a horrible night I wasn’t given the opportunity to rest as I need to clean the bookshelf because they going to move it for tiling the living room. My legs and back were hurting. My daughter didn’t want to nap either. When I was close to getting her to sleep she would woke up and protest. I wasn’t in a good mood with her crying. At the end I fed her to sleep. I know I know, I wasn’t being consistent but that’s the way to survive an overtired baby later and to avoid a late night. Last night it was ok for the second half. She did 2hrs,1hr 53mins and 1hr 40mins before waking at 7.40am. It’s much better than hourly right?

Today, her naps were short. First nap was less than an hour and second nap was around 35mins. She woke up happy though so I guess she had enough. She must be very excited by her crawling and pulling herself to stand using the sofa. She acquired all these new skills in one go. No wonder she doesn’t sleep. No one needs sleep in her world!  I also found out that a tiny bit of her tooth broke out today. Finally! This might be the reason to her poor sleep. Maybe. Tonihht, she woke up once already after I got her to sleep less than an hour ago. This is going to be a long night. Sigh. Also, lowered the cot since she can pull herself to stand, it makes getting her to cot much more difficult!