In other news, we've decided to sleep train Rylie.
Just the thought of this makes my heart race...not in a good way. Yes yes, we should have done this sooner but we didn't. She's always been a good sleeper...as in if and when I get her to sleep, she will normally sleep 11-12 hours straight. I started out rocking her at 2 months because it worked (hello? You're in survival mode at that point). Our normal routine is bath, bottle, bed. Here's the problem. At 15 months she doesn't NEED a bottle but it's part of her routine and she's crazy about it. She only get's a bottle for a nap or bedtime but this has to stop. Plus the rocking. I don't mind rocking her, my Mom rocked my sis and I until we were 5 years old, but I also remember having a hard time getting to sleep at a young age and to this day I still have sleep anxiety (thank God for sleep meds). I don't want Rylie to have to take them to sleep like I do. The method of choice is The Sleepeasy Solution . I'm hoping and praying that she'll respond to this method and that in a week or two we'll have an easy bedtime routine. Bath, book, rock and sing (a minute or two) and bed. This would cut out about an hour a day I spend rocking her with a bottle for nap and bed. I am dreading this like a root canal...but I needs to be done for her and for us. And please remind me with the next kid why this is so important. I finally understand my Mom saying to me plenty of times "this is for your own good". Parenting is hard! Thank God I have such a great husband to support me. Have a great weekend folks! Pray for us please?
P.S. Look at this girl in her glasses! She's so deliciously cute!