Tonight is the third night in which I have consistently put Paxlet to bed without my boob in his mouth.
The first night it took 20 minutes and I praised myself for a job well done. He awoke a while later and it took another 20 minutes to get him to sleep. Next time he woke, he didn’t go back to sleep for a couple of hours. We spent that awake time with him, ever so cutely, crawling around the bed playing with toys and me reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Paxlet woke up way too early. I was exhausted.
The second night it only took 10-ish minutes to get Paxlet to sleep. I stayed in the room finishing up the HP book and shhhh/patting him if he stirred like he might wake up. He did wake up at some point, I think I got him back to sleep. I gave in at some point in the night and gave him my boob so we could all get some sleep.
Tonight is night three and it took 45 minutes to get him to sleep. Before he zonked out (with a binkie in his mouth of all things!), his screaming got worse. Mr Siili said Paxlet must have gotten my “don’t-you-shush-me gene”.
He has now been asleep for an hour. I give him one more before he wakes up. So, I am now again sitting in bed waiting to shhhh/pat him if he stirs. I know I should be trying to get some sleep myself, but it is difficult to go to bed so early.
I hope this all pays off sooner rather than later and I can start getting more sleep without a boob in his mouth and that we all get more sleep at night.