Today is Easter. It's also my brother's birthday. I heart my brother so much. I'm so proud of him.
Today we went to the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue. I decided today was going to be a quiet day for us. No big family meals. No rsvps. Just recoup time. I've been feeling tired and slightly blue this past week and needed to slow things down. I think it was just what the doctor ordered.
On the TG front, she loves her Veggietales lullaby mixtape. She won't go to bed without it now. She says, "God is so good." and then runs to the mp3 player by the bed. I have it on endless play.
She's also delatching on her own and requests back rubs to bed. I think it's a big step. She's fallen asleep with just backrubs the last few nights. She's awoken 2-3 times but fallen back asleep within 5 minutes with the help of backrubs and a quick nip.
She does move around alot more nowadays and prefers to go to bed on our bed before sleep creeping back to her bed.
I know this is probably slower than DH anticipated. It's another bone of contention with us, independent sleeping. However, studies show kids with a healthy attitude towards sleep and has a comforting routine also grow up just as self confident and independent if not more than those who have CIO'd.
Anyway, I'm pretty proud of TG transitioning into this sleep. Yes, I'm still in the room with her but I think that's a good thing for me more than anything else. Lord knows I wouldn't be receiving the sleep I need to function properly if I didn't.