So, the score still might be Henry 3752, Mommy and Daddy 1, but I will take it!
If you have been reading, you all know Henry has been on a sleep strike lately. It was like a switch went off and he just decided he didn't want to sleep anymore. This causing nighttime to be a dreaded nightmare. His usual bedtime of 8pm was out the door. Sunday, was his latest night yet....10:45pm and he was up at 6:15am on Monday!!!!
Yesterday, I decided to do a little research and see what we can do to get him back to his regular routine. I found some articles on Baby Center and I sent them over to Charlie. He picked one of the ways they suggested and kind of modified it a little bit. We decided together we will make this work and Charlie took the initivitive last night (reason 7658 of why I love him).
We started up our routine, dinner at 6:30pm, play, jams on around 7:15pm, Wheel of Fortune and then Charlie took him up at 7:30pm. They read books, Charlie tucked him in and walked out. Henry didn't want Daddy to leave, so he opened the door and came down, Charlie stopped him on the steps and put him back in his room. Tucked him in and said good night. Henry then started crying, Charlie sat outside the door and waited 3mins and then went back in, same thing, tucked him in said good night. Henry got up and cried for 5 mins, Charlie went back in but this time laid with him.
Henry was out by 8:20pm!!!! You know what time he got up this morning - 7:30am!!!!!!!! It was bliss, absolute bliss.
Wish us luck tonight! Since Henry got a good night sleep last night, Charlie is going to do the same method but this time not lay with him. It might take a little longer but we are committed to making this work!