Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Becoming Baby Wise

So after our multiple nights of endless crying which resulted in little to no sleep, we have decided to get Baby Wise. We read this book when we were in Mexico for our friends wedding (I can prove it!) but of course barely retained any of it. I was impressed that Brett even had the energy to re read the highlights but we were in need of making a major change in this house.

On Friday we started the baby wise. Basically it is Eat, Play, Sleep, REPEAT! Yes, you repeat that about 6 times a day and then at night you do Eat, Sleep. The first nights didn't really prove anything but the past two nights have been heavenly. We slept for 5 hours straight both nights. It was odd because the first night we fed at 12:30am, went to bed at 1:30am, and the next thing I knew was that I was looking at the clock and it was 6:30am. First I freaked out because I thought I slept through their cries. This isn't possible. Every time they peep I am up. We went to the crib and they were sleeping peacefully. We had to wake them! Yes, we woke them (sorry mom). Part of baby wise is that you have a scheduled morning feeding and ours is 6:30am. You wake them at this time regardless if they are sleeping. Don't worry they go back to bed by 8:00am. So I am enjoying this book. I am enjoying the sleep. Then last night we had the exact same thing happen. I didn't want to write about it yesterday because I didn't want to jinx myself. I was worried it was too good to be true. I took pictures which I like to call, "Our Babies on Baby Wise!" It kind of reminds me of "your brain on drugs" commercial. I posted a picture for those that can remember these commercials when we were kids.


stulagu said...

I LOVE IT! Good for you. Babywise is one of those things that I firmly believe in...and I'm glad you two chose to try it. We're getting about the same amount of sleep as well, and I don't know what I'd do without sleep.

Anonymous said...

I passed the book onto you for a reason! So glad it's working out! Brian and I have toddler Wise when you're ready for that one ;) sleep = happy babies = happy mom and dad!

-Love, Tina