Lydia slept all night in her crib last night! I was fully prepared to have her sleeping in the swing again... took it up to our bedroom and everything. At 9:00 I settled her into the swing and let her fall asleep there. She has always had a really hard time falling asleep at that time of night, so I went straight for the swing. But I decided that when I got her up at 11 to change and feed her I would try starting her in her crib. Historically she has done very well in her crib after that feeding, so I expected her to fall asleep and stay in her crib until around 3:00. At that point I planned to move her to the swing to help her go back to sleep.

Well 3:00 came and went and my sweet girl didn't make a peep. I, of course, woke up numerous times during the night wondering if she would be awake at any moment and debating if I should climb out of bed to go check on her or not. When 6:00 came, I couldn't get back to sleep so I checked on her... sure enough she was comfortable in her crib lying spread-eagle across the sheet.

I don't know what to thank for her full night of sleep... breaking the cycle with 2 nights in the swing? Her ability to find her thumb now? Or perhaps just having a busy day with lots of outside time? Regardless, I'm pleased that she was able to be in her crib. Tonight I may try doing the crib at 8:30/9:00 as well and see if we can get that working too. Here's hoping for more good nights of rest in the future!

Lydia conked out this morning after playtime.

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  1. Sarah, we both have something to celebrate! Avery also slept thru the night for the first time in her crib last night!! Isn't it great?
    Her vice was the carseat. She would sleep 8 hours in the carseat. We've been working for the past week or two on getting her to sleep in her crib, but up until last night she hadn't slept for more than 3 or 4 hours without waking up to eat. I just don't think she sleeps as soundly in the big open space as she does in the cozy cuddling of the carseat. Anyway, last night she slept for 8 hours, woke up to eat around 5am and then slept for 3 more!! We are a happy household today. Congrats to you guys... and here's hoping for a repeat tomorrow night for both of us!
    ps- we have that same blanket. I love the textures.

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