sleeping matters

we started last week with a new bedtime schedule. micah and noah got too used to mommy and daddy laying down with them to read and stay with them while they fell asleep. while we’ve tried many times to get out of this habit, we’ve never kept too it. well last week we started afresh and meant it this time. they got ready for bed, we read them a story or 2 or 3 =) prayed with them, then we tucked them in and said goodnight with a kiss.

the first few days, andy sat outside their rooms (we’ve seperated them since we knew it wouldn’t work with them in the same room until they could fall asleep on their own) and he either sang or just sat there with some music playing. they cried and cried and carried on. noah would get out of bed and so forth, but we carried on and viola, not even a week later and they both cry still, but last night micah hardly cried at all and was asleep first and noah cried off and on for about 20 minutes, but didn’t try to get out of bed. tonight, they both cried for no more then 10 minutes before falling asleep!! it was great. and jonah has been going down around about the same time (somewhere between 8 and 8:30) and its been bliss!!!

this morning we even woke up with no children in our bed! heavenly =)

this is the house that joanne and philip stayed at over in tawneytown!
taneytown 1

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Author: ALM

*ulsterman & american in birmingham UK *5 young boys *christians *missionaries *homeschooling our children *photographers

6 thoughts on “sleeping matters”

  1. breaking old habits (or rather, starting new ones) is so hard. congrats for sticking to it. We’re working on not calling “Mommy, just Mommy!” for no reason other than to sleep in our bed (which the answer is ALWAYS no).

  2. That’s great news…I hope that I can do the same with Ethan. Haven’t been able to get a good night’s sleep in a long time. It just hurts too much to hear him cry like that =(

  3. tracy definitely start now with ethan!! i wish we had!! i’m definitely doing it with jonah and keeping him in his cot longer then i did with the boys! they were both out of the cot before 1 and a half!

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