Sleep Training FTW!

12 Mar

So if you have kids chances are at some point they weren’t the best sleepers, if you’re kids always slept great I envy you. We’ve been working with Pookie for a few days now trying to get him to sttn but so far nothing’s worked. happiest Today we picked up The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep by Dr. Harvey Karp, the same guy that wrote The Happiest Baby on the Block. I keep hearing about The Ferber Method and Cry It Out but those really don’t align with my parenting philosophy so we’re going to try out what Dr. Karp has to say. The Happiest Baby on the Block helped us so much in those first couple of months(although to be honest I only read the first few chapters, maybe that’s why we’re having so much trouble sleeping now), so I thought we’d check out what he has to say specifically about sleep.

One of the things that’s brought up is taking your baby outside before noon, since the weather’s been getting nicer I have been taking Pookie out more but it’s usually in the late afternoon. (I keep wanting to put him in the swings but by the time I get to the playground he falls asleep!) So it looks like tomorrows 6 in 60 work out will be in the morning! Speaking of which, I didn’t forget about 6 in 60. For the past week I’ve been taking walks in the park with Pookie, I’m going to have to bring him with me over to the High School Track so I can jog, I can’t do it on our sidewalks with the stroller because they’re so uneven. Is it weird to jog on the track if there are gym classes going on in the field? I don’t know if that’s creepy.

Pookie on our walk yesterday, that hat would not stay on.

Pookie on our walk yesterday, that hat would not stay on.

I’ve also been working on some core exercises, I thought that my Diastasis Recti(when you’re abdominal muscles don’t come together after pregnancy) would have fixed its self by now since it’s been seven months and there’s still a 2.5 finger width gap which means I can’t do normal ab workouts until they start to pull together. It’s hard to finish a 6 in 60 challenge when I can’t work my core but good news I found a blog that has a workout to help me! Alysa over at inspiredRD is a Registered Dietician and Personal Trainer that helps you asses if you have DR and then gives some workouts to help you tone your core and fix your DR, you can visit the Diastasis Recti page here. I’ll be posting an ab(or lack thereof) shot tomorrow, right now my bath room is too dirty to take a picture in.

I have a lot of catching up to do, I’ve done so many projects over the past week, made a fun sponge ball, put together a Discovery Box for Pookie, started sewing a fabric sensory book for Pookie and was nominated by Valerie over at Atlanta Mom of Three for a Beautiful Momma Blog Award(which I still have to do my nomination acceptance post for! Sorry Valerie, I’m going to work on it right now!), and I have to review all that stuff from my Influenster Voxbox still. I’m going to be busy busy as long as Pookie decides to just give in and sleep.

What method did you use or theory did you have in regards to your child sleeping? Are you keeping up with your ab work out? Are you getting ready for spring, what do you have coming up in the next few weeks?

[4:30am update, of course because I stayed up late playing doing important things on the computer and cleaning the house Pookie decided he would wake up and not go back to bed as soon as i laid down to sleep. Hubby and I decided not to bring Pookie in our room anymore, the past two nights we tried to get him to sleep in his crib but he ended up either in the pack n play or our bed eventually. Tonight he’s staying in his room, well until I give up…]

6 Responses to “Sleep Training FTW!”

  1. Christie Silver March 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    How old is Pookie? I’ve been thinking about how terribly my son slept when he was 4 or 5 months old. There was no keeping him out of our bed no matter what we tried. He is two and does not sttn but I’m not obsessed about it. Your son’s adorable!

    • mishapsofmom March 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

      Thanks! He’s seven months, I think if we try everything and he still doesn’t sttn I’m just going accept it. My husband wants to try CIO but Some babies just don’t sttn.

      • Christie Silver March 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

        Nope! Hugo slept from 10:15 to 3 last night and that was pretty good. Keep blogging about it, please! I love talking baby sleep

      • mishapsofmom March 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

        I definitely will, I hope this new set up we’re trying works.

  2. MamaSchmama March 13, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    My first child did not sleep through the night until he was around 1 year. I kept reminding myself that eventually, it would happen even if our sleep training methods weren’t perfect. It kept me sane. It also helped thinking like this when he was potty training. Eventually, they’ll get it. All of it! Good luck!

    • mishapsofmom March 13, 2013 at 3:43 am #

      I know it will get better, it felt like we were regressing so much but tonight has even good so far ::knock on wood:: asleep at 830 and I just did a dream feeding at 1130.

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