RIT – 3rd Night
I felt very proud of my little ones and ourselves when I checked in on Z and V on the video monitor, sleeping soundly in THE SAME ROOM! I still can’t believe it’s happening because I didn’t expect this to work so well.
So the routine we’ve created, where V goes with M in the room first and I send Z in after I brush his teeth and give him goodnight kisses and hugs. It’s such a nice feeling to know that they will be there for each other. We are truly blessed.
After M laid V in her crib, she had some trouble getting comfortable. I watched as she sat up, reached for her water sippy, took a drink, and grabbed a pacifier to put in her mouth (this is a new thing from the weekend – it probably makes her gums feel better). She tried to lie down but couldn’t get comfy so she reached for her white teddy to hug.
After about 8 minutes of fussing about, M went up to help her. It turns out all she wanted to do was hug both the white teddy and Cookie Monster and go to sleep. (Our guess was she sees Z with 2 Peso Penguins when he goes to sleep and she wants the same, too.) Then she was happy to go to sleep.
Around 9pm, she sat up and cried for a minute. Then she grabbed her teddy and laid back down and went to sleep. Half an hour after that, she cried out again for a second. But she has been sleeping soundly otherwise, since her bedtime.
Ahhh…the sigh of relief, knowing that every night just gets better and better.