Ok, tonight is officially the 7th day of Z and V sleeping together in the same room. Here are our thoughts so far…
1. The bedtime routine part is easy. No problem at all. In fact, V fell asleep first even before Z got into the room. She only had one nap of an hour so she was exhausted.
2. The night Watkins for him have significantly reduced – to the point that they are non-existent. And her night wakings are not really affecting him so much. The only time her crying wakes him is if she cries long and loud.
3. The mornings are rough. For the past 4 days, V has been waking at early hours – before 5 am. I end up bringing her into our bed because I need to sleep. Then when Z wakes ( before 6am) and finds himself alone, he doesn’t want to go back to sleep anymore. That’s when the power struggle with M happens and he cries. I think if we can manage to keep her in the crib until wakeup time, they both might sleep a little longer.
We just need to tweak this system. I know this will eventually work. And it will sooner than later, I hope.