Monday, April 25, 2011

Three nights of night weaning

After three days of night weaning, life is SO much better. The graphs TrixieTracker prepares of Willow’s sleep and nursing show me that she now has a consistent pattern. For the past few days, she’s been sleeping 13-15 hours a day, which is at or above the average of Trixie Tracker users with baby’s this age. The probability chart (yes, this site definitely offers the possibility for overanalysis), which shows the likelihood she will be awake at any time, is now becoming more consistently black on the ends, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., grey in the middle and white during her awake periods of 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. I look at that with the same excitement that some women look at a new pair of shoes.

Best of all, I feel better. And it hasn’t been very hard on Mark, who has only had to get up once per night when she cries briefly.

We probably have a bigger challenge on our hands in getting her out of the swing and into the bassinet. But this first experiment shows me that quick change is possible. Yay!

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