After Isabelle laid in bed calling for mommy for an hour last night she finally went to sleep at about midnight. Then was up again at 12:15 saying "all done sleep, all done." This cycle continued all night. Most of you who read this blog probably are not around Isabelle and me enough to really know my parenting beliefs so I will tell you that I am a big believer in if you just let them cry they will go to sleep and if you go get them every time they cry they will keep doing it and never go to sleep. My rule since Isabelle was born was that if she woke up crying I would go check on her once to make sure she was ok and then leave. If she was not sick or had any visible signs of injury I would just leave her in her room and let her fall asleep. I continued this pattern until Isabelle was two months old when she started sleeping through the night and to this day she rarely wakes up at night unless she is sick or hurting.
So, last night I found myself torn on what to do when she kept waking up. My heart was saying, "Aww that poor baby. She has got to be so uncomfortable and those pins in her head have got to hurt." But my head was saying, "She is FOOLING YOU! She has slept through the night for the past five days. Those pins do not hurt and as soon as you pick her up she quits crying and wants to play. Yep, she's got you fooled."
So, from about 12:45am until 6:30am Isabelle slept on and off but I did not get up to get her. How did that work out for me you ask? Wonderfully so far! She took a 2 and 1/2 hour nap this afternoon and has been sleeping soundly for the past two hours. I will let you guys know how the rest of the night goes.
I also wanted to give you guys a few funny snippets from the past couple of days:
When asked, "What do you say?" after Isabelle burped, instead of responding with "excuse me" as she normally does she said, "Crap!" I have no idea where she got that from.
When asked why she was scratching her hiney she responded with, "See poo poo?" Um, no thanks.
While watching Sesame Street Isabelle was asked what Big Bird was doing. She responded with, "Big Bird crapping." I'm pretty sure she meant to say, "Big Bird clapping." I hope...
Finally, after opening a diaper with a rather large poopie in it I said, "Holy Cow!" In which Isabelle responded with, "Holy Cat! Holy Sheep!" If you say so sweetheart.