Sleep training has been going well at night, but things have gone awry during the day. For the past week, I have not nursed Izzy during the night. He has been doing really well, and has been sleeping through the night. Although this is WONDERFUL and AMAZING, I still have a few complaints.
Izzy now wakes up for the day at 6:00 am. And 6:00 am is way too early to start the day. To remedy this problem, I decided to not get him out of bed until 7:00. This plan didn't work out very well, because he screamed like a maniac for the entire hour. In the process, he also woke Porgie up. And then I was stuck with two cranky babies for the entire morning. So, I have been letting him get up at 6:00 am.
The good news is that because he wakes up so early, he has been going down easily for both of his naps. The bad news is that he will only sleep for about 45 minutes. After those measly 45 minutes, he wakes up screaming. If I do not rescue him from is crib immediately, he will screech so loud that he wakes Porgie from her nap. I thought that perhaps Izzy was ready for one nap per day. I was hopeful that instead of taking two 45 minute naps, he would take one 2 hour nap. No dice. When I implemented this new plan, Izzy just took one 45 minute nap and was miserable ALL DAY.
Why does sleep always have to be a struggle?