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Baby Sleep Magic

I know what you are thinking but you are wrong. I did not post this picture to show how much our baby monitor makes Eliza look like the baby in Paranormal Activity 2. I posted it to show that she is asleep at 8:11 pm without her swaddle!  Woot!


We made it through the transition from swaddle to no swaddle at night. 

On the first night without her swaddle, she cried off and on the whole night. We didn’t go in her room at all because her cry was more of a whining cry, not a wailing pain/hunger/dirty diaper cry. I did finally feed her around 5:00 am and she went to sleep until 7:30 am. The second night (last night) she cried for about an hour (again, a whining cry) but then went straight to sleep and didn’t wake up until 7:00 this morning. Tonight she cried for about 5 minutes before falling asleep. Victory!

Next week we will de-swaddle her for daytime naps and I am hopeful that process will go smoothly as well.



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