Baby McElroy
I didn't mention this for a few days because I was a little afraid of jinxing it, but Teagan is putting herself to sleep these days!! She's done it for naps with Grandpa, but never at home or at night. It started with her biting me when I was nursing her down to sleep. Not much I could do but stop nursing her and put her to bed. She was a little upset, but Magnus rubbed her back and she calmed down, and fell asleep a few minutes later. Next night, barely any fuss. Since then, if she's awake when I'm putting her down for a nap or bed, I just rub her back a few times or her forehead if she's on her back, and speak softly to her, leave the room and she goes right to sleep!

I can't even begin to tell you how exciting this is for me. I love nursing her to sleep, seeing her fall asleep is so peaceful, but it was hard feeling like that was the ONLY way to get her to sleep. It was also stressful, trying to get up really slowly and smoothly and put her in the crib so gently so she didn't get woken up.

She's also sleeping later in the morning now. Magnus figures she's putting herself back to sleep where in the past she woke up and stayed up. We're working on creeping her bedtime up sooner to see if that helps, having to wake her in the morning sucks.


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