September 16, 2007

Ferber method....stinks!

So....I'll be honest.....I have not been very disciplined when it comes to getting Gracey on a schedule for her naps and bedtime. It's been a real struggle for me because I want to rock her to sleep every time....mainly because it tears my heart in two to hear her crying when I know that if I just held her...she would be ok. You may be asking yourself "Why blog about this" tell you the truth it is because it is the only thing I could think of that would help keep my mind off hearing her cry in her I type. I am heading back to work and I know it is best for Gracey if she gets on more of a schedule and learns to get to sleep without me.....but wow...saying that....and walking thru it ...are two different stories. I am doing the Ferber method...I am 7 minutes away from checking on her again....and my heart lays in my stomach. When I went in the first really broke my heart. I started to cry as she lay there...confused, crying, screaming actually...part of this was my failure to do it while she was younger. I feel just awful...but know that it is in her best interest. Man, being a mom is difficult. The worst part is that her crying has lasted for 30 minutes already....ughh....are you sure this is right? If it is best, why do I feel so horrible? Pray for will be a difficult week as we transition with the sleeping schedule.....wait...she is silent ............did she fall asleep.....DARN..wishful thinking....still at it:)


  1. Oh Sweetie,
    I am praying for you! It's hard but the payoff is so much better for all of you. Love you much!

  2. Sunny, I agree it stinks. I will pray for you. Being a mom is hard. But what a training ground God has given us through our role as mothers. - Love, Kimberly

  3. I'm proud of you for working on this.. My mom told me once that "Just because it's easier for me, does not mean that it's best for my kids." I did the same thing with Livvie at first because it was too "hard" for me to hear her cry, and to be disciplined enough to get her on a daily shedule, but once I buckled down and did it, it was such a blessing.. for both of us! Keep it up, and call me if you need to!!