Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


They came.
They saw.
They left.

...left me with a glossy pamphlet, a serious talking to and a whole new game plan. Like a shrill Supernanny is working.
My son is sleeping.
For hours upon hours.
I am completely gobsmacked. It's all so simple. Cooper goes to bed without a bottle, without his music box, without his pillow & without his on-demand Mother.
I just had to stay strong enough to let him cry it out. Scream & bellow & wail it out, actually. It wasn't easy...but it wasn't difficult either. When he woke through the 1st night I clutched my pillow, said a prayer out loud & watched the minutes of mayhem tick by on my clock. 12 long minutes passed before there was delightful silence. Each waking episode was handled the same way and 3 nights in he is sleeping 8 hours straight. I am giddy.


Blogger Geohde said...

Blogger ate my comment.

I was syaing how I have to manually restrain my hubby from going in to every small protest at bedtime because the twins sleep so much better if they DON'T associate a sook with instant out of cot. :)


Blogger eden said...

Oh Mony. Oh HEF.

That photo! Look at his beautiful long legs! He is so gorgeous!

And yay on the sleep, omfg I can feel your relief from here!! :)

Blogger Stacie said...

Congrats on the sleeping through the night. Isn't it wonderful? Sigh.

I can't believe how much he looks like a toddler in that picture. I mean, I know that technically he is a toddler, but he isn't that much older than my boys and well...they are all getting so big! (that was long winded, sorry)

It is good to hear from you!

Blogger Heather said...

Congratulations! I remember going through CIO with our daughter when she was a baby. My DH was so wonderful. He'd lie there and hold my hand while we listened to those 15 minutes of crying. But like you said - it got better!!! and she slept!!!!

Blogger Piccinigirl said...

yippee!!!! nothing like a good night's sleep for EVERYONE in the house. I hope it continues.!!!

he is such a beautiful little boy.


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