You won't believe this

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TiggersMommy's picture
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You won't believe this

My child, MY BOOBY OBSESSED CLINGY CHILD, may have put herself to sleep tonight with nothing more than a pat on the back. I'm not calling it yet because its only been like 20 minutes but she's in there, I don't hear screaming, and I left her in there awake.

We were playing the usual tooth brushing game. Hey, Teagan, let me brush your teeth or you're going to bed without stories. This has always worked. If she refuses, I pop her up on her bed, turn the lights off, and leave the room. She screams, I come back in, she lets me brush. Not tonight! I said she was going to bed without stories (code for books & booby) and she said OK. I popped her on her bed, turned the light off, patted her, and left. No screaming. I chatted with DH for a bit. Still no screaming. I debated about whether or not it was really important to put a night time diaper on her. I decided it was. I went back in. She groggily looked up at me but let me put her diaper on, pat her ..... and leave the room. It's been 20 minutes and I haven't heard a peep.

Is she alive in there? Should I go check again (because let's face it, the diaper was just an excuse to make sure aliens hadn't abducted her)? Should I rejoice? She I not get too excited?

WTF? My child has NEVER gone to bed without booby. Much less without someone lying there with her until she's thoroughly unconscious.

Joined: 06/22/10
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woohoo!! i would take it

maybe she is extra sleepy tonight?

AnnaRO's picture
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take it! Go Teagan!!

TiggersMommy's picture
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STILL asleep ... and breathing ... I checked.

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That is fantastic. I'm sure she'll back to normal self soon. Wink But I'm sure this gives you great hope for the future!!!!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

That is fantastic. I'm sure she'll back to normal self soon. Wink But I'm sure this gives you great hope for the future!!!!

Addy has had a magical night or two like that. It didn't last. But it is awesome when it happens! I hope you enjoyed every minute! Biggrin

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She STTN and woke up at 6:45. The upside to this whole door opening thing is that she just lets herself into our room and crawls into our bed instead of yelling in her room.

I'm trying to figure out how to make this happen again. Because, of course, neither I nor DH could sleep well last night. I think we checked on her like 6 times.

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Argh, I hate that!! If I wake up and it's past five and I haven't heard anything, I lie there wondering if she smothered or got kidnapped or other horrible things. No more sleep for me. WHY.

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"cactuswren" wrote:

Argh, I hate that!! If I wake up and it's past five and I haven't heard anything, I lie there wondering if she smothered or got kidnapped or other horrible things. No more sleep for me. WHY.

I always do the same thing!!

When DS1 started with the door opening thing we put a baby gate on his door. He would have wondered round the house all night if we hadn't! Now he's got one of those grow clock things

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YAY Teagan! Too bad mommy didn't sleep. It was very strange and I didn't sleep well the first few times Aiden STTN. Though last night my cat who wants to die woke up Aiden meowing at his door at 3am! :banghead: Aiden usually comes to our room first, but y'all know that he's gone downstairs to play and wonder without me waking up to him. Most mornings DH remembers to put the gate up at the top of the stairs at least now so the only places Aiden can go is his room and our room.

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Putting herself to sleep was a complete fluke. I'm not liking that it got my hopes up.

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boo! At least you know she can do it though!

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Yay for one night! Sorry she didn't keep it up, though Sad

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