Friday, April 25, 2014


Our hard work paid off last night. We stuck with our nighttime routine but added in some baby Vicks vaporub for good measure. I bought it over a week ago but hadn't used it because my MiL insisted it didn't do anything. 

The girls went down at 7:30. Around 10 Lucy was stirring and fussing. We gave her some time and she was able to do her own paci replacement and fall back asleep. 

We heard absolutely nothing from their room until 4:45 when Lucy woke up to eat. She nursed and went right back down in her crib. At that point I had 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep under my belt and felt ready to take on the day. Luckily I got to go back to sleep and sleep for another 2 1/2 hours. 

Around 5 Clara started to fuss. We gave her some time and it started to escalate. At that point W gave her her paci and she fell right back asleep. 

They both woke up this morning around 7:30 in a great mood! 

I hope future nights are this good. We are supposed to have dinner with my friend Sara on Saturday. Sara did 5 IVF cycles here locally at the same clinic as me. We met at yoga for fertility and have kept in contact mainly over text. After her 5th IVF cycle she was told she needed donor eggs and got on 2 waiting lists. At the same time she booked a consult appointment with Dr. Braverman. Both times her turn came up with the egg donors, she had an appointment or was scheduled to start a cycle with Dr.B. She declined the donors and did 1 IVF cycle in NYC. Her son just turned a month old. I'm debating if we should change dinner to lunch so we can keep on our routine. What do you do about early bedtimes when you have evening plans?


  1. Great job girls! Hopefully this is the beginning of some good sleeping schedules :)

  2. Yay for Vicks!!! Another thing we keep on hand for SUPER stuffy noses are those Vicks plug in things. I think the smell not only help clear airways, but they are also just calming! When we are doing well with sleeping we avoid anything that may upset it- especially in the early days of a transition. Good luck, I hope those little cutie pies keep up the good work!

  3. Yay for great sleep! And that's awesome about your friend.

    I'd switch to lunch plans for now, just b/c you're just establishing this routine. Once they're used to it, it's not a huge deal to deviate one night, but IMO it's important to stay consistent in the beginning.

  4. The first week we started putting the babies down in their cribs, we made sure to stick with the same routine every night. The babies have kind of developed their own bed time, which also happens to be pretty early around 7pm. We do deviate from that occasionally to have dinner at the in laws or something else, but it is not very often. The babies seem to do okay when that happens and generally just go right to bed when we get home.