I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve tried to put Sierra to bed with a bottle. Some nights I’m successful – others I’m not. However, she always drinks the bottle. Some nights she’ll go to sleep after the bottle with rocking and singing, and on other nights I have to pull out the big guns if you know what I mean. Last night Cosmo Boy decided to give it a shot – he was doing a trial run for tonight ’cause I’m going out with a few of my girlfriends to Winterlicious. I’m really looking forward to it – but he’s not. Needless to say it didn’t go so well for him last night. Sierra drank the bottle eagerly, but then didn’t want to go to sleep – she’d much rather play with daddy. He rocked her and for the first time in a long time she cosied up to him in his arms but kept squirming, she just couldn’t get comfy. He called me up to try – I rocked for a few minutes but she kept squirming on me too. I was determined not to nurse her to sleep so I offered the bottle, she drank some more of it, then tried rocking again. She was still squirmy, so I put her in her bed and rubbed her back until she got herself comfy, I kissed her head and said goodnight and went downstairs to listen in on the monitor as she put herself to sleep. Silence – I heard nothing except the odd ruffling sound of her moving. She put herself to sleep.
Unfortunately, now Cosmo Boy is not so gung-ho about putting her to bed tonight anymore 😥 I was going to meet my girlfriends at 8 pm, but I have to call them and see if we can meet a little later ’cause I’m going to put Sierra to bed before I go. Sigh – this means I’ll have to wake her up from her afternoon nap a little earlier too – that way she’ll be good and tired for me. I knew that being a mom meant that I’d have to make sacrifices – I just wasn’t prepared for how much. I guess I gotta look on the bright side – at least she goes to bed easily for me so that I can go out after she’s in bed. For some moms getting baby to sleep is a huge fight every night and fortunately I don’t have to face that.