Friday, July 24, 2009

I Believe We Have Found Our Sleep Solution...

First I would like to say thank you to everyone who responded. It was a great help to us and gave us a lot of good things to try.
This seems to be the solution that works for us: I had Tim go into the attic and bring down our toddler bed. He had to re-assemble it, so Sophia watched him work on it. I told her that it was her bed and I saw that she was concerned and her eyes watered up a bit. I told her to come with me.
I took her upstairs to my room and I pointed to my bed and I said "Momma's bed". Then I pointed to the floor by my bed and said "Sophia's bed". I said this three times and I knew she understood what I was saying to her.
When we went back downstairs, she pointed to her bed and then pointed upstairs and I said "Yes, Sophia's bed upstairs with Momma's bed", and she smiled.
We took the bed upstairs and put it by our bed. She climbed right in. I did some e-mail work and read some blogs for a while and she was sound asleep in 30 minutes. Tonight is our 3rd night of her successfully going to sleep.
She does not have night terrors, she sleeps very peacefully, it was just finding a way for her to get to sleep that she was comfortable with and I think we have found it.
I'll keep you posted if we have any future hiccups.

27 comments:

Holly said...

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The time will come when you can move her out. But for now SLEEP! Sweet Sleep!
Jumping up and down for you!!!

jennifer said...

That is great news! I know that must make your whole day much easier.

thatgirlblogs said...

wonderful -- now stop reading blogs and get some sleep, mama!

Gail said...

Yay for you all!!! She's so adorable sleeping in her bed.
Sweet dreams...

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Woohoo for you!!! For a minute I thought that was our room! heehee

Have a great weekend!
Love,
Robin

McNew Family said...

Yeah! So glad it is working for you! Sweet dreams!

Calico Sky said...

So glad you found something that works for Sophia! Maybe spend the next 2 weeks having very early nights! lol

Elisa...life as we know it. said...

Yeah.....great solution.
I am sure you are feeling great after some good night's sleep!

Keisha said...

That is Wonderful! She looks so peaceful & sweet sleeping... ;)

Mama Duck said...

Terrific solution! I'm happy for you!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

sounds like you are HAVE found the solution.

good for you Kimberley!

Lea
xo

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA... I am soooo happy for the WHOLE FAMILY..
Everyone will get some good zzzz's...
Sophia is soooo BEAUTIFUL..
Hugs girly..

Kim K. said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like a perfect solution for everyone. Getting a good night's rest certainly makes a world of difference. Hugs!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Yeah! So glad you found something that works for your whole family!

Kelly and Todd said...

What wonderful news. Happy sleeping to you and your entire family!

-- kelly

Liz and Ava said...

Glad to hear you found a solution.

Nancy said...

I am glad it is working for you:)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Kimberley,
I am so thankful that your precious little one is no longer terrified of sleeping. Thank You Jesus for leading you to the solution to help you all through this.
Sweet dreams

Kayce said...

Great news!!! Here's to many nights with sweet dreams!
I love all the pictures of Sophia meeting her great grandparents.

Dita said...

Wow.....FANTASTIC! I'm so happy for all of you...this is the perfect solution for her to see that you are there but that she has her own independence too!

Heather said...

Great idea!! And so thankful that you all can sleep and rest and she is safe and peaceful, Praise God! How wonderful for your family...bless her little slumbering heart :)

Hugs,
Heather

Shay Ankerich said...

That is great news!!! I am so happy she is going down peacefully and sleeping soundly. That makes for a happier little girl and smooth day. She looks so sweet sleeping in her bed!
Blessings!

Steffie B. said...

Thank the Lord......way to go....so glad it is getting better! ;) She is such a princess! So the Colonel is arriving soon? lol

Alyson & Ford said...

Glad to see she is sleeping! Sleep deprivation is no fun!!
She is so adorable!

Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Ten Months!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I am SO HAPPY for you and for her!!!! Perfect solution!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Fabulous- I think so many of our kids need "nightime" parenting also- both the adopted and nonadopted ones! This solution seems to have met both your needs. And don't worry- things will change! She *will* eventually sleep on her own, when she is ready. Take care,
Carolyn

Doug and Terrye said...

WooHoo!!! There's nothing happier than a family that boasts a well rested toddler (and a well rested Mama ain't so bad either ;)