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I feel used! *Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
1st May '13

But in a good way. My son doesn't need me at bedtime anymore. He even walks to his room and I can put him in the crib, give him a hug and a kiss, say night night and close the door and he doesn't cry at all. He just talks himself to sleep. Tonight I heard "bye bye bye ba bye bye babye bye". (His new favorite word is bye). I know its supposed to be easier for both of us once they learn to self sooth but its hard for me because he is growing up. I know 16 months old isn't much to shake a stick at, not like he is graduating high school but a couple weeks ago I was up till 9:30 rocking and singing him to sleep. It all happens so fast. I'm happy and sad.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
1st May '13

I understand. As crazy as it sounds, I was a little sad when DS started sleeping through the night. He didn't need me all night anymore :cry:
But.. then I realized how awesome it was to get 8 hours of sleep :lol:

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyToWesley:</b>" I understand. As crazy as it sounds, I was a little sad when DS started sleeping through the night. He ... [snip!] ... the night. He didn't need me all night anymore :cry: But.. then I realized how awesome it was to get 8 hours of sleep :lol:"</blockquote>




Right. Gone are the days when I secretly hopef he would wake up and need me. Those days are long gone. But I definitely will have to outgrow my sadness for him not needing me at bedtime too. Can't wait till he has a toddler bed so I can lay him in bed and read to him and stuff. Its weird doing it in the living room but if I do it beside his crib he grabs the bars and bounces on it like a trampoline and winds himself up, so bedtime routine is in the living room, and bedroom is for sleep. his grandparents are buying him bedroom furniture when they come up in a couple weeks for our wedding but I'm still undecided if we will set it up. He actually sleeps really well outside a crib. He goes to sleep on my dads couch if our visits run past his bedtime, and likes to zonk out on the floor but idk if that's telling me he is ready or if I just have to pick a time and do it. I have no idea when the "right time for a toddler bed" is. Everyone says something different.

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
1st May '13

yeah my DD never needed me to fall asleep at night either. Well once she started sleeping through the night..i just put her in her crib and she put her little fingers in her mouth (a habit im trying to stop!) and rolls over and goes to bed

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" yeah my DD never needed me to fall asleep at night either. Well once she started sleeping through the ... [snip!] ... put her in her crib and she put her little fingers in her mouth (a habit im trying to stop!) and rolls over and goes to bed"</blockquote>



Aww. And yeah be proactive about that. My mom thought it was cute I sucked my thumb and never tried to stop it. I had to try and break that habit at an unmentionable teenage age, and I still catch my thumb in my mouth when I'm very tired. *blush*

HUgabearrr Japan 426 posts
1st May '13

Gosh...Mine is 19 months and i remember just a couple months ago he would love me singing to him and he would put his cute little head on my shoulder and pat my hair while i sang to him. NOW! when i sing to him he just pushes me away....:( Now his routine is i put him in his crib, he grabs his blankie and eeyore and flips on his tummy and goes to sleep....Although sometimes i try to sing to him still while he's trying to fall asleep and he makes little grunty noises at me. Sometimes i wish i didn't have such a good sleeper.

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
1st May '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" yeah my DD never needed me to fall asleep ... [snip!] ... try and break that habit at an unmentionable teenage age, and I still catch my thumb in my mouth when I'm very tired. *blush*"

i do think it is cute as well...but i know it will be harder to break the older she gets and i'm also an orthodontic assistant so i know what her teeth could turn out to look like if she keeps sucking her fingers. you should see the look she gives me when i push her fingers away from her mouth. its a *who the f**k do you think you are* kind of look

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" i do think it is cute as well...but i know it will be harder to break the older she gets and i'm also ... [snip!] ... see the look she gives me when i push her fingers away from her mouth. its a *who the f**k do you think you are* kind of look"</blockquote>



LMAO! I can totally picture it. You don't need to explain a thing. I can drink through a straw with my jaw clenched. Enough said ;) Terrible overbite here.