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Wish me luck. I will post as I go.
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It had gone really well. He was only really upset the first time I said no. That time he banged on the wall with his feet for about 5 minutes yelling at me. He probably woke 4 times the first night. The next two nights he was only mildly upset the first time he woke. The following times he just mumbled then goes back to sleep. Last night he only really woke once (as compared to about ten times a night before).

It has impacted his naps too. He is sleeping longer and better when he does nap.

I am finding I can't skip the 5 am feed though. I think he is too hungry and I don't want him truly upset. And if I don't feed then he gets really really upset.
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That sounds really similar to what happened for my three at around that same age for each of them! 


 
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4th night was almost perfect. He just stirred and rolled over. He still wants me there and occasionally uses me as his pillow.
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Congratulations on getting through the hardest part!


 
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Continued good luck with it!
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Thanks! Last night he slept from bedtime to 4:08 am without waking. Nice!! His nap yesterday was great too.

This is easier than it would be been because he was night weaned before. It just got undone when we moved and his sleep was thrown out.
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Very nice!!!

I hope you don't mind me adding that ..., I've decided that tonight is our night for change. After almost 2 yrs of sleeping at no longer than 90minute intervals, I'm finally physically ready to try to gently lengthen my sons sleep. He's been nursing and pretty much latched on all night for so long now that my lower back is really hurting. He's sleep seems ro be bevoming more wakeful as the months go by also. I wasn't ready emotionally until now, in fact I don't know if I will ever be. Honestly, it's the back pain that is pushing me to take this leap.

We've been reading Sally Weans from Night Nursing together for the past week. Bless my darling son who loves the book because it has pictures of a child nursing. Nursing means so much to him.

I'm filled with fear and dread because I know that this will be so difficult for my DS, but I have to try this for "me". I will aim for 6 hrs (until about 2am) but if things are very hard I will nurse in our chair at 12am and 4am. Oh my goodness... Cannot believe I'm going to try this!!!!
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