yep arden is sleeping for us. i do not expect this to be a regular occurrence. a little recap for ya. sunday night we laid arden down in her crib all swaddled up, with her rain noise thing on, and the mobile going. she fell asleep all on her own before the mobile's 20 minutes were up! this was about 9:30. she then slept until 6:30. oh, my, god! i didn't sleep that whole time though. i woke up at 3 because i heard her squeaking on the monitor, but she didn't wake up. this happened again at 5. then when i heard her at 6, i swore she would wake up. so i went to her room and basically stood there wishing she would wake up because my right boob was as hard as a rock! haha :) she slept 9 hours straight.
so last night we didn't expect for the same thing to happen, but we wanted to try. we put her in her crib (swaddle, noise, mobile) at around 8. she had been rubbing her eyes, but didn't seem overly ready for bed. we wanted to see if she could manage on her own though. and she did! she did wake up around 9, but i just picked her up and rocked her a little. she fell back asleep until 4:30. i fed her and put her back down. when she woke me up at 8:30 i was very confused. had i woken up at 6:30 and just been so out of it i didn't remember. nope. ladies and gentlemen, she had slept 4 additional hours.
i am astounded to say the least. we are going to keep doing the bedtime routine as long as it works. i've got a bunch more to write about but the monkey needs to eat :)