Friday, July 31, 2009

Big week at the Stoker home

Two MAJOR events took place at our house this last week: 

1) Mia started sleeping through the night 
2) Scarlett is potty trained. 

We had to let Mia SCREAM for 1 1/2 hours a couple nights this week. Which is like torture. I sat on the couch and attempted to read as I listened to her agony.  But last night, for the first time ever, she slept from about 9 PM until 7:30 AM (OK, she woke up once or twice but only cried for a few minutes). It's bliss. I feel like a new person. AND, can I just say that potty training girls is SOOOOO much easier than boys? 

HOORRAY!

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Hooray! Anyone who's a mom knows that these milestones are huge.

I'm also a fan of cry-it-out, though I never had to listen for 1.5 hours. Glad you made it through that.

Janelle said...

That's great! I also let my kids cry it out and it usually only takes 2-3 days before they learn to go to sleep on their own. Allison and Tim both sleep through the night although there is the occasional night wake-up! I too am happy to be sleeping more at night!

We are really going to try potty training next week with Tim. I told him his diapers were getting too small...lol!

Meg said...

That is so fantastic. What big girls you have. Lyndie looks forward to playing with Mia soon.

Cory.Jennifer.Jillian.Cannon said...

Yahh! Congratulations Shan, thats so exciting! I am proud of your little girls :)

Crystal and Brad Barger said...

That is awesome! I will have to see what tips you have on potty training. I really want to get started with Spencer.

The Harrises said...

Will you come potty train Micah! Mine can never figure out how to hold it. Maybe I just need to grit my teeth and do it. I'm glad you have a happy house hold, especially for restful nights!