Monday, September 14, 2009

Big Boy Crib

Well starting on Thursday Sept. 10th, Michael starting sleeping in his crib in his own room. I have to say that it was a hard night for me. I couldn't fall asleep because I was so worried about him. I don't know why because his room is close by and thanks to technology our baby monitor has a camera. I LOVE that thing. The camera is right by my bed so I can just open my eyes and see him. The speaker is so sensitive that I can hear him breathing. Kaya our persian isn't sure what is going on so she sits in his room and mewos. I don't know how it doesn't wake him up and I don't know what she is thinking. I shoo her out and check on Michael and then off to sleep. As sweet as all of this is, I can't seem to get Michael to sleep before 11 or midnight. I have been trying and trying to set a bed time routine but he will have none of it. Sometimes he goes down around 10 and once at 9:30. I first tried to start the bed time routine around 6:30 with a bath, a feeding and then rocking and singing. He did fall asleep at 8 but was up at 8:45 and then back to sleep at 11:30. So now I try to start it at 8:00 but again no sleep until 11 or midnight. He does however sleep for 4 to 5 hours at a time. Last night being the exception (3hours). He will fall asleep but the second I put him down he wakes up. I cannot leave him in there to cry for hours until he falls asleep. Instead I put his binkie back in his mouth, watch him fall asleep and then sneak out. Trust me, I have read so much on letting him cry it out or going in and picking him up when he cries and personally I choose picking him up. I don't run in there everytime though, luckily he does go back to sleep sometimes. The times he hasn't I have picked him up, he burps and settles down. I'm learning. I ordered a wubanub so his binkie will stay in his mouth and I won't have to run in and fix it. I will just have to keep trying a routine until it becomes routine. Maybe when he starts daycare he will sleep more at night. Although, I would stay up all night with him forever if it meant no daycare. Wow, what a learning curve. I thought I was done when I finished grad school. They don't give out a diploma for motherhood but they should. So for now he is sleeping in his crib and my room seems so big without his bassinet, I finally packed it up yesterday. He does still snuggle with mommy in the mornings :) and my new favorite thing is when he wakes up for the second time (around 7:30) I go in and tell him good morning and he looks up at me and smiles. Be still my heart, can life get any better than that?

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, I can only imagine how hard of a time I am going to have with all of this! It sounds like you are an amazing mother!! I love the little dear :)