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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sleepy time....

This will be short. I am attempting to let Eli sleep without being swaddled. I'm just curious if he might be one of those who can sleep without it. Luke was not! He was swaddled until he was about 5 months old. Eli does okay swaddled but I've often thought that he might actually sleep without it too. I've always been jealous of those parents whose babies seem to actually enjoy just laying flat on their backs asleep! So, it's been 15 minutes and considering Luke would scream immediately if laid down un-swaddled, I count this as a huge accomplishment. And I actually laid him down not quite asleep yet and he has drifted off to sleep with only a little peep, that was caused when his paci fell out of his mouth (yes, he is a major paci baby!). In all honestly Eli sleeps best when being held! And although I do hold him A LOT, it's impossible to do all the time with a toddler! At night he sleeps on me a lot mainly because I fall asleep with him sometime during burping!

My question for you: How did your babies sleep in the early weeks? I'm just curious...

Ok, and since I started this about an hour ago (many Luke interruptions and lunch) I will give you an update. Eli slept for 30 minutes then the Hubs got him back to sleep and he is sleeping now. It's almost eating time for him so he'll more than likely be up soon because of hunger but I feel like he did great considering this is our first attempt!

My sweet boy will be 5 weeks old tomorrow! And my other sweet boy will be 28 months old on Sunday! Wow!

Time to go....



3 comments:

The Sanchez Family said...

Ashlyn always slept on her tummy, she hated being swaddled and wouldn't sleep well on her back, she'd wake herself up. But she always slept on her tummy with no problems. She slept on my chest alot as an infant, a tough baby to put to sleep for sure. I'm glad you and the boys are doing well!

DonnaK said...

Hey girl!
Both of my little tooty-fruities slept in the bed with me. We started out with me basically holding them through the night and I would doze in the recliner. But as soon as we were able (probably at 6 weeks of age) we were in the bed. It worked really well for us! I could nurse them while I was sleeping! Avery was out of our bed by 7 months. Raegan (took a little longer) has just started sleeping in her room (18 months), but it wasn't that hard to make the change. She still wakes up, but I can get her back to sleep in her room!!
I have always heard people say things about it being dangerous to sleep with an infant, but I was always VERY aware of my babies in the bed with me! It definitely worked for us! If I hadn't started doing that, I don't know how I would have slept!!

Maryjane said...

Hi Crystal! My older child, Isabel, slept however, WHENEVER!! Boy, was I in for a wild ride when I had Avery. He screamed and cried and we swaddled him for 6 months ! We had to go out and buy big pieces of fabric because he grew out of the regular receiving blankets, yet still needed to be swaddled. *yawn* I still get tired thinking about all the sleep I lost that first year. Yes, a YEAR!
I pray things get easier for you. I can feel and sense and relive that frustration and sheer exhaustion right along with you. I missed a lot of church back in those days. What's the point, when I would just get paged to go and get him. My sensitive boy...
I think they grow up to be amazing men though, right? A girl can dream...