BUT- we had a small victory last night. A month ago when I wasn't getting much sleep we decided that co-sleeping would be the way to go. That worked great while I was home every day with no real schedule to speak of but for the past week of being on a schedule that I had to keep I was jumping to feed BB during the night every time he stirred so he wouldn't wake up fully- basically sleep nursing the lil bug in hopes of minimizing any awake time so I could sleep more and be rested for work.
The problem with this? He was just stirring. And about every hour or so at that. So I went from being up once a night to being up about five times unnecessarily.
I was getting a little nuts during the day. My thoughts were plagued with worst case scenario ideas like losing my job or being left by Todd or screaming and scaring my infant. Would these things happen? Probably not but my tired mind thinks some crazy thoughts.
So we tried putting his majesty in his royal crib for the first time to sleep. He usually falls asleep in my arms before I think to put him to bed so putting him down in an unfamiliar place isn't an issue. He's already passed the arm drop test. I set up the monitor (which picks up the sound of a cat hair falling on the floor, btw) and we went at it.
And guess what?! I woke up more times than he did because of my nerves!! He woke up once around 5 to snack then back to sleep until 7:45.
I'm sure I'm silly to think the worst is over but this was an encouraging step.
It sure was tough to do it. TBone gave me the pouty lower lip. I gave it right back to him. Mile stones are bitter sweet. Sweet because nothing is better than seeing your kid learn something new but bitter because he's working his way to being self-sufficient and not needing his mommy and moving in with some tramp I hate.
Except for that last part with any luck...my blog to God's ears.
Hmmm- so I'm trying to keep with this unsolicited advice theme- so here it is: use a sleeping solution that works for you and your family- whatever that is. Take ALL SIDS recommendations into account. Heavy drinking or drug usage your thing? Co-sleeping probably isn't for you (nor should parenting but- whatevs.)
Taking Maksi to his fourth state today. I heart NY.
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