Monday, April 28, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened...

A funny thing happened on his (Luke's) way to sleep...he actually fell asleep! A couple of weeks ago, we started the "tough love" for naptime & bedtime. The poor little guy had to lie in his bed and go to sleep on his own! We did sympathize with him some and went ahead and continued swaddling him at first. He adjusted very quickly (sleeping through the night by the 3rd night-overachiever-maybe-or just waiting for mom and dad to figure out that he was capable-probably!) We no longer swaddle and he still does very well with going down for his naps and bedtime, but every once in awhile (like this afternoon) he still likes to let us know about it. He'll lie in his crib just letting loose some of the most heart wrenching cries he can come up with (of course he doesn't realize it yet, but mom is one pretty tough/stubborn lady who won't cave-27 years vs 8 months-I think I can take him-most of the time anyways). He's tough and can keep up a cry for a good 20 minutes or so, but I just let him cry-mean mom-maybe-but I feel that as long as I know he's okay (no horrible monsters, he's not starving, & he's not trying to get out-yet) then listening to him cry is not so bad if it's making him more independent (how soon before he can get a job!) :0)

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