Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happier Days

Well, the house still stinks on occasion but I am feeling less grumpy! We put Graham in his bed all night for the first time last night. He woke up 2 times to eat instead of waking up 5 times. I am still sleepy from interrupted sleep but being woken up twice rather than 5 times is awesome! We'll see how tonight goes but it does make me wonder if he was waking up more because he was in our bed.

This morning he took his first nap at 8:15 and woke up at 9. I thought I would see if he would go back to sleep a little longer so I took a shower. By the time I was out of the shower 10 minutes later, he was asleep and slept for one more hour!!! Hopefully some of these 40-45 minute naps will be making their way into the past!

Our ritual is to watch the clock for his sleep times. We don't keep him up for more than 2 hours at a time and start soothing him for a sleep when he starts showing signs of drowsiness. Then we rock in the rocking chair and I sing to him until he relaxes. Sometimes he falls asleep but most of the time he doesn't. Then I lay him down in the bed and he fusses for a few minutes and then falls asleep. As far as sleep training goes, he has been the easiest!

I know I slept better last night because I could spread out in the bed and didn't have to worry about waking Graham up. Sometimes he would wake me up because his long hair would stick up and tickle my nose. It was nice to feel a little more connected to Jon too. He didn't feel so far away from me in the bed.

Now all we need to do is wait for Graham to start sleeping in bigger chunks at night and get rid of the pee odor! All in due time I suppose.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I am so glad Graham's sleep is getting better! And you are better too!