Thursday, April 7, 2011

The down and upside to new sleep routines

So our new napping and waking schedule is going extremely well. (knock.on.wood).  We have successfully transitioned Rory to 2 naps a day (with the odd third nap on bad teething days).  The upside to the new schedule is Rory doesn't get out of bed in the morning now until after 7am and his two day time naps have increased in length.  Cue the fireworks right?!  He still wakes throughout the night once or twice talking to himself, but we have stopped going to him to give him his soother and that has resulted in him learning how to either (a) find his soother himself and put it back into his mouth or better yet (b) fall asleep without it.  So far, it has been great.

If I am honest, the hardest part of all of this has actually been staying out of his room at night. You know... that little peak to make sure he's OK. I remember when Rory first started sleeping through the night at 3 months, I promptly came down with a very bad case of insomnia. Go figure eh. What was I doing up throughout the night when he was FINALLY sleeping so peacefully???   I was in his room over his bed... constantly checking on him to make sure he was breathing.  I did it for months and if I am really honest, I have just recently gotten over that fear and been able to even shut his door at night. Am I crazy?

So what's the downside... You never really know what they are up to in there. Especially now that Rory stands, crawls, climbs, rolls, downward dogs, and God knows what else while in his crib.

And then there comes a morning where we find him in a position like this, and it melts and breaks your heart all at the same time...

How long were you sleeping sitting up for, you poor little guy?

This Thursday... I might just win the bad mommy award.


  1. awwwwwww! he is so beautiful and peaceful! (not to mention flexible...) he is such a good sleeper. kim.....putting the "ma" in amazing!

  2. Bad mommy award?! Whaaaaat! No way girl, you are a terrific mommy! You've just got a very bendy kid! :-)