Monday, August 16, 2010
We have been so consumed with travel and non-normalcy lately that I haven't taken the time to write an update about how Sam has been doing. For the past few weeks he has been an extremely good baby. He has been going to sleep at 7:00 pm, getting up to eat once or twice in the middle of the night (usually twice), waking up at 7:00 am, and taking somewhat predictable naps during the day. Thanks to the sleep training we did, he can do all of his sleeping in his own bed, and with very little soothing or crying. I do usually put him in my magic sling for his evening catnap that he takes around 4:00 just because it's a good chance to be close to my little guy.
His gas issues have almost totally disappeared and our little Sammy is a completely different baby than he was three or four weeks ago. He is super smiley and happy and he now has long stretches of quiet, happy time during the day. What a difference a few weeks can make! Those first seven weeks were TOUGH. We are extremely thankful for the progress he has made and for the peace that fills our home. Honestly, I think the fact that we make his sleep such a huge priority has been the biggest help. Sleep is so very important for babies and I think that fact gets overlooked a lot. We get some funny looks when we tell people how early we put our boys to bed, but it works. Sleep begets sleep, as our magic sleep book says, and a rested baby is a happy baby.
My first day back at work was ok. I felt overwhelmed and sad, but it went fine overall. It's going to take a while to get back into a work groove. I miss my boys so much when I'm away from them!
Ok, I know I have to change the header on this blog to include our precious new baby and I will get to it.