Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sleep + sleep = happy baby

Here are some photos that didn't make the cut for previous posts

In the very rare occurences that Matthew has slept well (relatively speaking) through the night, we have seen a different kid the next day. The night before last was one of those nights and yesterday he was much happier (no crying during diaper changes, no crying when put down for naps, no crying when waking up from naps, no crying in the car seat, etc).
Unfortunately, last night we were back to a not-so-sleepful night. Typically he goes to bed around 7:30, starts stirring around 11:00 something, wakes up anywhere from 1:00-3:00 and stays awake for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, then keeps waking the rest of the night. During his awake time at night, we have tried both helping him get back to sleep and letting him do it on his own but, no matter what, he is awake for a long period of time. We have tried cutting back on naps and encouraging longer naps (the sleep begets sleep idea). On one hand it's easy to think he'll just work it out in his own timing, but when I get the chance to see him fully rested --and how much happier he seems--I can't help but want to fix the problem.

Our Thanks-for-the-Day
Last night we attended our first official dinner party, and Matthew was SUPER! He was a dream baby...eating some real green beans, being nice to the dogs, and even playing on the floor while we finished our meal. It was a good practice run for the holidays!


Yvonne Crawford said...

I love that top picture with his mouth opened wide. He looks so happy!!! Well I love all of the pics, he's such a cute kid.

Sleep is hard, hard stuff. And just when you get it figured out, a tooth comes in or they get a cold and it throws everything off.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Ann said...

He sure is a cutie!! I love all those pictures. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!