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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet Dreams

You're a pretty good sleeper, in that once you get tired and have had your last bottle for the day, we can lay you in your crib wide awake or slightly drowsy and you will gently fall asleep on your own. You've been able to do this since before you were moved into your own room at 12 weeks. It's a gift and I know how lucky we are to have it.

I'm not sure why you aren't yet sleeping through the night, but I'm not too worried about it. We get close and then could the fact that I up and take you out of town and out of your comfortable crib and familiar home and thrust you into a new environment have anything to do with it? It's during these trips that you revert back to waking up every two to three hours. You don't always need to eat when you wake up, but you definitely stir and need comforting. Or, could it be that you aren't eating enough during the day and it's time to start solid foods? Ugh! See yesterday's post Got Milk? Whatever the case, I know that you'll do it on your time and that works for me.

Every night, without fail I have peeked in on you at least once. Sometimes, I want to make sure you are still breathing. Sometimes, I want to cover you up so you don't get cold. Sometimes, most times, I just want one last look at you before I turn in myself. Your room is quiet, dark and smells like you and the sound and sight of you sleeping warms my heart every single time.

I hope you are having sweet dreams of your mommy and daddy's smiling faces, warm sunny days and a world of endless possibilities.

The best is yet to be.

2 Comments:

Blogger Leah said...

I swear after every trip with you and Lucas ends, I wake up in the middle of the night thinking I hear him crying! Haha! Funny, huh? Fortunately, it doesn't last too many nights. I do enjoy watching him sleep too. Its so sweet and peaceful.

November 11, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Sophie Eschenlohr said...

I've been told that the best for babies is milk till the age of 6 months or more. As we have allergies in our families, I was told to start with apple puree, carrots and all the simple stuff. I was then allowed to start giving other veggies and "white" meats (chicken, veal) when they were about 8/9 months, beef, fish and egg yoke at 12 months and egg white at 18 months...
I'm sure that Lucas is having sweet dreams and that they all have Mommy and Daddy in them!!! ; ) I also loved watching the girls sleep and still do!
xoxox

November 12, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

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