Thursday, May 29, 2014

Let Sleeping Babes Lie

 Sleeping Jonathan...this has taken work, but it has paid off as he is doing really well sleeping at night now.  The colicky stage seems to have passed.  He can either go to sleep if you lie him down in his bed or in your arms and he's rocked to sleep. Sometimes he'll wake up only once at night to eat, but technically speaking, that is so great for such a young babe. 
 I use the babywise technique of a 2.5-3 hour schedule, starting
at roughly the same time each day, and having the cycle of
eating/awake time/sleeping in that order.

It seems to have paid off because at exactly 8 weeks
he slept through the night!
I feel like a new woman with that stretch of sleep!

 Grandma has helped by taking the two big boys for me sometimes,
even for overnight for a few days when Nathan was traveling,
because if Jonathan would finally sleep for me then Jack would wake up, or even 
James, and I was feeling like a zombie trying to be awake,
let alone doing anything fun or educational.
Grandma always makes sure they have "liveary"(library) books
and a special treat.  Here they made nests right before Easter.
It has been a real blessing having these grandparents close so that they can help so
I can focus on my baby while he's a baby.

 Jack likes to pretend that HE is a baby sometimes :)

 He's so cute when he sleeps

 I still have a restricted diet of no dairy, chocolate,
or some greens like broccoli and asperagus, 
but it is so worth it
to have a baby that is sleeping

James likes to try to make him smile
and is always watching out for his younger brothers

When he sleeps well, he looks like this,
all smiles and coos and I just love 
kissin' on those cheeks!