12.09.2008

It only took 3 1/2 months, but...

Declan slept in his crib last night for the first time. No more car seat sleepin' for our little guy.

Before snug as a bug in his car seat:


First time crib sleeping (woot):


It's been a process to get him comfortable with the crib. He's napped about a week in the crib (but wouldn't sleep in it at night). We tried different things...the wedge (he hated that)...no swaddle, swaddle, blanket, no blanket, etc, etc. You'll notice in both pics, Declan is a 1 arm swaddling type of guy. He is also attached to a comfort blanket a friend sewed for him. We caught it completely covering his face twice so it now has 3 hair ties so it's like a tube blanket. Sort of weird looking, but he loves it.

So, now that he's sleeping in the crib, our next mission is to sleep all night!! For my memory sake, he is now going down around 9:30pm or 10-ish and sleeps until 3am-ish and then is back up 6-7am. I keep hearing about those babies that go down at 9pm and get up at 9am. I can dream, right?? ;)

6 comments:

Jess said...

Way to go on the crib sleeping! :)

Ava slept through after the first week we had her home (which would have made her about 2-3 weeks old since we had a NICU stay) but Ethan was a reall fighter sleep-wise.

HOWEVER, he does now sleep through from 9-9 and Ava from 8-9, so it can happen! Ethan started around 11 months, but if we'd been more determined, I think he would have started earlier. We got a crib vibrator and it works wonders, even if it DOES eat batteries! :)

Tracey said...

Good job.....I'll be asking your advice over the coming months.!!! God Bless!

Karen said...

you want him to sleep through the night? Two words: miracle blanket.

:)

Doripink said...

he looks sooo cute in his crib!
I am with you....8 hours sleep would make mommy a VERY happy mommy!

Sara said...

Just for the record, he already IS sleeping through the night! Anytime a baby that age sleeps 5 hours in a row without waking up...that is considered "sleeping through the night". :) So way to go mama!

It sounds like he's already doing really good...but if you want some reading material about babies and sleep, check out Nighttime Parenting by Dr. Sears, or The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley.

Love you!
xxoo
sara

Rebekah Wilson said...

I wish my 18 month old would sleep for 12 hours......She, for some reason, can function on very little sleep...I cannot.
YAY FOR CRIB SLEEPING!! He does look very comfortable!