Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Rough Patch with Sleep
I'm currently enjoying an Amy's vegetable pizza topped with some daiya and vegan parm. Simple lunch is where it's at.
Sage is currently taking a nap. I'm trying the one arm out of the swaddle. Last night was rough. Baby boy was up every two hours. I'm not sure what the deal is. I didn't feed him at his 1 o'clock wake up and fortunately got him back to sleep until 3 o'clock. I never know what to expect anymore with nighttime sleeping. We really want to transfer him to the crib (he's in the rock n' play in our room right now) but it's proving a bit difficult. He was sleeping better at three months old than he has been at four months.
We haven't done any sort of sleep training and I'm starting to think maybe we should. I know it's not for everyone and from what I've heard from other mamas it sounds quite challenging, but I want Sage to learn to self soothe. He needs to learn for his benefit and mine.
(Update added 12/4/14 - I put Sage to sleep swaddled in his crib at 8:30pm. He woke up at 9:30pm and 10:30pm but did not eat. At 10:30pm I switched him to the rock n' play, but in his bedroom with the white noise playing on the iPad and he slept until 5am!!! We shall see what tonight brings...)
Mamas: Any advice? Have you done sleep training?
Even after being up so much last night, the little man woke up so happy! Makes me smile and laugh even in my sleep-deprived state...love love love...
In other news, our treadmill is being delivered tomorrow!!! I can't wait. It says it takes an hour and a half to setup, so hopefully that doesn't actually mean like 4 hours for someone who is bad at building things.
I want to start wrapping Christmas presents. I stopped at the Dollar Store and wow did they have wrapping galore. That is so the place to go! This weekend we are decorating gingerbread houses with family. Such a fun tradition that I definitely want to pass onto Sage.
Ok, Sage has been sleeping for 30 minutes with one arm out of the swaddle. I consider that I big success. Woohoo!
Sage and I had to run an errand to my husband's school this morning and of course he fell sound asleep in the car. I took advantage and went through the drive-thru at Starbucks. Grande soy steamer with a pump of peppermint. It just screams holiday spirit. However, I'll be needing something much more caffeinated when I'm back at work...all in good time.
Any sleep advice you have for a 4 month old, please share!
How's your week going?