Monday, May 16, 2011
yummy nummy, happy mummy
all was well until 11:00 p.m., when i awoke to him crying. as this is one of the usual times he's been waking to eat again, we thought that maybe he had woken out of habit and decided to see if perhaps he would just fall back to sleep. after about fifteen minutes, he lost all patience with my absence from his room and began screaming very angrily at the top of his lungs. finally, knowing we would only progress into hysteria, i went into his room and scooped him up. calming him down, i sought to 'reset' his mood and then i placed him back in his crib after my five-point-inspection (diaper, gas, fever, teeth, hunger). once back in the crib he began crying again, but was less infuriated. i headed back to bed, determined to break the cycle. after a while his crying quieted and we both must have dozed off to sleep, because at 2:00 a.m. i woke with great confusion. tiptoeing to check on him, i found my wee wren snoozing soundly. with a shrug, i made my way sleepily back to bed and was not roused until 6:00 a.m. when c woke for a morning meal and promptly fell back asleep until 8:30 a.m.
i think that the introduction of solid foods may just have been the help we needed in getting our baby boy back to sweet all night sleeping. thank goodness for that!