Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jim knows what's up.

I've discovered a way to get Jim to sleep more or less through a whole night, with minimum intervention on my part. This new method generally results in a back-ache in the morning, unfortunately, since I'm unable to move at all throughout the night, but it still beats getting up every forty-five minutes to nurse the kid back to sleep again. The back pain is slightly mitigated by the fact that he is pretty warm and cuddly, which is kind of nice.

Noah likes to take creepy sleeping pictures when he gets home from work in the mornings.

I'm actually not sure if he sleeps all night when we co-sleep or if he wakes up to nurse and I just don't realize it. I suspect the latter, although it's kind of creepy to think about him waking up and eating and me not even noticing. Midnight boob rape, I guess you could call it. (that ought to get me some creepy Google hits...)

I'm slightly nervous that this will make it harder to get him to sleep all night in his crib, since he now knows the joys of being warm and comfy in bed all night, but sleeping significant lengths of time in the crib wasn't really happening anyway, so I doubt it'll make much difference. Anyway, he still spends the first stretch of each night in his crib (anywhere from 2-6 hours, usually closer to 2) before moving into bed. Ideally he'll just make that first stretch longer and longer until he never needs to move into bed. Likely? No. But it would be ideal.


Rosa said...

I always put them to sleep in their bed and then after the first feed it was easier to co sleep. It'll work out. It's worth the extra sleep!

Leah said...

That's exactly what we're doing right now, Rose. Into the crib for the first part of the night, and then into bed with me whenever he wakes up hungry. It's easily an extra 2-3 hours of sleep each night, so definitely worth it.

Rosa said...

Just read that children who cosleep are more mentally and emotionally stable so enjoy! Pillow on the side of the bed though, please. (on the other hand you know Noah so I'm not sure how reliable the article was!)