Sleep, baby sleep

As I said before, I’m going to be writing about various topics and ideas that will hopefully help out those of you reading these. With that being said, this is not going to be one of those! Until I plan out and start writing a helpful post (soon), I’m going to give you all a sneak peak into my life. Unless you don’t care which you may not since this is literally my second day as a blogger and you don’t even know me! But for the sake of my hopes and dreams, please just¬†go along with it. ūüôā

It’s almost 10:30 at night, my hubs and three month old are sleeping peacefully and what am I doing? Certainly not going to sleep or putting away the clean laundry that’s been collecting in my bedroom for a week the past couple of days. Did I mention that I’m lazy? I’m the first to admit it. By the way… admitting you have a problem is the first step so¬†I have that much going for me. ūüėȬ†

Anyway.. my son just turned three months old two days ago. He had a pretty rough start to life, which I may get to writing about in the future, so the past three months have flown by pretty quickly. He just recently started being a great¬†nighttime sleeper. It’s pretty exciting since just a few short weeks ago I couldn’t get him to stop screaming for hours at night. I would be lucky if he tired himself out from screaming by two in the morning. Mind you, I would often try the whole sleep thing around 9:00.¬†The funny thing that I have learned about being a mom is that you learn what your children like. For me, I learned that Isaac likes to be nursed before bed and then put in his pack n play where he falls asleep on his own. On his own being the key words. For weeks I would try to comfort him or snuggle him or swaddle¬†him¬†and soothe him with a binky. It took a lot longer than I wished it had to realize that Isaac just doesn’t like these things at night. He would be crying like a normal baby¬†but as soon as I tried giving him a binky to soothe him or swaddle him up¬†he would immediately scream to the top of his lungs like¬†they were poison. The poor baby thought his momma was trying to poison him! Now that I know what he likes and doesn’t¬†like for bedtime, my night goes much smoother¬†thank goodness. At the same time that I figured out how to put him to sleep is when Isaac decided to sleep five hour stretches at night.¬†Maybe the two things are related, who knows? He is such a good baby all the time- and having worked at a daycare in the infant room for over four years, I know cranky babies! I don’t know how I got so lucky to be honest but I thank God for my handsome little boy everyday.

What have you found that has or hasn’t worked well for putting your babies/children to sleep?

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Hi! My name is Deidra and I'm here to help make your life easier. :) I live in a tiny town with my husband, baby, and Golden Retriever. It doesn't get much better than this!

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