So we’ve been trying to get Sam into a routine lately. The one part of the routine that he doesn’t seem to agree with is the whole going to bed thing. We aim for 8:00-ish and prep him usually with a bath and then some reading in dim light.
Also, update: I must confess that we have been having success with the “dream feed” recently, although it was a battle for the first 2 months.
Here’s a timeline of what usually happens:
8:00 – we try to calm him and put him to bed
8:05 – he looks at us and smiles, as if you say “you wish”
8:10 – he seems fairly calm so we put him to bed and walk away, hoping he will fall asleep.
8:15 – silence! OMG he is asleep!
8:45 – light fussing and crying… “was that a cat?” louder crying… “nope, that was Sam”
9:00 – Sam is fully awake and will not respond to rocking and shushing in an attempt to get him back to sleep.
See everything above? Repeat that 2 more times. That is how it’s been going with that.
My thought is that he really just wants to hang out with us. Generally, when he’s crying, if we just get him and bring him out with us, he’s all good and even smiley. Now, of course the ultimate goal would be for the routine to work, but it’s hard to get frustrated with a smiling little baby who just wants to have a good time!
The good news is that once he is asleep for the night (around 11:00 or so) he has been sleeping well. An average night will have us up twice between midnight and 7:30-ish. In the beginning, we were up 5 times in that same time frame, so this is quite an improvement!
Last week Sam turned 3-months old!
See that hooded blanket? My aunt made it for Sam! We love it (as does Sam) and handmade things really are the best!
To celebrate, we got Sam a new playmat! Well, really we just happened to find it on clearance for half price at Target so we grabbed it.
He loves it! For about 20-30 minutes. Then he loses interest, but that’s the case with anything except mom at this age. He could stare at his mommy for hours. I get that. I do it too. :)
Next week, Katie and I will be heading to BlogHer 2014 and are bringing Sam with us! My parents are graciously coming along with us to watch Sam for a day so we can focus on the conference. The second day though, we are bringing that little charmer to the expo hall so he can make some friends!
I’m a little nervous about how he will sleep in the hotel, but it’s only 2 nights so it can only be so bad, right?