Success!!

Jack FINALLY had a normal sleeping night last night!! I tried something new with bedtime routine. I broke the swaddle out again-I had been using the sleep sack instead of the swaddle for the past week, because the swaddle hadn’t seemed to be helping (NOTHING had, though). So anyways, I swaddled him up, and I broke out the lullaby CD I used to use with Josie, cranked it up pretty loud, and put it on repeat (on “All the Pretty Little Horses”, just in case you were dying to know) :). And…drum roll please…..He slept from 8:00-11:45 for the first stretch!!! Then he got up, ate, and I was able to put him right back down in his crib after I burped him. Then he slept until about 3:30 or so!  This time it took a little longer to get him settled back in bed, but it was because he had a tummy ache after I fed him. As soon as he was able to burp/spit up, he settled down, and even let me rock him and cuddle him-something he hasn’t been doing at night at all. Then he slept until 6:15, when he was up for the day-which was fine with me, since he slept so good! 🙂 

The only trouble we had last night was that when I got him up BOTH times, he had completely leaked out of his diaper and I had to change him-diaper, clothes, and swaddle. The first time the diaper was hardly even wet-I think it had just gotten twisted or something.

I feel so much better this morning, since I was finally able to get some solid stretches of sleep. For me, I ca totally survive on just a few hours of sleep, as long as they are together and not broken. The getting up every hour thing kills me because I can never get any stretch of sleep. So verdict is, I am going to continue to play the music at night, and hopefully it will keep working :).


Exercise

Monday I took a meal to a family from our church who just had a baby. They live right near Kid’s Kingdom Park in Hendersonville, so after we dropped the meal off we headed over to the park. First we went jogging on the trail-this was the first time I had been jogging with BOTH kiddos in the stroller. I went two miles, only walking just a little-pushing both kids is definitely harder than just one! After jogging, I let Josie play on the playground for a bit.

After we left the park, we headed to Shshr’s to drop something off, and ended up taking another mile and a half walk with her and Nana, then eating dinner with them. All in all, a fun day. 🙂

So….

Just an update on Jack’s sleep situation-he doesn’t! He is going through some horrible sleep regression, and he does not sleep at night…like, he’s up every hour at least 1 out of 3 nights-and the other nights he’s up at least 3-4 times. He used to at least go to bed easily and sleep for one ling stretch at the beginning of the night…but not anymore. Nope, now he is fighting bed time, and last night he was up for the first time at 10:00. He has even started fighting naps during the day! I have literally exhausted every trick and routine I know, and nothing is working. Soon this will be a month of this horrible sleeping trend-I would think he has to get tired eventually!! Somethings gotta give soon…at least that’s what I’m telling myself :).

You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:1-4, 13


Today we went wedding dress shopping with Casey. Mom and Nana went, too. Josie had a BLAST!! She is such a girly girl -she danced around the store in front of the mirrors, and wanted to try on a dress, too-complete with a veil. 🙂 We play “wedding” almost every day, so she was in absolute heaven! Oh, and Casey did purchase a BEAUTIFUL dress :)…..but I can’t post the picture of that!