Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The No-Sleep Cry Solution

Elizabeth Pantley's got nothin' on me! First, make sure it's really hot in the house, especially in the baby's room. Next, get really cocky because you put your baby down "drowsy but awake" and he successfully fell asleep on his own. Then, wait for the fun to begin! Joshua's never been an easy sleeper by any means, but at least lately he's only been getting up one or two times per night. Tonight we've been up and down several times since 7:00 p.m. when I put him to bed the first time.

The main problem is that he relies on his bag sleeper for comfort. Otherwise, he kicks his legs nonstop and can't settle himself down. Only tonight it was too hot for the bag and when I tried to help him sleep without it he just kept kicking and kicking and working himself up more and more. Finally, Jay brought the box fan in his room and cooled it off enough so that I could put him in the bag. It's working for now, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

I usually write my sermon on Thursday. I may be too fried tomorrow.


anna said...

I guess you could invent a thin, sheetlike baby bag.

The plus side to training to the bag instead of a binky or you is that at least he can actually take a sleeping bag to college, unlike the others.

St.Phransus said...

AHHH YEAH!!! Parenthood sure does make sermon prep, essays for classes and overall sanity fly out the window :)

i bet the fan will work wonders- the cool air and the wonderful hum is like magic.