Our new beds came! Last night Acorn went to sleep in his new twin bed. Unfortunately, I fell behind on laundry and did not have a great diaper clean at bed time, so it didn't last. At 3:30 I finally decided to nurse him and felt that he was soaking wet and cold. Poor guy. He didn't complain too much. But then the sheet and pad were wet, so he had to come to bed with me. Maybe tonight will be his first full night in bed.
Acorn sleeps on his tummy. I know, I know...the AAP recommends putting babies under one year old to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sids. I had a really hard time with this early on. We could only get his to sleep on his back if he was propped in the crook of an arm pit. Well that was ok for naps, but didn't seem very safe for night sleeping. And if you put him on his back in bed he would curl up and scream like he was in horrible pain, which was only relieved hours later by a bowel movement of some sort. So we gave in to suggestions to put him on his tummy, and that's how he's slept ever since.
I think if they made baby-sized face cradles like I have on my massage table, he would prefer to sleep face down. When he falls asleep for a nap he tries to do this. After a little while his head pops up with a big gasp. This makes me so nervous. I know we were all put to sleep on our tummies, and we survived just fine. But some babies didn't, which is why the AAP has these new back-to-bed guidelines. I keep telling myself that he's such a strong baby, that would not happen to him. Survival of the fittest, and all that. But it's gut-wrenching to just think about the possibility that I'm wrong.
Finally got Acorn to nap after 5 hours of yawning, fussing, screaming. Belly hard as a rock. Tried all the tricks in the book, but sometimes getting worn out and sleeping it off is the only thing that will work. We went to the Crunchy Moms group this morning. He seemed to enjoy squirming around on the blanket in the park. Mike got his movement mirror hung yesterday so I got mine back. I'll have to post pictures later. Going to try to recharge a little bit before he wakes up again.
Watching the monitor while trying to put more things on the website. Mike is in the room with him, but he's trying to sleep. I try to get up there before he wakes Mike up when he wants to eat or wakes up and needs to be changed. I just fed him, but he keeps fussing. His tummy was very hard tonight. He usually works the gas out over night and feels better in the morning. He's also teething. We just ordered a bed for him, so soon he will be in his own room and this little fussing shouldn't wake us. Guess I better go up so he doesn't wake up his father. I'm hoping soon I can put some albums together on snapfish or shutterfly that I can password protect so I can share them with friends & family more securely.
Blogs I follow (Does it count as following if I have 50 unread posts sitting in my RSS feed?) when I have time:
A Montessori Home
Ali's Art Adventures
At Home with Montessori
Feeding the Soil
How We Montessori
Jordan Bagwill Eusebio
Our Best Bites
Simply Natural Mom
Three Chord Me
Under the Sycamore