sleep cycle

Sebastian is in full rebellion mode after I spent Thursday and Friday night away from him. I guess it could be separation anxiety after I was away the longest I ever have been. Funny thing is every one talks about what a good baby he is when he’s not with me, so I feel like I must be doing something wrong. He’s been refusing naps, even the tried and true stroller nap. He just finally went down in his infant seat set up on a table looking out at the city. His favorite view. I don’t know what i’m going to do when he does fit in that thing anymore. Which is soon. He’s too tall for us to use it in the car already, so we only keep it around because sometimes it is the only place he will nap. I know the crib is the best place for sleeping and he sleeps there fine at night, but I sometimes he just does NOT go in it for naps and I just can’t fight that battle. Ya know?

The last few nights he’s woken up more times at night than usual. He’d fall asleep in my arms and then the minute I tried to put him back in the crib he would wail and wake up and we’d start the whole process over again. Finally Jason came in one night, and gave him another bottle and he actually went back down. Both of us were exhausted. Seriously, is it me? Is there anything I can do to help him sleep through the night. Goodness he is almost a year old. I know he can do it. I just hope now that we’ll be home for a few weekends he’ll settle back into a routine. 

I got none of the stuff I wanted to do around the house done yesterday since we stayed in the suburbs longer than planned. Now I’m torn between running errands and trying to do something fun with the baby in between naps. It’s hard when that window is only so long. Do I spend the time shopping and lovingly preparing homemade baby food, or going to a neighborhood pool and letting him eat food from a pouch? I guess maybe there will be enough time to do both. I just have to time it right.  

In the world of small victories I did sneak in a quick shower before Jason left today. The baby was screaming outside the door the whole time, but at least I am clean. 

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2 thoughts on “sleep cycle

  1. I get that comment alot to, and you know what I have decided it is becasue I am such an awesome fun Mum, who would wanna spend more time away from me?!
    On the sleep side of things, Bean was a bit of a pest like that so on the end we did the gradual retreat thing (sleep lady…Kim something I think) and it worked a charm, first at naptime and then all night, we did it earlier with Bites and she is an AMAZING (touch wood) sleeper.

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