I just had to document that our very easy going baby girl has been having a very rough 8th week of life. All of a sudden she is having quite the time falling asleep for naps, especially. It's like if I miss her tiny little ready for sleep but not yet overtired window, it's all over for the rest of the day. One short nap because she is overtired and won't fall asleep without some serious effort on our part (or won't stay asleep), means a whole afternoon and evening of short little naps and a very tough bedtime.
We have tried every tactic we know to try. And not just for short period of time. Like we've really given all of these things a fair shot:
-Swaddling with one arm out
-Pacie (sometimes she wants it, sometimes she literally gags on it)
-On tummy (big no like)
-Crying it out for up to 20 minutes
-Lots and lots and lots of prayer
After 10 hours of trying to get her to take a decent nap (no dice) which turned into trying to get her to go to bed (From 1pm to 11pm we were basically taking turns trying to put a baby to sleep), our successful tactic of the night was driving around the neighborhood. I know that we should have gone to bed when she was finally brought in to sleep in her car seat next to the bed at midnight, but I wanted to make sure we made it past the 45 minute mark before I fell asleep, just in case she woke up. We made it. And Quinn took a shower in the bathroom in our room, so I think she's out for real. Now she is probably going to wake up to eat soon, but hopefully she will go right back to sleep after that. So I better go to bed now.
Like I said, just wanted to document.
And I might as well add this picture, which helps redeem the hard times.
And this picture of the two kiddos hanging out in their respective Pea Pods. They better get used to these things (Abram already loves his anyway).
Oh, and a little photo documentation of what it's like when Daddy comes home from work. Now, you must imagine a very, very ecstatic "Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" being yelled in all of these pictures.
At least Abram had a pretty good week :)