Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Baby Smiles

Joey is smiling! They call this the "social smile," as opposed to the involuntary sleep smiles that babies do since birth. He has actually smiled in response to me talking and smiling at him. It is the cutest thing! Every time he does it, it makes all the sleeplessness, breastfeeding battles, and everything else totally 100% worth it.

On to next topic: sleeplessness. I feel like I'm never going to sleep at night again. Joey is sleeping less at night now than he was at 2 weeks. I don't know what is going on or what to do about it. He just does not want to sleep in his bassinet at night. I think he gets lonely, and just wants to be held. I can't hold him all night... doesn't he know that??? Well, I could, but I've always been against babies in the bed and I can't revert to that now. I think I might start putting him to sleep on his (gasp) side instead of his back. ssshhh... don't tell the SIDS police! I wish I could put him on his tummy but I'm too afraid to. Maybe when he is a little older, taking less nose dives into the mattress.

It is just so hard to remind myself that this too shall pass. I know when he gets older and bigger he will be more regular and sleep on somewhat of a schedule, but it is hard to remind myself of that at 3:00 in the morning when he is wide awake staring at me for some night-time entertainment. What is he doing right now, you might be asking???? sleeping. obviously.

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