Thursday, January 30, 2014


We are falling into our new routine over here and trying to figure out our new normal...just in time to move and have to get into a new routine again. I used to have Matthew on a schedule and loved it. It was pretty flexible and it was nice to know when he would be eating each day and napping, but then his naps and overnight sleeping became irregular with the 4 month sleep regression. Here we are, a month and a half later, and we're still trying to figure this whole thing out again!

He's up most times about two hours and needs a nap. He takes one long nap (2-3 hours), one short 45 minute nap, and if we're lucky one more short nap. He needs and should be at 3 naps per day, but fights the last nap with a vengeance, but is super tired and cranky if he doesn't sleep.

We still have him swaddled because he still startles in his sleep and wakes up crying. It would be so much easier to not swaddle him, but that's what he needs for now and that's ok. The only problem is that he's getting too long for his swaddles and they don't make the next size up!

After a lot of research and recommendation from a friend, I looked further into the Baby Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit and that's what we're going to try. I'm excited to have another alternative and really hoping this works out well for all of us since he was sleeping 8 hour stretches, but has been on a 5 hour stretch followed by a 6 our stretch and that leaves me exhausted.

Here's hoping for a better night's sleep soon!

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