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Yesterday. Yesterday was a Wednesday, which is a long, tiring day for me these days. But! I got so much done. I worked at my job. I took care of our baby. I cooked us a pretty great dinner with pattypan squash, and mushrooms and quorn (fake chicken), and a rough pasta sauce from delicious ripe tomatoes. And baba ghannouj.

Today I am grateful that we have options with child care. We are going to continue our fabulous nannying situation until the end of the year, and then we will switch over to the Montessori day care that we found. The day care called today to say we could put Niko in as early as November 1st, but we all feel like this is going well as is so we are sticking with the plan. But it is wonderful to have options, all good.

Also, it is just gorgeous fall weather here. Really lovely. I'm enjoying the sunshine as much as I can while it's like this.


Not part of gratitude: sadly, the baby is having issues with going to sleep, these days. He was so good at it for so long! But now he is having a hard time falling asleep to nap in the afternoon, even when he is clearly So Tired. And he is also having a hard time falling asleep for the night... resulting in several nights this week with a final bedtime for him of something like 11:30. Not Optimal. Maybe the doctor will have some suggestions when we go see him for the checkup tomorrow.

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Date: 2013-10-11 03:31 am (UTC)
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I would guess this means his room may be a little cooler than he's comfortable with, given the weather change. Try putting him in fleece or turning up the heat a little and see if it helps. You could also get a little room temperature thingamabob that also keeps track of 24-hour highs and lows to get a better idea of if he's getting too cold at night.

Other suggestions: keep his room darker, help him bond with a security blanket/cuddly pal (he's able to roll back and forth easily now, yes?), make sure he's full of fluids before he tries to go to sleep, etc. Could also just be one of those stages babies go through before they learn to self-comfort themselves to sleep.

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Date: 2013-10-11 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Huh. He's still sleeping in our room at the moment and we haven't changed lighting/temp all that much. I realize the weather has changed but I didn't think it had changed the temp inside much for us yet.

We are in the process of weaning him off of swaddling. I imagine that is not helping. least last night, he just didn't want to go to sleep - but wasn't crying and crying! :-/

He occasionally rolls from being on his tummy to being on his back, but hasn't rolled the other way yet. I think he has gotten distracted by standing up and that is currently taking all of his skill-learning juice. :-)

Thanks for the ideas! I will keep them in mind when we struggle with sleep... which I imagine will happen again tonight.

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Date: 2013-10-12 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have you tried a sleep sheep? It's like a cuddly sound machine for babies. We had to get one for MaraTess to use at night when she wouldn't sleep. 15 min of listening to simulated heart beat or whales and she was out.

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Date: 2013-10-12 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Let me take this opportunity to say congratulations - first I've been on LJ in a long time.


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