Last night was Joshua’s first real challenging night. He is such a good baby. He has taken to a schedule and eats every 2.5-3 hours. When he is awake he is a smiley, content little boy. In the evenings he sits at the dinner table with Nathan and I in his infant high chair while we eat. No fusses…just watches us eat while we talk to him and each other about our day. When I put him down to bed at night he contently lays in his bassinet and drifts off to sleep by himself. The beginning of the night I’ll get a good 4 hours of solid sleep out of him before he wakes to eat (as for the rest of the night…well, we’re working on it.)
Yesterday, however, after one of those days it turned into an evening of crying. And when I say crying I don’t mean little wimpers. No, this was full out bright red-faced, tear falling wails. It started around 5:00 and lasted until around 8:00. Nothing Nathan and I tried seemed to soothe him. He wouldn’t even eat…just cried and cried. Nathan had to eat dinner without me because I sat with him in the dark, quiet bedroom with Joshua on my chest for an hour before he finally calmed down. He fell asleep around 9:00 and woke at 11:00 to eat. After that he was awake until 3:00. He at again at 2:30 and finally drifted to sleep afterwards at 3:00 to wake two hours later at 5:00. Ohh it was a rough night.
Today, back to his happy self. Joshua must have been just as worn out as I was from the night because he fell back to a sound sleep at 7:00 this morning (so I went back to bed, too) and we slept until 9:00am. See? He just looks exhausted from a long night!
Oh, he’s so precious!
The rest of the day has been dancing and talking and playing with another nap. Oh I’m so glad to have my happy baby back today 🙂