Thursday, April 10, 2008
This Book Works
My neighbor friend recommended this book to me, probably after seeing me looking haggard in my bathrobe one too many times. It's having a newborn. Whenever she called, she said, "Oh I'm sorry did I wake you up?"
I wish I had been sleeping! No, my voice just sounds like it's 4 a.m. all the time. My profile photo? That was sleepwalking.
Anyway that was 2 weeks ago. Fast forward to this week. Now when she calls my voice is happy and strong, chipper even. I get dressed and I don't feel like I'm sleepwalking all day. Why? It's from following the suggestions of this book. We have been "training" Cannon to have somewhat of a schedule--one that includes sleeping more at night. Here it is. He eats at 10pm, 1am, 4am, 7am, 10am. etc. this isn't because we are religious clock worshippers. It's just worked out that way! And how great it is to have some order to replace the chaos, an extra few hours of sleep when before there wasn't any. And it gets better, in a few weeks he'll drop one of those nightime feedings, and by 8-12 weeks he should be sleeping through the night?!
How can I keep from singing...
Here's the meat and bones of it all: Feed baby every 2 1/2-3 hrs during the day then keep him awake for awhile of playtime, then let him fall asleep. That's it: FEEDING, WAKE-TIME, NAPTIME. Except for at night you just put him right back to bed after feeding. Babywise parents = blissful happy home.