Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Baby Whisperer

I was just looking and I have three books on how to get your baby to sleep. I'm a little obsessed with sleep, if you ask my husband. My most recent read is The Baby Whisperer.

One of the things the book says is to start your nightly routine as soon as the baby starts yawning. Tonight, Ben started yawning at 6 p.m. Wow, that's early. When I go back to work, I'll just be coming home meaning I won't get to see him much which makes me really sad. So sad, I cried. Ben started yawning and by the third, the bath was ready and daddy got him all clean. Then I turned on the lullabies and nursed him. He went right to sleep. So I checked on him 10 mins later, he was wide awake but calm. The book says leave them if they are crying and so I did. After 10 mins, I went back in and BINGO, he was asleep. Does this mean he fell asleep on his own? I'm unsure -- there was no jiggling involved or rocking but we swaddled him. Does that count on him falling asleep? Maybe this is a fluke.

Yes, I am sad my kid is asleep at 7 p.m. I won't see him that much and man, that sucks. I go back to work in 4 weeks and that means not much time with my child. Oy!


Alissa Maxwell said...

If you are into sleep these days, you have to get "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child." I'd loan you ours, but I can't bear to give it up. It even addresses that working parent guilt.

Piggy Penny said...

I remember those feelings so much! I need to invest in some sleep books myself though and now is the time to start good sleep habits. You are lucky, you have a pretty easy baby and I am happy for you! There is no point in saying enjoy each day b/c I know you already do!