Friday, December 5, 2008

Prince Needy Pants

Sleepy needy baby
Originally uploaded by Shanlee
Since Benjamin has started teething, he's been a bit of a snuggler. If I don't get him down for his nap in time, he expects to fall asleep on my shoulder or be held like a baby (yes, I know he's a baby). He still is pretty attached to his pacifier as well. On Tuesday night, Wednesday morning -- he slept 10 hours! I woke up at 3 a.m. and ran in to see if he was ok. He was and sound asleep. At 5 a.m. he woke up ate a little bit and took the rest of his sleep cycle sleeping on his belly between his dad and I. I knew better than to think this was going to be a regular occurrence as last night he woke up at 12:30 a.m. and then 2:30 a.m. and then wouldn't go back to sleep until I caved at 4:30 a.m. and brought him into bed with us. Working on 4 hours of sleep was rough but since I was really busy, the day went fast and was pretty painless. Some have suggested just feeding him rice cereal at night and just give him veggies in the morning.

I just want to say, his clinginess is quite cute and I know this stage won't last so I don't really mind sitting on the couch at 2:45 a.m. holding my baby in my arms. I tried to convince Brian of this but he kept snoring.


Alicia said...

I agree with you that, while the sleepless nights are rough, they are such precious moments with our little ones. Some of my sweetest memories are of those quiet moments in the middle of the night, sitting up with my baby. At that moment, it seems like just the two of you exist. :)

Little Things said...

The clinginess may just last through years and years and years, and you may eventually want to run down the street screaming just so he'll be too embarassed to be seen with you, if only for a few hours...

Not that I've considered (or actually done) that myself. At least not more than 4 times a week. Most weeks.