Sunday, November 1, 2009
Lions & Tigers & Cousins - Oh My!
Right now Miles is asleep in his crib. He's lying on his side with his little, chubby hands clasped in front of him like he's praying. His new development this week is traveling around his crib. He flips and flops so much now during his sleep that whatever position we lie him down in inevitably the next time we check on him he's facing 180 degrees in the opposite direction! He also is now wanting to roll on his side or (much to my dismay the first night he did this) roll over onto his belly.
As new parents we get it drilled into our heads from everywhere that babies must sleep on their backs. The first night I discovered Miles rolled over onto his stomach I kept pushing him back onto his back and he just kept rolling over. I think we both had a sleepless night that night - me pushing him over and him rolling right back.
Seriously, he's such a doll when he's sleeping (ok, I think he's a doll 24/7). During a nap this week I peeked in on him and he was on his side, with his body going the length of the short side of the crib and his two little feet were poking out between the bars.
Another night Mike and I woke up to loud rumblings (the in-the-diaper variety) coming from the baby monitor. It was so loud that it woke Miles up and he started chattering away in his crib. Mike and I were giggling as he talked away.
Miles and I had another nocturnal adventure this week. After feeding him at 2:30 am he pooped in his diaper. I waited a few minutes before starting to change him but I didn't wait long enough (every minute in the middle of the night is precious time not to waste - we need our sleep!). As his diaper was off he continued to poop. I tried to fumble in the darkened nursery for another diaper and it kept coming and coming. Long, messy story short I went through 4 diapers before finally strapping a clean one on the little guy. I had to call in reinforcements (Mike and Ruby) for assistance because in the process his jammies, sleep sack and diaper changing pad also all got dirty. The moment Mike walked into the nursery Miles gave us one last, messy surprise and peed - hitting his newly washed-that-evening hair. So about 3:15 am Mike was scrubbing Miles' clothes in the sink and I was re-washing his hair. From the way Miles was acting you would think this is our normal nightly routine. He didn't even cry a peep and was just looking at us with those big blue eyes - probably thinking mom and dad are crazy. He's such a happy boy and just went with the flow.
Babies all over the country must get their schedules thrown off due to daylight savings time. Miles was ready for bed at 7:00 tonight - one hour earlier then usual. It will be interesting to see if 7:00 pm becomes his new bedtime. I wonder what times he'll be up to eat tonight... Goodnight!