Saturday, May 15, 2010

Crib Notes

Grandma and Grandpa Bano came to visit this evening. Baby Bano fell asleep so, once they left, I took the opportunity to put her in her crib. (After being lightly scolded by G&G Bano for still letting her sleep in her bouncy.) (High school all over again. Except I didn't have a baby in high school.) (But you get my point.)

After I put her down, I went to bed. Mr. Clean decided to stay up because he's incapable of sleeping before 11 PM on weekdays and 12 AM on weekends, despite the fact that I KNOW he's incredibly tired. But he likes to wind down with some television and internet surfing, so it really is a win-win situation. I sleep, he relaxes. No complaints here. Except that I asked him to keep her in the crib. And he didn't.

Granted she did wake up about 15 minutes after I put her down. (She has a lot more freedom in the crib and I think it just kind of feels weird to her.) I figured he'd try to put her back down in the crib though. Nope. At whatever o'clock when he came to bed, he set her next to me on the the bouncy. Of course, I was basically still asleep so I just let it go. I mean, it's SLEEP, people! Moms, you know what I mean.

She woke up about 3 AM (I'd already woken up at 2:30 AM with profusely leaking boobs, having not pumped for several blissful hours OF SLEEP, so I was still awake from pumping anyway) and I took the opportunity to feed her and then put her IN HER CRIB where she is now. Making noise. And then quiet. And then more noise. (Noise of choice is grunting. Lots of grunting.)

Right now it's quiet. Hopefully it stays that way because we've been going at this for about 45 minutes. Luckily there hasn't been any crying. Yet. (I'm sure I've jinxed myself here. Way to go, Bano.)

At least I can play Farmville while I wait it out.


Heather said...

They never really tell you about the whole getting babies to sleep in the crib thing when you're trying to get pregnant. Secretly I think all the mom's want just one more in the "sleepless nights club". But seriously, someone should warn us about that ahead of time.

VandyJ said...

We had a cradle that both boys used until they were almost three months old. Turbo took to sleeping really well--some sleepless night but overall not bad. Bruiser on the other hand took forever to sleep in either cradle or crib. He hated to sleep on his back and only liked to sleep on my chest, or maybe in the car seat. We finally got him to sleep in the cradle after the doctor told us he could sleep on his side. He slept much better then. The kid still likes to sleep on his stomach. Check with your doctor--maybe positioning her in her side will help--we propped Bruiser with rolled up blankets. Just a thought.