Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The New Chapter
So far Noah, Wyatt and I are officially all moved in and unpacked. It feels wonderful knowing that we will be staying here for awhile. Just the thought of moving again gives me the jitters. Noah and I are really missing being a married couple. Since Wyatt is such hard work I have noticed we have been on each other's nerves! I don't mean to snap at him but sometimes I question his logic. We are in dire need of a date night. We haven't had once since the second week Wyatt was born. Wyatt has begun his new schedule which involves him crying because I put him down for a nap alone when usually I rock him to sleep. It has been a rough few days but I have already noticed some improvement. He is learning to put himself to sleep instead of being nursed or cuddled. I will admit is is really hard to just let him cry. I have to turn the music or TV up just so I don't feel bad. When he finally does cry himself to sleep, I am beyond happy that he is capable of doing it. This new routine is called Baby Wise. You feed your baby, keep them awake and then put them down for a nap so they know that eating does not mean you go to bed. The only exception to the wake time is at night when you feed, change the diaper and put them back to bed. We are starting this routine late because at Judson I couldn't get him in a set schedule. Keep us in your prayers as we endure many sleepless and full of crying nights!