You’re getting sleeeeeeeeeepy

by statia on May 1, 2007

Since the Meester has gone back to work, I’ve been trying to get the Mini on somewhat of a schedule. He’s a little young yet, to actually be too regimented, I get that, but there’s really no time like the present to at least start. We had a bit of a rough go of being able to put him down for awhile there, and he hated his crib in the beginning, but I think we’re making some headway.

We started out small, trying one out of his few naps a day. I began putting him in his crib around 9-9:30, when he seemed to be showing the first signs of getting tired (how the hell I have this mom radar to spot this, don’t ask, I have no idea). We’d sit in the glider, with some books and his beloved soothie and when he’s about to fall asleep, we make the transition. He usually does wake up somewhat, and whether he uses that time to sleep or kick his Monkey Show is his perogative, but unless he’s screaming or crying, he goes in there for at least an hour, depending on when he wants to be freed. Little by little, he’s been getting the concept.

My son, the fruit of my loins, has been sleeping for 1 hour and 41 minutes.

1 for Mama
0 for Mini.

I’ve gotten laundry folded, dishwasher emptied and reloaded. Showered. And normally, when the Meester asks how the Mini is doing, I usually say “He’s in his crib doing that thing where he practices looking at the back of his eyelids.” Or, “I don’t know, he might be sleeping, but I can’t tell you if he is or not.” Because the minute I actually say it, he wakes up.

But he’s sleeping in his crib, and even if he wakes up right now, I’d say that this was a screaming success.

Granted, we’ll be moving cross country in three weeks, to a completely different time zone, so I can toss this whole thing out the window shortly.

And before any one of you say that I’ve become such a Mommy Blogger, just remember, I can still kick your ass. And I’ll do it with my freshly shaved legs.


PaintingChef May 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm

freshly shaved legs? Hell… you’re better than me.

MsPrufrock May 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm

I am glad ur preshus baybee is sleeping well. Praise Jesus.

Brandi May 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm

I love the mom blogs. I love the non mom blogs. I love ‘em all. Yay for Mini sleeping better and getting him into some sort of routine.

just another jenny May 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Everybody on those damn TLC shows uses those soothies but I can’t find them here. My girl won’t take a soother so who knows if she’d take one of those.
I’m hoping to make a slow transition to the crib too – I might try a day nap one of these times. So far the crib is just a holding place for her while I put my bra back on.

waiting line May 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm


Dooneybug May 1, 2007 at 7:39 pm

I’ve always found that screwing up the routine switching time zones can actually work out to your benefit, well at least it has for my son. When we drove 20 hours cross country his schedule was totally messed up but he never once had a problem going to sleep at night or for naps. Who knows, the Mini’s young enough it might not even phase him?

DD May 1, 2007 at 7:59 pm

I always started a lullaby CD as well for a audio cue.

You know? I do feel a bit dirty exchanging Mommy advice with you.

Vanessa May 2, 2007 at 9:26 am

It always comes back to legs.

If I find out you’re using Nair, the relationship is over.

Faith May 2, 2007 at 11:06 am

I wonder if this technique would work on the fiance. What is this special “glider” you speak of, woman? I might need to get me one.

robyn May 2, 2007 at 11:08 am

You need to talk about poop more to be a real mommy blogger.

Chris May 3, 2007 at 7:31 am

Ahhh, the schedule. It’s tough to get started but so wonderful once it takes.

Just Me May 3, 2007 at 10:14 am

“Screaming success?” That had me ROFL!

And to add to what Robyn said: Post a “Poop up the Back” story and you’re a Veteran.


jesser May 6, 2007 at 7:15 pm

OOoh… good for you. Tabby has still yet to sleep in her crib. We might want to try it again soon though … she seems to be getting more interested in being on her own.

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