They make it look so easy on TV

by statia on August 6, 2007

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I know that I can’t be perfect, and he’s just a baby and I’m doing th best job I can. I have to give up the idea of having the perfect day. I’m just trying to settle for getting out of it unscathed. I know his mouth is bothering him and the night time sleeping isn’t great right now. It’ll get better. I know there will probably be a time where I can’t get the damn kid OUT of bed.

In the past week, we’ve had two days where he took one two hour nap. One was on our bed last Wednesday when the Meester came home to bail me out. The other was yesterday on the lovesac, snuggled up to Mama. I had a hard time getting him to wake up for dinner, he was just that content to sleep with his head on my milk pillow.

The boy takes after his father, that’s for sure.

Right now, I could say that he is napping in his crib. But you know, the minute you say it. Hell, the minute you even THINK it, you jinx it. However, I’ve been checking on him 6,749,206 times as when I heard him stop fussing to put himself to sleep, I went to check on him, and lo, the boy had rolled over and was sleeping on his stomach. Like I didn’t have enough to worry about.

The Mini has not been a big roller. In fact, he pretty much refuses to roll over unless we’re at Gymboree or someplace where he can show off. I mean, “come ON woman, I don’t have to fucking impress you, GOD.” I’ve been very OK with that, and if he never rolled over in his crib, it would have been fine with me. But I took the bumpers out, just in case.

Pretty soon, I’ll be dropping the mattress down, if he keeps this sort of developmental garbage up. Sheesh*.

*I kid, I kid. I love watching him develop and learn new things. It’s better than chocolate.


Shanna August 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm

For what it’s worth, our pedi said that if the baby puts hirself over onto hir stomach to sleep, it’s all good. I’m not entirely sure why, but Rita will sleep only on her stomach now (been that way since about four months), so we just go with it.

waiting line August 6, 2007 at 3:48 pm

jeesh, when I hear about things like GYMBOREE – I realize I don’t know anything about this baby stuff. …gotta get back to my research. :-)

Lisa August 6, 2007 at 5:52 pm

I just wanted to say that I lub you guys!

ssfb August 7, 2007 at 7:12 am

I don’t know Statia… I’m pretty effin impressed. You’ve got this kid, and you say you never get a spare second, yet everytime I go to flickr it seems there’s more home improvements going on. Don’t tell him I said so, but it looks like you’ve accomplished more around the house than my husband this summer, and he has summers off. So I think you’re doing quite well.

Deltus August 7, 2007 at 9:00 am

I agree with Shanna. Once they can roll over onto their stomachs and can lift their head up with their own arms, sleeping on the stomach is fine.

And watching your baby develop is bitter-sweet, isn’t it? Great that they are doing more for themselves and you get to watch the process, sad that they are becoming less and less dependent on you.

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