Just had to share some phone photos from the last few days. Alex is so great at emoting, it’s hard to just whittle it down to an Instagram post here or there.
Sleep has been elusive for a while. Out of the blue a month ago he started frequent wake ups after bedtime, and then a cold, then teething, now he has long periods at night where we can’t get him back to sleep and his doctor has suggested night weaning. 😵 On top of all this, we decided abruptly on Sunday night to move him to his own room. Luckily he’s been taking naps in his crib since day one, but it was still a difficult, emotional decision for Alan and me particularly. Just like that, we’re done with this stage! It’s a little heartbreaking.
It was a necessary decision for our family. We’ve been totally exhausted and we needed a change. It’s hard to believe we’re already done with him sleeping in our room. Although it was nice to be able to sit in bed at the end of the night with the light on and have a conversation.
On Saturday it got MAD warm, so we took Alex on a little lake walk and plopped him in a swing for the first time. He was so small in it, but immediately loved it.
Trying to establish good sleep patterns is one of the most trying aspects I’ve found so far as a parent, and it definitely weighs on me. Sometimes the roadblocks feel world-ending and I wonder if I’m doing anything right at all. Even though things are difficult, Alex is strong, happy, healthy, clearly very curious and smart. He’s a good lad.