6.07.2009

6 HOURS!

Well, 5 hours and 50 minutes but still...

I'd like to give a big shout-out to, first of all, the Good Lord, and second of all, Henry James Jennings for sleeping 5 hours and 50 minutes last night after the worst week of sleep yet.  We left a cookout early to get home by 9:15 and then Adam swaddled the stuffing out of a sleepy Henry, I fed him, and then we put our little baby burrito down in his crib and he was a little awake but we turned out the lights and he drifted off to sleep on his own, baby.  No crying.  I went in at the 4 hour mark- scared that he wasn't okay...but there he was...sleeping like a baby... He is a baby. 

Thank you, Lord!

I have a little funny:  The night before, Adam and I had decided to tag team.  Now, I never ask Adam for help in the middle of the night because I'm already up to feed Henry since I'm the one who lactates and Adam has to be at the hospital early.  But since it was the weekend and we were trying to move him to his crib, we had decided that we would both participate.  WELL, we got home from B & Free's house later than usual and Henry just slept in his carseat so we didn't want to wake him up so we just let him sleep in it.  Well, once he woke up around 1:30, I fed him and then tapped Adam. 

Me:  Adam, do you think we should try to move him to his crib like we'd talked about tonight?

Adam:  I don't know, let me think about it.   (Closes eyes)

Eyes still closed..

His mouth gapes open...

15 seconds pass. 

Me yelling:  Oh my GOSH, I'll just do it myself!  (Sometimes I'm kinda cranky in the middle of the night)

Adam:  (Shoots out of bed like a bullet) What?  Wait, sweetie...I was just thinking...Wait!

We laughed about that a lot the next day.  He ended up in bed with us Friday night but last night, Adam was a great help once Henry was up and it was Henry's best night EVER!  I didn't even know what to do with myself after those 6 hours...it seemed like a lot of sleep comparatively!  But I managed to sleep some more.  I do think that the swaddling helped a lot...I'm glad that we brought that back last night (Thanks for the suggestion, ML)

9 comments:

Ann Miller said...

it is an amazing thing...put them in their bed and they actually sleep!! congrats on the sleep...i hope it becomes a habit for the boy! steve loves the "i was just thinking" excuse!!! too funny!

ALittleArtsy said...

love it :)! so funny how well I can relate!!! We got the BOB baby jogger from Babies R Us....it was kind of expensive but very much worth it....we used it last night and it rides so smooth! Aiden loved it!!!!

lesli said...

yay, henry! i loved that story about you & adam in the middle of the night! funny the things we say when we're half asleep=)

kjsonntag said...

i literally laughed out loud! i can see this happening in our house someday!

yea for good sleep!

Jeff and Lauren said...

YAY! Funny how being wrapped like a burrito helps babies sleep...I am trying to start weaning Will from his swaddler now that he can roll over but it is not going well! I have created a swaddle monster!

Lora said...

PERHAPS if I swaddled Poppa Bob he would sleep through the night?

Hannah Lee said...

YAY! It is amazing how sleep can renew your spirit, your emotions, and your sanity! Go Baby Henry, go on with ya bad sleeping self!

Bethany said...

Way to tag team it guys! Thanks Henry for cooperating. I'm sure your parents really appreciate it.

Melanie said...

Maybe he was just carbo loading all week. Hope you turned a corner.