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)