We had a girls' group farewell last night at the peninsula. The husbands came too and we ate and played washers and frisbee and talked and had a good time til the sun set. We will miss Sarah, Elizabeth, and Lauren. Here are some of the girls:
And here is Will (Lauren's son- in the blue), Addy (Sarah's daughter), and Henry (in the cowboy suit).
Please note that Will is 3 months older than Henry. Henry is a big boy, eh?
This week has been a bad sleeping week for little Henry James. I find myself short-sighted in the middle of the night because of exhaustion and I end up putting him into bed with me to get some shut-eye. If we put him down in his crib awake, he cries after no more than five minutes of laying there, sometimes sooner. If we put him in his crib asleep, he's been waking up pretty quickly this week for some reason...
I want him to sleep well and we do pretty well during the day- eat, awake time, nap, repeat. Yesterday, he fell asleep in his carrier outside, yes!, and then took a nap upstairs in his crib on his sleep positioner (which is getting entirely too small- he's big!) When he fussed, I went and patted him and put his pacifier in his mouth and he miraculously fell asleep for about 40 minutes and I didn't even have to pick him up. So, nighttime-
So, my main issue is the crying it out thing. I tried it once for 5 minutes on the timer and it was really sad. It's so back and forth and maybe I just need to try it but then people are like...hey, he's too young to cry it out. He's not the kind of baby you can just set down and he'll go to sleep. I don't mind him sleeping with me but I know that's not very conducive to either of us getting good sleep right now. He's also digressed this week from sleeping 3 and sometimes maybe 4 or once or twice, 5 hours- to not ever making it 3 hours during the night. I think maybe when he's sleeping right with me, he can smell the milk? I don't know. ANYWAYS, that's my vent session. He was 6-weeks- old on Tuesday and I'd like for him to be getting closer to sleeping through the night...not further away.