Monday, November 2, 2009

A big day for sleep

Today Conor put himself to sleep for two naps and again at bedtime!!!!! This is huge - he hasn't done this since he was a newborn. Usually I have to rock, nurse or wear him to sleep. At his 4 mo. appt. last week the pedi said he should be able to go down "drowsy but awake" at this age. I actually rolled my eyes at her because Conor hasn't been able to do this in a long time. Until today.

We were playing on the floor and his eyes started to get very heavy, and before I knew it he was asleep. He rolled on his side and took a good nap right there on the floor. A few hours later he did it again. This time he rolled mostly on his tummy with his little butt up in the air.

At bedtime he fell asleep in the glider so I put him down, but he woke up and cried once he hit the crib. I picked him up and he quieted down but wouldn't close his eyes. I set him back down in the crib awake with his paci and quietly moved to the glider to wait. After about 15 minutes he drifted off to sleep.

I think this is quite possibly the most important "milestone" he's hit yet! There's hope yet for long naps and sleeping through the night again. It may not last but I'm going to enjoy it for now.