Time to change our night time routine. And I guess our naps too
For the past several months, nursing Noah to sleep has been what worked. It was the thing we did to get him to sleep. I would get him ready for bed. And once bed time came we would crawl into bed, I would nurse him and within thirty minutes he would be totally passed out. Starting a couple weeks ago that hasn’t been the case. He fights it now and doesn’t seem interested in nursing to sleep. I’m thinking it is him wanting to stay awake with the desire to not miss anything. But gawd. When he does that he turns into the devil child that wants to sleep so bad, but will take eyes out if it is attempted.
Maybe he is ready for his crib. I don’t know. I will figure it out.
On that note, I made two awful mistakes last night. He woke sometime shortly after falling to sleep. He only made noises and didn’t cry. But out of habit I walked in there prepared to help him fall back to sleep. That was mistake one. After crawling into bed with him I saw that he had found his binky and put it into his mouth. He didn’t fall to sleep with the binky in his mouth. So, wow!!!! I don’t know when or why I did it, but I made mistake two…I pulled it out of his hand and starting nursing him back to sleep. He fell back to sleep within minutes. But damn it! What was I thinking? He may have been just fine if I had never walked in there! That was a definite moment where he was teaching himself to self soothe, and I messed it up! I will say oh well and move on. Now I know better for next time.