Monday, July 21, 2008

3 Weeks Old

Last Thursday Andy turned 3 weeks old. We decided it was time for him to learn to fall asleep on his own, we also thought it was time to try out the pacifier. Andy did not like sleeping alone, and always wanted to be held or sleeping on someone. It started the first night after he was born. Any time I tried to put him in the little bassinet he would whimper and then kind of cry, which meant I couldn't sleep. This continued to happen when we got home and we would try to have him sleep in his pack and play. So I kept giving in and had him sleep with us. However, it is kind of hard to sleep with a newborn baby right next to you. For one thing they make a lot of noise. So, when he turned 3 weeks we figured it was time for him to sleep in his pack and play, we needed to get some good sleep. And the first night went great. I think this was helped by us also starting to give him a pacifier to help him go to sleep. He loves to suck! At first he didn't know what to do with the pacifier, but I just kept sticking it his mouth and he finally caught on. And he was able to fall asleep in about 10 minutes and slept the whole night in his pack and play (other than the times I fed him). And now he has been sleeping in it every night since then. Whoo hoo! Now we just need to get him to sleep for more than 3 hours at a time. :)

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