Baby Boy was up at 5:30 this morning. I know that with the time change it felt like 6:30 but it doesn’t matter. When it says 5:30 on the clock it is entirely too early for anyone in my home under the age of 30 to be awake. I tried to get him back to sleep or ignore his crying until 6:00 but it didn’t work. You know what it did, wake up the other two. So even though we all went to bed late last night, we all had an early morning. I have a feeling it’s going to be a really fun afternoon/evening. Luckily for me I get to handle it all by myself. No reinforcements arriving at 5:15 pm to help.
The problem with Baby Boy waking up early, other than me having to wake up early, is that it throws off his whole sleep schedule for the day. I have no idea when he’ll need a nap which means I can’t plan out my day. It also means when I put him in his bed and he cries for an hour I don’t know if he’s crying because he isn’t ready for a nap and wants to get out or if he’s crying because he needs a nap but doesn’t want to take one. What it all boils down to is a lot of crying.
You see, Baby Boy has learned recently that if he throws his binky on the floor and cries when it’s time to go to sleep Mom will come in his room and give it back to him. If he cries long enough mom will get him out, rock him and maybe give him some warm milk. If he can be really persistent with that crying mom might even get him out and let him stay up for awhile longer even though he is really tired.
I’m on to him.
You would think that with #3 I would have caught on much quicker. He has always been a good sleeper though which makes me second guess when he cries when he’s put to bed. Does he have a poopy diaper? Is his arm or leg stuck in the crib? Is he not feeling well? All those thoughts that go through your head. But now I know.
He just cried himself to sleep. The silence never sounded better.