Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Sleeping Arrangements

I was reading one our friends' blog, and it is funny that we're going through similar issues -- the babies' sleeping arrangements at night! :) Morgan still isn't sleeping through the night (which we're patient with, and will welcome when the time comes). But no one in our house gets any good sleep. And that, too, is typical, but we felt it was time to move Morgan to her own room. (Side note: I attempted this when I first went back to work, but missed her so terribly that I moved her back.) I put it off for so long for different reasons, with my most recent one being the AAP's recommendation that a baby sleeps in the parents' room the first six months to reduce the risk of SIDS. Just like any parent, I fear SIDS. But I know we provide a low-risk environment -- for example, she sleeps on her back, she sleeps in a sleepsack (no loose blankets), our house is cool at night (between 65 and 68), and we've started using a fan (to reduce the risk of "re-breathing"). And then I realized that God controls things like this, not us, so moving her to her room would not be the end of the world. Sooo, we began our efforts Friday night...

Here is where Morgan used to sleep -- at the foot of our bed in her Pack 'n Play.


Here is Morgan in her crib, the place she's slept (maybe) twice since she's been born. I allowed her to "look around" so she's not traumatized her first night. She even took a short nap.



In efforts to ease my anxiety, a few weeks ago we purchased a video monitor to use (in conjunction with our Angelcare monitor. Yes, I'm one of those psycho parents that need to hear and watch my baby with two monitors). Here is the camera for that.


And here is her daddy installing it.


Here it is installed.


So, are you curious to know how Morgan's first full night in her room went? Here's how it was most of the night (actual "footage"):

It went sooo well! She went down for the night around 11 PM (late night -- went out to dinner with Auntie Ashleigh). She slept until about 4-ish, maybe, and woke up to eat. She whined for maybe 20 minutes when we put her back down; Danny and I took turns going in to soothe her (and put the paci back in!). After that, she went back to sleep --and slept until about 7:30! This may not sound like a miracle, but it was for us! We are so thrilled how her first night went!

We're approaching tonight with caution as we know of one-hit wonders, but we can generally tell that Morgan was more comfortable. And that makes us happy.

Here are a few more random pics...

Watching Daddy Install the Camera

Getting Restless

With Auntie Ashleigh at the Park

In the stoller at the park.

Enjoying her swing.

Tummy time -- the first minute or so. After that, she HATES IT. We're working on it! :)

***Quick Interesting Fact: I was about four weeks pregnant around this time last year.***

1 comment:

  1. OMG, a camera! I don't have to ask who suggested that? LOL!!

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