Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 3, 2011- Reid is ONE MONTH OLD!

I cannot believe our little Reid man is 1 month old. A lot has changed in one month. He is getting so big and almost out of his newborn clothing. He has been trying to hold his head up much more during tummy time and when he's on my shoulder. Also, Reid has been awake for longer periods of time and alert in the early evening hours when Daddy comes home. WE're starting to establish more of a pattern of sleep at night too. I have been nursing him around 10:00 pm and then he wakes 2-3 times in the night. Our main accomplishment is that he is now going back to sleep on his own in the crib. I remember the lactation consultant telling us that babies that are held a lot during the first few weeks actually transition to sleeping in their cribs easier than babies who are not. She explained that this is because babies who are held know that when mommy/daddy put them down they will be secure and come back for them. Dont' get me wrong-- Reid certainly loves to be carried around in the Moby and Ring sling but for evening sleep it is so nice to be able to put him down and not have to get up 15 times to soothe him back to sleep.

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