Thursday Baby Update: Sleep child, sleep!

Vegan Goodness:
Today we ate:

  • Breakfast: Green smoothies for Dad and LP and then toast for everyone.
  • Lunch: Mom ate some almonds and pita chips on the road to work.  Dad and LP had leftover pizza.
  • Dinner: Slow-cooker spicy black beans and salsa rice.  I made it a bit too spicy for LP so he had some leftover setian pot roast.  IP had some leftover pot roast potatoes!

Money Matters:
Today we spent the following:

  • $20.00 on gas

Thursday Baby Update:

It’s time for another installment of “Is That Child Sleeping YET?”  Since the holidays we have made a few changes to the naptime and bedtime plan for our little IP. Firstly, she is primarily napping in her crib or pack n play these days – not the swing.  I was being lazy about the transition (swing sleeping involved no real crying) but she was starting to get a bit too big.  When she was in the swing she would kick her legs, like she always has, but now she has enough force in her kick to really get that swing to shake.  So, we’re are avoiding the swing except for those really rough naps and super early morning wake-ups.

Also, IP is now sleeping in the same room in her brother!  Well, for the most part.  She has been going to sleep in the “kids” room most nights, but about half the time we have to move her out later because she is crying too much.  We still haven’t made it through a whole night where she gets up for the day from the “kids” room, but most of the time we don’t have to move her out until 4 or 5 am.  I feel a bit silly about pushing the kids room sharing so much.  We have three bedrooms in our house and there is no reason for them not to have their own rooms.  But I want them to get used to sharing because I think they will like sharing later.  And, to be honest, I need a little space for organizing my whole minimalist project (i.e. somewhere to store the cast-offs into donate/sell piles).

So, we’ve got a baby sleeping in a crib, occasionally needed to cry herself to sleep (for about 10-20 minutes) who is waking up once or twice a night.  We were in a better sleep situation with LP when he was six months old, but with two kids and no big rush (since I’m not working) we have been more lackadaisical about anything resembling sleep training.  I’m hoping for a true “through the night” soon.  Here’s to hoping!

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