Thursday, April 02, 2009

Andy at 13 weeks

The Empty Envelope called this "baby honeymoon time"--when we're nicely adjusted to each other, and teething hasn't started yet. We sure are enjoying this time. Andy is such a good-natured baby, and a great sleeper.

Kate nursed to sleep all the time, which turned out to be a big problem. It just never occurred to me that I would need to help her learn how to fall asleep. So, determined not to repeat the same mistake, I've been working with Andy on going to sleep by himself. It seems to be going really well so far. (I figure it's okay if he nurses to sleep every once in a while, as long as he doesn't do it all the time.) He sleeps with us at night, but during the day he's taking naps in his crib. When I can tell that he's getting tired I lay him down, stroke his head and sing to him, and his eyes just start drooping. Today I even put him in his crib while he was awake and happy, went to do something else for a few minutes, and when I checked on him he was asleep. Yay!


Heather T. said...

He's totally tracking you, isn't he!! What an adorable little mite... =)

Eternal Helpmates said...

Your pictures of Andy are amazing! He has such adorable expressions. I wonder what he's thinking in the next to the last picture? He looks like he's planning some mischief. :)

Mimi said...

I like the Honeymoon period. And good job on the sleep thing. I totally hear you on that!