18 Weeks: Sleeping in the Crib

July 20, 2011 at 1:43 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

We have a bonafied big boy on our hands! Not only is Kam sleeping through the night, he is doing it in his crib…in his own room! Thinking back to where we were 3 months ago when Kam came home from the NICU, I like where we are now better. I’m not one to wish life away but it is way more FUN to have a baby that sleeps through the night and interacts with you while awake…laughing, singing and cooing.

We tried transitioning Kam to the crib originally by taking him out of the newborn napper and just putting him on the crib wedge in the pack n play. Kam didn’t sleep well that way and the second night he rolled off the wedge scared the poo out of me so I put him back in the napper in the middle of the night. From there, Kayvan and I decided that rather than transition from the napper to the wedge in our room then move to his room, we throw the wedge away and would transition directly to flat in his crib in his room. All last week I said to Kayvan “we’re putting him in the crib Friday.” I said it a lot, mostly to prepare myself.

Friday night we went to dinner at the local Mexican joint because they are always fast. Well, Friday night they were slow and we didn’t even get to place our order until we had been there 30 minutes. I was pissed, kayvan wasn’t happy and Kamran got fussy. Before we knew it, it was well past Kam’s bedtime. When we got home, routine was pretty much out the window and the crib attempt was a mass fail. We vowed that we would stick to schedule and make the crib happen Saturday night. It worked! Kam slept in his crib and through the night…he even slept in until 8! I was up at 6, of course. We’ve been sailing smoothly since Saturday night.

One thing I have to get used to is how much Kam moves on the crib even swaddled. Walking to his room Monday I saw no baby and began to panic. He had scooted all the way down to the bottom corner of his crib and I couldn’t see past the door. He was indeed there, just hiding from momma.

Kamran turned 4 months old on Friday. I have a 4 month old. That is insane. This week he hasn’t needed the pacifier at bed time at all and sleeps all night without it. During the day he is all about munching on his fists and gets the pacifier at daycare. He is learning about texture and using his mouth to explore. Don’t get the washcloth too close to his face or he will suck on it. Tonight in the bath he was clumsy grabbing the washcloth from his chest and pulling it toward his mouth. Same for the towel. I’m sure it will soon be my bath-time battle.

This weekend we went to my dads and Kamran met a few family members for the first time. He met Aunt Vikki, my cousin Crystal and her son Dez. He also got to see his newlywed Uncle Bubba and Auntie Kelly!



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