Monday, February 11, 2008

Sleeping better

Ian has started sleeping a lot more, making him a happier baby. For a while now he has been able to take his bottle around 8 or 9 at night and sleep for 6 hours straight. Now he's able to go at least 8 hours after his last bottle. Some nights he falls asleep earlier than others, so he's still waking up in the middle of the night to eat. However, now it's usually only once. Of course there are those nights when he has trouble sleeping, but those have become fewer. I think we can attribute more sleep to two things: cereal and his fingers. We've started putting cereal in his bottle more consistantly. Ian now has better aim with his hands, meaning he can use those precious little fingers to soothe himself if he does wake. He's also started napping more frequently during the day. The naps are short, but they make all the difference.

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