Monday, October 02, 2006

Sleep, Blessed Sleep

For fear of jinxing myself, I've not uttered a word on this blog about the latest development in our household. This past week, Shepherd began sleeping through the night. By sleeping through the night, I mean he sleeps solid from around 8 pm until 4 am, when he wakes up hungry and we feed him. After he eats at 4 am, he goes back to sleep for another 4 hours. Making my life wonderful again.

The change comes along with some other changes we've made and changes he's made. We've switched him over to formula (milk supply issues here) and he's started crawling. Both of those things were helping with his sleep, but adding some white noise to the room, and he was out for the night. Initially, we started with some white noise via the static on the radio. That was all I was going to do, until Saturday, at a consignment sale, I found a white noise machine for $4. The thing works like a charm. It plays different sounds, such as rain, a summer night, a brook, the ocean, and wind. Add to that another complimenting noise (if you want) such as a bird singing, a seagull, some thunder, and you've got the most relaxing sounds ever. Seriously, I want one for our room! :)

But with the sleep comes a very energetic little boy. An energetic little boy who is getting better at crawling every single day. Who loves him some cheerios and has learned how to (sorta) feed them to himself. He is growing up so incredibly fast, I don't know what to do! I feel as though any day now he could be getting on a school bus for kindergarten. Does it ever slow down? Or does it get progressivly faster as the years go on? I just want to enjoy my little boy while he's still little...

(AHHH!! He melts my heart!! He just looked up at me and said, "Da-Da?" (His word for both Forrest and I, we think...) I'm going to go now and hug my little snookum. :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. CHEERIOS? I think I will have a stroke when that happens at my house.

Evan has had a white noise machine in his crib since he was born, I figure his father and I have to have a fan on for noise so he should have something too. $4 is such a DEAL! I'm thinking our babysitter needs one to get him to nap well...

Suzanne said...

yay! that's great that he's sleeping so well!

it's crazy how fast it goes by!!!

Felicity said...

Im so JEALOUS! I cant believe he is sleeping through the night! Oscar is asleep at 8pm, wakes 3 or 4 times for feeds, and then is up for the day at 6am.. Im exhausted!

Its great he is sleeping for you, and feeding himself, AND crawling! Little dude. :)

Felicity. :)

Rude Cactus said...

Isn't that sleep thing cool?