March 7, 2011

Okay...all alone!

My last post stated how I really wasn't okay with Riley sleeping in his crib by himself yet.....but we gave it a try last night.....and Riley did great. Me?.....not so much. ha ha ha

Last night we had Riley sleep in his crib. He did great the whole night. He fell right asleep, and only woke when he needed some chow. When I crawled into bed I laid there and stared at the monitor for about an hour just watching him. I don't know what I was watching for, but just watching him made me feel a little better. It was tough making myself turn the video off so I would go to sleep. Riley woke around midnight, 2, 4, and 6a.m. for his feedings and that was it. He didn't cry or anything.....and that was good. My anxiety was pretty high as I hated leaving him all alone. But I am worried about him getting to attached to sleeping in his side sleeper in our room. And as much as I love sleeping with him there.....I know we shouldn't get into the habit.

Riley has been sleeping for a while on his side. and for his naps I don't mind....but when he was sleeping alone last night I wasn't to sure about it. So we pulled out his wedges. They are these triangle shape pillows that are firm and fit on either side of him so you can place him on his side or back, and he cannot roll to his stomach. That made me feel a little better knowing he couldn't smother himself. I placed the Summer Infant day/night video monitor in the corner of the crib with him so that I could really see his face well.

I think this will work out for the best, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I just feel like I am abandoning him. We got to cuddle for a little bit this morning before he fell asleep for his nap. I am hoping we can cuddle more this afternoon. ;0)

Well that's all for now

XoXo-Andrea Carla

1 comment:

  1. I co-slept with Isaac for about 7 months, and Had Emmie by me in a bassinet until about 7 months (she slept super warmly and I couldn't handle being near her sweaty little body) Both of my kids slept through the night at 7 months, so that is when we moved them into their own rooms. I wouldn't worry about him getting too attached if I were you, babies are amazing at doing what they need to at the different stages that are right for them.