If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that we are attempting toÂ gently help Aiden learn to fall asleep on his own and it’s HARD! Â He’s nearly 10 months old and still sleeping like a newborn most nights. Â He’s frustrated and we’re frustrated by it, so I feel like it’s my duty to teach him how to soothe himself and fall back asleep. Â We hired a sleep consultant and she helped us develop a plan for him. Â We are in the room with him, but we cut out the nursing to sleep. Â Sleep is such a controversial topic and it’s so hard to know what the right way to do things is. Â I’m going to say that this week has been the most stressful week in quite a long time for us between a death in the family, traveling and sleep training.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that we are going to Christmas at my mom’s house in Nebraska and we’re driving there tomorrow. Â My sister, Dave and our family will be there. Â I’m excited for Christmas, but also a littleÂ nervous about the sleep situation.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I’ve been eating gluten, dairy and egg-free for 47 days (who’s counting) and still going strong. Â I actually really like this lifestyle. Â I feel like I’m eating better foods and I feel better not eating those foods. Â If you would like some extra reading on gluten, here ya go!
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that baby food pouches are the best things ever invented! Â Aiden lived on them when we were traveling. Â Despite their cost, they are nutritious, convenient and non-messy. Win win and win!
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I really need new running shoes and I think I’m going to try on some Brooks Pure Flows and some Newtons and decide between them. Â Both have gotten really good reviews. Â I’m so excited to get new running shoes!
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I’m sad for the Christmas season to be over because then it’s no longer acceptable to listen to Christmas music 24-7. Â It’s definitely my favorite type of music!
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I am so excited for Aiden to open presents and see his stocking. Â I know that 10 months is too young to care at all, but I’m still excited for this phase in my life. Â I no longer really care about my own gifts and just want to do everything for him to have a good Christmas! Â I never understood that about my parents until I became a parent myself.
Do you have any advice on helping a baby sleep?Â
Can you believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow?
What are you doing this week?