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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hooray for sleep!

I love this image for a number of reasons….
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because I think he is SO cute. 
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Mostly I love this image because he is back to normal in the sleep department.  He is back to going to bed at 10 PM and waking up around 6AM. We are relieved.  Thanks for all of the advice.  We think his messed up sleep was a combination of vacation, and the introduction of solid foods.  There were a few nights that he didn’t want to eat, but it was obvious that his belly was hurting him.  On other nights he just woke up, and thought “hey, I’m bored.  I wonder what mom and dad are doing.  Food?  Yes, please!”  Dylan laid on the floor by his crib a few nights and gave him the pacifier when he woke up, and it was obvious that he was not in pain.  After 30 minutes, he was back asleep for the night, and Dylan was back in bed.  This only lasted two nights.  Thanks for all of the comment advice here and on facebook.  We are much happier people to be around now that awe are back to getting our sleep. 
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Kyton sleeps from 10 pm to 6 am.  In addition to his nightly sleep he usually take a 1 hour morning nap, and a 1  to 1.5 hour afternoon nap.  About half of the time I can get him to take a 30 minute evening nap.  That is a total of 11 hours of sleep a day.  He is a fairly happy guy, and it just seems that he does not need a whole lot of sleep.  I read a journal article saying that one characteristic of gifted children is that as infants they need little sleep.  Pretty much every gifted teacher thinks that their kid is gifted since there are so many characteristics.  I am not about to label my 7 month old child gifted, but it is nice to think of that on the days that we wish he’d take a longer nap.
By the way, I was able to work out the feeding and pumping for Kyton to take my gifted class.  I made a few phone calls until I got the answer I wanted to hear.  The support on both the sleep and feeding issues were such an encouragement.  Thank you!

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8 comments:

Shell said...

Oh, how I love sleeping babies!

Dina said...

I love sleeping babies!

Missy said...

You teach gifted kids? That has to be exciting and challenging.

Christina said...

Yay! I totally understand how tough the days can be when you're walking around on very little sleep! I hope the good nights continue for you all! The sleeping Kyton pictures are just precious!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I have pictures of both my kids at around the same age, passed out on the couch. They are framed in black and white on my bedroom wall. They are some of my favorites!

Anna said...

oh sleep is so sweet! i love these pictures, and i'm so glad things are getting back to normal!

Anna said...

i know things are back to normal good sleeping, but i meant to say that our favorite book is "healthy sleep habits happy child" (we also read healthy sleep habits happy twins when the little girls were born). great, balanced (at least we think so) approach to sleep "training" at every age and stage with lots of helpful info from other parents!

Pat Tillett said...

Pretty darn cute! A solid sleeping schedule makes life so much easier! We have 5 kids and some slept well and some seemed not to sleep at all and not for very long when they did...

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