Sleeping, Kisses :: Day 5 [31 days to being a better mama]

4.  Kiss your child while they are sleeping.

Done.  And done.

Hard to grab photos of giving them a kiss.  But here is my little princess sleeping...

Ah, sleeping babies.  Precious.

But lets get real.  Lets talk about sleeping.  J#3 starting sleeping through nights before he was two months old.  J#4?  She was about five and a half months old.

There are a few things that {I think} helped contribute to that timing.  And I might catch some heat for the first one.

  1. Both of them starting sleeping through the night just a few weeks after we moved from nursing to formula.  Is that why we moved to formula?  No ma'am.  Was this a coincidence?  I think not {and am sure other folks won't agree, but lucky we are all able to have our own opinion, right?}. 
  2. We starting employing some of the advice and tricks in the book Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Success.  For a good summary of the book, click here for a message board post that another mom wrote about it.  

Ah, sleeping babies.  Precious.  Curious how long it takes for our kids to adapt to jetlag/overseas time change?  About five days.  Which may be the reason J#3 was sleeping in this booth.  The best advice I heard was to get them on the schedule of whichever place you are going TO as soon as possible, even if that means a bit less sleep for a day.  Works for us.

If you are just joining me, please be sure to check out my 31 days to being a better mama page for previous posts. 


From Tracie said...

Sleeping babies have extra cuteness. It is some sort of baby law.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! How cute!

Jamie said...

Nothing cuter than a sleeping baby :)

Michele said...

So sweet! Sleeping babies are so precious and innocent. Love it!

Cat said...

Precious! Our third baby was only able to nurse for 6 weeks before we had to quit for health issues - and she is our sleeping champ! Our 4 year old nursed and coslept till he was 8 months and he STILL doesn't sleep. I'm sure some of it is personality, but I agree - more formula, for us, meant more sleep. That said, I wish I could have nursed longer. Anyway, I LOVE this post series and can't wait to read every single one!

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