Eli doesn't like to sleep anymore. What's the deal? Everyone loves sleep. I guess he hasn't figured that out yet. You'd think in his long 5 1/2 months of living in this world he would have figured that out. Next time you see him, do you mind cluing him in?
So, it's 10:30...and past experience tells me that he's going to be awake in an hour or so - so why didn't I go to bed at 8:00 when he did? Good question. Tonight I put him down still awake - he cried for about 2minutes then put himself to sleep. I know that's what I should be doing, but I sure do love snuggling with that little dude. He's so stinkin' cuddly...and I know that my time with him as a baby is going to go fast. And...he's my last one, so it's hard for me to give that time up - even though all the books (and common sense) tell me that if you want him to learn to put himself back to sleep when he wakes up during the night, you can't rock him to sleep every night. OK, so maybe just every other night??
I tried to hold Carlee in my lap last night and rock her like I did before we had Eli - couldn't do it - she was too big...and my heart sank a little. I still rocked her, and carried her to bed cradled in my arms - with her head and legs flopping all the way. Do what you gotta do to hold on as long as you can.