Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's a birthday miracle

My nap time woes are over! I can't remember if I have mentioned it before or not, but Graham insists on me holding him through all of his naps. I know that sounds crazy and I'm sure you are all thinking, just lay him in his crib, but seriously he will scream in there for as long as it takes until I come back to get him. The longest I let him go was for an hour and he was still going strong when I finally pulled him out. This has been a cause of much distress in the Wallace household because I have gotten really tired of sitting on the couch all day long holding him through every one of his naps. And for sure by the time bedtime comes around I am just tired of having someone on me all day and I feel like I need some time by myself already! So it is really in the best interest of both Graham and I to have him nap on his own so we can enjoy each other the rest of the day.
Well, that day has finally arrived! And it started on my birthday so I feel that Graham was trying to give me a gift. What a sweet boy. The night of my birthday Graham was still awake at 9:00 and I had been trying to put him to sleep for awhile and I was getting frustrated because I wanted a turn on the Wii Fit and I couldn't do that with Graham in my arms! So I just decided I had had enough and I put him in his crib to see what he would do, thinking he might cry for awhile and then I would get him again (after my Wii turn was over of course) and go back to trying to get him to sleep. Well, he went in his crib without a sound and then talked to himself in there for about 15 minutes and then it was silent!! I couldn't believe it, he was asleep!!!!!!!!!! And he had put himself to sleep. Oh my goodness. What have I been thinking?? Why didn't I do this a million years ago. We weren't sure if it was a fluke or not so we tried it again the next day for all of his naps and it worked. So now he officially puts himself to sleep for every nap and at bedtimes. This has only been going on for a few days so I hate to jinx it but I think this is the real deal. This is the greatest thing that could have happened to me. Yesterday during his nap I was able to get so much done. It was wonderful!
These pictures have nothing to do with naps but I thought they were funny. Yesterday morning when I went to get Graham out of his crib, I found him like this. It really surprised me that he could even do that in his crib. I have no idea how long he was like that for. All night?


Paula said...

yea! It must be a festivus miracle. I am so glad to hear Graham is getting this napping thing down. As for the sewing class, I signed up for it at Joann's by my house. One of my goals for the year is to do some sewing projects so I did some research. I hope you find one soon.

Mitchell Family said...

Maybe it's the crib! My kids used to stick their feet out of it all the time too!

Chad & Heather said...

So happy to hear that nap time will be better for all of those involved:) I hope he keeps it up. I still can't believe he sleeps 12 hours at night. Gabbie still wakes up every 2-3. Anyway and the foot in the crib picture is halarious.

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