Up Way Past His Bedtime

I’ve wondered where the phrase “slept like a baby” came from. Contrary to whoever coined it, babies often don’t sleep for long periods of time without waking up, and they get overtired easily and will fuss and cry instead of sleeping as they don’t realize they are so tired and need to sleep. William’s bedtime is technically around 7:30 or so, which gives me time to hang with him a bit then try to convince him to sleep. Tonight, he was convinced he wasn’t going to do so.

It was just the two of us in the house, with Matt running errands. I try to breastfeed him, I tried to bottle feed him, yet he didn’t want to sleep at all.

He did seem to like trying to take photos with me, so we did so to try to tire him out.

Time kept ticking by and he was resolutely awake.

Finally, what seemed like days but was only hours later, after breastfeeding him again, he finally fell asleep at my breast.

He was finally into a very deep sleep, so much so that I was able to get a few more adorable photos.

I was able to move him to our room and crib and he didn’t wake for quite a while. It will be interesting to see if having gone to bed at 10 p.m., two and a half hours late will let him sleep better through the night or longer into the morning.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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