Tuesday, April 12, 2011

sleepy sammy

So as I hinted in my last post, Theo's not the best sleeper. In fact, in some reverse sleep bragging (Don't you hate sleep bragging? I do. And for me, sleep bragging occurs whenever anyone else talks about their baby's sleep.), I may be so bold to say that you may not find one much worse. (Well, I know that's not true--I can't tell you how much more normal I felt after reading a sleep book!) But, my doctor may have gasped when I told her how many times a night he woke up. I have to say that last night was his best in a while, and every night it gets better. So he's learning. And we are learning things too, like his preferred bedtime (7:00! Awesome!). I used to think he just needed an evening nap. Not so. I am so lucky to be humbled constantly by the things I don't know about parenting.

One tip offered by the book we are following was to introduce a "lovey," something to take to bed to offer some comfort. They suggest something cheap and easily replaceable, like a metaphorical pet hamster. I made him a lamb out of two tube socks from this book, which has lots of other cute animals, but I thought a lamb/sheep was appropriate for this situation. I loved making him. This will probably doom Sammy (full name--Sleepy Sammy the Lammy) to being ignored, but I will keep my hopes up that Theo will love something I made for him. My mom made me and my sister the most simple fabric dolls--kind of two stuffed fabric triangles with heads, arms, legs and button eyes--but I still remember them fondly. (I also still remember my Barbie doll that had roller blades that made real sparks, but you know what I mean.)

Me and my expectations. I already know I am going to be a weepy mess in the future when Theo deems himself too cool to take me to the mother-son dance. Prepare yourself, Jon!

7 comments:

Tara said...

Super cute Mal! 7 is an awesome bedtime!

Danielle said...

I love the lamb! Looks like Theo loves it too! I hope Theo lets you sleep a full night soon!

v a n e s s a said...

you're such a good mom. and i never dreamed a tube sock could make anything so darling. i'm hoping you get some good sleep tonight!

jennifer hall said...

Jonathan had a rabbit named sherbet and his blanket made by grandmother hall. We used to take Geri and Jonathan for a ride in the car to get them to sleep--Andrew had his treatments and fingers so each one is different. Hope you get some shut eye soon--he is just afraid to miss any of the action--cute little guy and the lammy is so adorable--you a again amazing! love ya

Tyler and Megan said...

I too had that amazing barbie with rollerblades that spark. Wow...I wish I could find those...there is no way I threw them away. Way way too cool.

Brett & Sydnie said...

I totally had that Barbie too. Those sparks were so amazing then, so lame now.

nikkiricks said...

i had a barbie house that had an elevator in it. you had to pull a string - it broke. that sock toy seems a lot more sturdy than my barbie house.