Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who Needs the Gym ...

when you have a four month old who won't nap and whose bedroom is upstairs?! Aiden is not a good napper. In fact, he doesn't fall asleep unless his binky is in his mouth and he is on his belly. Sounds simple right? It's not. After laying him down on his belly, he constantly spits out his binky to let out a "napping stinks" wail, and to add to it all, he has recently started rolling over to his back!

Now, I am very excited he started rolling over, but my butt and legs are beginning to hurt! Once I put him down for a nap, I am constantly running back up the stairs to either insert binky, flip baby, or both. I've tried the whole "stand there at his crib and wait until he falls asleep while rubbing his back" thing. I refuse to do this - this is the only way Ryan would fall asleep - until he was 2! Anyway, it's not working ... Aiden just rolls over, flashes a huge grin at me, laughs, and I end up picking him up because he's just too cute and then I have another afternoon of getting nothing done ... oh well, we do get a lot of therapy into our day this way! *smile & big sigh*
I've had many people comment to me "I bet he sleeps so well for you since he can't hear anything to wake him up." N-O-P-E! In fact, in the last week, he's probably slept 30 minutes throughout the WHOLE day ... this is not normal for a four month old! He just loves to play the "let's see how many times my mommy will run up the stairs and back down again" game. He knows he'll be back downstairs with all the action before long. Oh well, at least I'm getting some kind of exercise!

4 comments:

misskri said...

Hi,
Thanks for the comment on my blog ~ I would love if you put a link to Thomas' blog on Aiden's.
BTW, Aiden is adorable!!! The hearing aid journey can be an aggravating one, especially with the feedback and the being yanked out all the time, but its worth it, especially if he is receiving some benefit from them!
You are doing an amazing job as Mommy and therapist...all of this hard work pays off tenfold!

leahlefler said...

I seem to remember Nolan going through a no-nap stage... actually, he's still going through it! I swear the kid only naps for 30 minutes per day! Sigh...

It does allow for some extra therapy time, but sometimes Mama needs a rest, lol!

Bill and Shelly said...

Boy, can I relate to the no napping. Jordan is the same way, I am lucky if I can get him down for a nap in the morning. The one good thing is he goes to bed early at night, so I can get stuff done then, but of course I am too tired from chasing him around all day. I just keep reminding myself that the dirt will always be there, but Jordan will be grown before I know it.

Sherry said...

I totally understand!! Caden doesn't like to take naps either. I thought they were supposed to sleep 3 to 5 hours a day at 4 months. Not my baby boy!!! He thinks he is going to miss something. (like cleaning the house) ha ha!! Let me know if you find a trick!!