Wednesday, June 23, 2010

sleep habits

it's interesting how your morning routine changes with a baby. in the first couple months, i'd get up with ben between 5 - 6am, give him his bottle and then pop him in the swing to fall back asleep. then i'd go back to bed. when ben started waking up at 6 - 6:30am for a few months, tim would get up with him and give him his bottle. then tim would make his own breakfast and prep his lunch while i got some extra sleep. now, ben rarely wakes up before 7am. it's usually between 7:15 - 8am which works great for me but means that tim is often late to work. once in awhile, if ben wakes up before 7am, we just leave him in his bed. i'll hear him do a little talking or throw a soother out of his crib but mostly, he's silent in there until we come in. silent. is that crazy or what? once in awhile he'll fall back to sleep but usually he just waits patiently for someone to come get him. who is this kid? this morning he woke up at 6:45am. we rolled over and kept trying to sleep. he got so quiet that i assumed he fell back asleep. when tim got up at 7:25am, he opened the dresser drawer then slammed it shut. i whispered, "be quiet! ben fell back to sleep!" tim looks at me and says, "no he didn't - he's awake in there. i can hear him." what!? he's been awake for 45 minutes just playing in his crib!?! i felt a little bad. but what a crazy baby for letting his parents sleep a little longer! gotta love that!

5 comments:

LaelDyck said...

why does ben getting up later mean that tim is late? shouldn't he have more time to get ready since he isn't having to occupy ben? or is ben the alarm clock?

theRachel said...

I figure as long as he's not totally wailing in there he's doing just fine. Perhaps he is enjoying some time on his own :)

Bec Shulba said...

ben is the alarm clock. :)

Amy Lauree said...

How old is he?? This gives me more hope for morning sleep-ins in the future!

Bec Shulba said...

he's just turned a year.