sleepless nights

We naturally gravitated toward Attachment Parenting after Isaac was born, when we were shocked to learn he would not be happy about sleeping in a crib. I mean, I worked hard setting up that adorable nursery with adorable bedding..what’s not to like?? lol

Jason and I let him cry for about 30 seconds before we couldn’t take it anymore and acknowledged that it just felt wrong. I didn’t even know there was a term for our direction of parenting until I accidently stumbled on “Attachment Parenting.” It was nice to know there are others out there who choose this alternative and also the benefits in child development .

We sold the crib and have never looked back…

not to say it hasn’t been rough at times. Simon is now going on four weeks of back to back nasty colds. He is restless and wanting to nurse ALL NIGHT long. I think my back is breaking and I fantasize about a solid 12 hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep in a bed all to myself! lol

My mantra “this too shall pass” keeps running through my head. The years pass quickly and before we know it he’ll be in the next phase of life and we’ll be missing these times.

Look how long his hair is getting. He gets me the comb and loves to have it brushed. Every once in a while I ask Jason if we should take him to get a cut and he says “noooooo!”

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3 Responses to “sleepless nights”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    It was our oldest who taught us how to do attachment parenting too! She demonstrated very clearly where she was happiest–Paul once picked her up off our bed and put her in her crib. She cried. He put her back on our bed and she was happy! There ya go. And you know….at 14 she isn’t still sleeping with us, no matter what all the naysayers told us! (We didn’t have any kids sleeping with us past the age of about 4.)

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    It was our oldest who taught us how to do attachment parenting too! She demonstrated very clearly where she was happiest–Paul once picked her up off our bed and put her in her crib. She cried. He put her back on our bed and she was happy! There ya go. And you know….at 14 she isn’t still sleeping with us, no matter what all the naysayers told us! (We didn’t have any kids sleeping with us past the age of about 4.)

  3. Zoe Says:

    and it’s amazing what a stress relief it is to own the decision to make babies happy instead of trying to work against nature.
    I saw your recent blog post Elizabeth and wanted to send some hugs your way. I hope the new transitions go smoothly for you.

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