Saturday, May 22

I've never been so excited for it to be 4 AM before.

I am digging this whole bedtime routine thing. Thanks to my lovely commenters who suggested feeding Milo right before putting him down for the evening. I'd say it worked out rather well.

Around 8:00 we started our new bedtime routine. Diaper change and pajama time, followed by reading a bedtime story, followed by a little rocking and snuggling, then a final goodnight kiss and into the crib, lights out. The story was a bit short—Andrew didn't make it past "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" before Milo began fussing and squirming. We didn't force him to sit there through a story, though, hoping that as he gets older and this routine is more set, he'll start to really love his bedtime story.

He slept from 8:30 to 4:15. And that is a full night's sleep, if you are my father-in-law. Not so much if you are me, who didn't go to bed until 10:30. I'm still waiting for the day to come when Milo doesn't wake up until 6:00. Won't that be nice?


Courtney said...

Way to go, Milo!

Grandma Susan said...

If he keeps this up, it won't be long before he'll be able to come spend the night at Grandma's house.

Anonymous said...

It was so nice to meet Milo in person. He's a keeper. Nice to see you and the hubby also. Liz

katy said...

the fact that you didn't go to bed until 10:30 means you can't be *that* sleep deprived :) I remember the days of putting the kids down at 7 and checking into bed ourselves at 730 (after scarfing down a quick dinner of course) because we knew we were going to be up again all night.

sleeping through the night is a whole new world. just wait for it - you'll feel like a real human being again!

Kenton said...

Eli also likes it when you tickle his lips with a burp cloth. Odd that we both do this?