Thursday, August 22, 2013


Transitions. They can be both good and bad.

This month has involved a lot of transitions for our girl. This week we're currently transitioning Evelyn from sleeping in the rock n' play at night to the pack n' play. Last week I noticed that she was getting herself turned on her side in the rock n play (even while swaddled), so we decided it was time to say goodbye and move on to the next step. I was a little sad when we packed the rock n' play away. Just another sign our baby is growing way too fast.

Neither Chris nor I are quite ready for her to be in her crib in her own room, so she's in the pack n' play next to our bed. It's just much easier when she's up a couple times a night to nurse. Besides, we like having her close to us. Yes, we're "those kind of people."

Anyway, it has been an interesting week. I call them "newborn nights." You know, when you're up more than you're in the bed. You are so tired you can barely pick up the baby for the fourth time in an hour. Those nights.

 But, on a positive note, night three was a little better than nights one and two. Progress, we're making progress.

Now, why am I not napping while Little Miss is napping? Rookie mistake.


Elizabeth said...

we're "those people" too. Put that baby in bed with's less tiring if you don't have to get out of bed to get the baby and nurse.
Love you!

lydia said...

That's usually what ends up happening. She does great in the pack n play for the first 3-4 hours, but the rest of the night is restless. Usually around 2 AM, I bring her to bed with us.

Dani said...

If you think you might be doing this a while look into getting a mini portable mattress. We got one at my parents to go in the pack and play up there. AND it does wonders for them sleeping. Mine didn't like sleeping in the pack and play that much and would be up alot in the night, particularly after they did those first hard core sleeping hours. It's smaller than a regular crib mattress, and thinner too, but way better padding than just the thing that goes in there.