Tuesday, July 07, 2009

So I've Been Thinking a Lot About Sleep...

Well, we finally did it.  We finally set up the crib.  Up until now, we have been sharing our bed with Griffin every night.  It works pretty good, except that it's only a queen size bed, and Jai and I are pretty big  people, and Griffin mostly likes sleeping with his arms straight out to the sides.  Plus for the first month, I felt a pretty constant need to be able to hear him breathing.  That's a little paranoid, I know, but he had so much trouble breathing for the first week, and it was terrifying.  So now we have set up the crib with one side lowered, pushed right up against the bed.  Griffin likes falling asleep sucking on my finger (whatever works!) so I can still reach him whenever I need to, and I can still hear him breathe.  But hopefully Jai and I will be a little more comfortable.  Last night was the first test.  My night was no worse than usual, and Jai said he slept great.  So we'll see.  I've got my fingers crossed that this is an arrangement that will suit all involved.

So far, Griffin seems to really like his new bed.

And who wouldn't with that gorgeous quilt and matching sheet that Jai's Mom made for him?

Sweet dreams, indeed.  Here's hoping.

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'  
-Stephen Wright


Christie, Mike and Brynn said...

Hi guys, that's weird I put a comment up yesterday and it said it posted, but it's not there now. So it goes.

So I've been off computers for about a week so it was great to see all the updates! Also I was looking for cloth diaper advice. Now that Brynn isn't flying through diaper sizes I was thinking it might be a good idea. Any recommendations? Christie

Anonymous said...

Nice talking to you earlier, now I'm catching up on this cutest ever little man. Love the hats - guess he is going to just like Dad & Grandpa, never without a head coverng. Here's hoping indeed that the new bed translates to better nights sleep for all of you.
Love Mom (Grandma)