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Monday, July 25, 2011

Nicholas: 5 Weeks

When I was little, I had a doll whose eyes were open when she was upright, and then her eyelids closed when she laid down.

Nicholas is the exact opposite of this doll. I feel like we have taken several steps backward this week. He is perfectly content being held and will fall asleep easily, then his eyes pop open the second I put him in his bassinet to sleep. Another favorite trick of his is to pretend to be asleep in his bassinet just until mommy gets comfy in bed, then he starts grunting and fussing and wants to stay awake for another 2 hours. His extreme need to suck is back and when he's awake, he constantly wants his pacifier. That is the only way to get him to fall asleep when we're not holding him, but then the pacifier keeps falling out and we have to put it back in his mouth immediately or he will start crying.

Here are some pictures from this week:

This might be my favorite shot yet

First pair of shorts


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Melissa McMommy said...

We've seen the video and we've used some of the tips. The problem is Nicholas doesn't cry much when he's awake in his bassinet--he just lays there and looks around and makes noises. So if he's wide awake, the tips don't work to make him sleepy. And now that he's getting stronger, he hates his arms to be swaddled. If we swaddle him, he keeps himself awake by punching and fighting his way out.

The only thing that makes him sleepy again is being held and using a pacifier, but we can't put him to bed with a pacifier because it constantly falls out of his mouth and wakes him up.

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