Saturday, May 23, 2009

Learning to Sleep

This shot was taken on a night when we got home late. Jax couldn't even make it through his bottle before falling fast asleep.
Jax had fallen asleep in his car seat and fell asleep again against my cheek as I took him up to bed.

Throughout Jaxon's life he has struggled with taking naps. He has been a good nighttime sleeper since about 3 months, but he could never quite get the hang of naps. When he was a newborn I would spend sometimes an hour trying to get him to sleep. When I finally got him down, he would sleep for twenty minutes tops before waking up again. Needless to say, I didn't get a lot done. From age 4 to 6 months, he started going down in his crib after only ten or fifteen minutes of pre-nap prep and would sleep for over thirty minutes. (I thought I was in heaven!) Then last week out of nowhere, he suddenly started to fall asleep on his own. I now can lay him in his crib when he is completely awake and he falls asleep on his own. No tears, no fuss, and he sleeps over an hour!!! I have no idea what has happened to my son, but I'll take it!


Shaela said...

oh heavens, I'm so glad he's sleeping better for you now!! My son was a tough sleeper too - hurray for Jax!!

Marc Daybell said...

Jax is obviously his Pops' grandson, huh? Sounds like he's mastering the manly art of falling asleep anywhere, for hours on end.

I know that ability has served ME well through the years - I'm thrilled he's picking it up!

By the way...what a handsome little dickens you have on your hands! Love you all!



chase said...

I fall asleep spontaneously too, sometimes. Well, most days at least once . . . or twice. I prefer to refer to it as postprandial somnolence. It just sounds more fitting for a grown adult.

The Daybells said...

He's so funny! We love the second picture of him. The 'oh I'm so tired' look just cracks us up!

tandtcarlson said...

You are so cute megan... your boy is too of course... it's amazing how they can fall asleep in any position! hope to catch-up with you soon! ngoi neih!

B +E + L said...

Happy Anniversary! How many years has it been?