Monday, August 17, 2009

Small Victories

As I've said before, baby spent most of the first two weeks sleeping on people. The only times she didn't was in the isolette at the hospital. We've since been working on getting her to sleep in the PnP in our room overnight, but haven't been putting her down much during the day. It's just so tempting to snuggle her!!!

Today, however, is the first time DH has gone to work, leaving me alone for a longer duration than ever. This means I need to find a way to use the bathroom and eat lunch...which just wasn't going to happen with a baby sleeping on me. My second option was going to be trying out the sling (haven't tried it yet), but first I wanted to try swaddling her after a feeding. DH is typically out swaddler, so I wasn't sure I could accomplish it without her freaking out. Not only did I successfully swaddle her, but she's been sleeping in her PnP in the living room (yes, we have two) for 15 minutes now! Even if she woke at this point, I would consider it a victory :) I've already peed and eaten lunch, so if she decided to wake up, I could hold her until DH returns (he's only working half days this week).

Now to work on figuring out the best tactic to get out of the house (besides for a walk)...

6 comments:

Mrs. Hammer said...

It sounds like you are doing wonderful!

crrv said...

It's the small victories and baby steps that will give you the confidence to do more and more. Congrats mama!

Andrea said...

Woo hoo! So glad you're getting into a routine.

But I can totally understand, an infant sleeping on your chest is so adorable :)

tbonegrl said...

That is a great small victory to celebrate! The small victories are really the big ones in disguise!

tbonegrl said...

I should add: once you master the sling, taking a walk will be a piece of cake!

Danica said...

Sounds like everything is going well! HUGS