Monday, March 10, 2008

the problem with caleb...

is that he's always been a good sleeper. because of this, i haven't really had to work on sleep training with him. he has a 45-minute sleep cycle so he will either sleep 45 minutes or 1.5 hours. but, since that's always how it's been for him, i've never really had to teach him to go back to sleep when he wakes up. this is a problem when he only sleeps for a short time because he thinks that whenever he wakes up, it's time to get up. like yesterday, after church, he actually fell asleep in the car on the way home (which never happens) and slept for about 15 minutes. but then, when we got home and he woke up, he did NOT want to go back to sleep because, in his mind, he had already taken a nap. it took a long time to get him to go to sleep but finally he did and he slept 1.5 hours and felt a lot better afterward... if only he could understand that we really do know what's best for him!

1 comment:

debi said...

Caleb is such a cute little fellow. I would say he is beautiful but dads get a little sensitive about that word applied to their boys.
My youngest, Erin, is having her third baby in August. She has two boys already so we are kind of hoping for a girl but we don't really care. With Angel's two boys that makes four grandsons for us so we think we can handle another one!
I enjoy swinging over and reading your updates occasionally and seeing how much he is growing. Debi (Angel Smith's Mom)