Sunday, May 10, 2009

Precious Sleep

Any of you who have read my blog during the past 2 years know that my eldest son has difficulty with sleep (falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking peacefully from sleep). For the past 3 weeks or so, I have been able to help him fall asleep without any hourly screaming sessions. No I have not been sitting with him or driving him around until he finally drifts off. We've just found a system the two of us.

Now nap time has been a different story. My guess is that this is in part because I only do the naptime bit with him on weekends. All other days he takes naps at daycare. Today Dean had a particularly difficult time. When he all was finally quiet, I sent Lucas in to cover Dean with some blankets. Here's how he found corner of the closet. A little bit funny, and a little bit sad. Ok, mostly funny. I had to leave the room quickly so that I didn't wake him up with my laughter.

Also, here's the new addition for my momma's garden. She has a stepping stone for every grandchild, or will when I finally mail this one. The wet section in the middle is his footprint. Hard to tell in the photo


Anonymous said...

oh my precious grandsons!

Leah said...

My mother's favorite story is that i feel asleep leaning against a ladder once. She couldn't find me.
I think it is a really cute photo.

Julie said...

I laughed out loud when I saw the picture of Dean. When we transitioned Ryan to his big boy bed he would fall asleep curled up behind the door to the point where we had to shove him out of the way to get back into the room to put him in bed.