For the past few days Drake has developed a new habit.
He doesn't want to be held or rocked to sleep for his naps/bedtime. He prefers that you don't hold him at all and that you just take him to his crib. He puts his head down and pops his fingers in his mouth, sucking them and closes his eyes. All I have to do now is just pat him on the butt for a minute or so, and he's out like a light.
I can't tell you what a BLESSING this is.
I was getting so frustrated and frazzled with all the crying and screaming when it came to nap time!
Now he just whines a little, letting me know he is sleepy, rubbing his eyes, then BAM! I put him in the crib and he is out.
It was a fluke really.
I only put him in his crib the first time because I was really getting agitated by his constant wailing in my ear and the throwing of my glasses and the pulling of my hair. I was starting to get a little cranky myself and I really wanted a nap too. So I just put him in his crib and told him Mommy needed a time out, just for a few moments. Please be good. And then he laid his little head down, his butt went in the air, and he fell asleep.
Since then, I've just been doing it and he is taking to it really well. I have no idea what changed or why, but I am not complaining! I love it.
Today he got upset at me while I was eating my all natural vanilla yogurt. He would look at me and cry every time I put the spoon to my mouth. So I took him in my lap and started feeding him some yogurt. The little piggy ate it all! At least I know he isn't picky hehe. He was also using an adult spoon and he was grabbing hold of it and guiding it into his mouth all on his own.
The kid isn't even 7 months old yet.
He amazes me on a daily basis.
Oh, and he crawls now. So constant vigilance is in order as I have to keep an eye on him. Man oh man is he quick!! But incredibly well behaved. If he has something he is not supposed to, I can tell him 'no that's not yours, let it go' and he usually does on the first time. I then give him one of his toys and all is right in his little world.
If you dont hear from me for another two weeks or so, it's because I am covered in yogurt keeping cords away from my baby as he laughs and tosses my glasses across the room for the dog to fetch and bring back. Who said being a stay at home mom wasn't fun? :D