I feel like an idiot over this whole sleeping thing with Matthew. I have always thought that he was a 6:00 AM riser – that that was just how he was. He has been creeping that time back (earlier and earlier) every day and a couple days ago, I said, “we just need to let him fuss and see if he resolves it himself.” I didn’t have the heart to do it – I mean – he got up at 6:15 yesterday and that was really good for him!
But this morning? He cried at 5:15. He stood up in his crib (never a good sign), and I said, “let’s just wait a second and see.” He was back down and asleep within a minute. A MINUTE. That goes to show you how quickly we were running to him when he woke up around 6:00. He then slept until 6:40. He woke up happy. Chipper. Elated! He spent the entire morning pleasant and cheerful, versus tired and cranky. He went down for his nap at 10:15 just perfectly – and slept for an hour and a half.
I’ve been letting this poor baby get up too early. SHAME ON ME! He didn’t want to be up that early any more than we did.
Major fail on our part – but oh well. It’s not the first… and it won’t be the last 😉