Babies aren’t supposed to sleep on their tummies, but when they’re over-stimulated and there’s nothing you can do to calm them down, besides putting them on their tummies, then it’s happening! I think this was from two days ago – which was by far the hardest day we’ve had (we had a terror of a child at our house wreaking serious havoc on both boys).
Yes – he’s on his tummy, in the swing. He was so happy!
This is my contribution to the Monday Snapshot over at PAIL Bloggers.
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
July 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm
I wish we would have just put Avery on her tummy from the beginning. She wouldn’t sleep unless it was on her tummy. But we were so worried about it that we would only let her sleep on us on her tummy. It was a terrible 6 months. Then she learned how to roll over and would roll onto her tummy and we let it be. She finally started sleeping (kind of).
Do what you need to do!
July 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Ha, I never would have thought to put him on his tummy in the swing, but whatever works!! Hope those days are few and far between.
July 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Whatever works! He’s precious
July 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Molly is a tummy sleeper now. Apparently it’s the more natural position.
July 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm
Yep, whatever position Bryson is most comfortable, stick to that for sure!
July 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm
I’m a tummy sleeper and at 26 weeks pregnant I’m still sleeping on my belly. Raegan is a tummy sleeper. She didn’t like her back as an infant. Only if she’s so exhausted she doesn’t have the energy to move does she stay on her back now. Mostly I find her on her belly. I’m ALL for tummy time, awake or asleep. As long as you keep an eye on them and watch for distress…go for it. But I’d probably get in big trouble at work if I told a parent taking home a preemie that. (for the record, I never have said that a parent of a patient) But I know they’re going to do what they need to in order to keep their child calm and well rested. Good for you for finding a way to calm the poor little one down!
July 23, 2013 at 1:46 am
What a cutie. He looks very happy indeed.
July 23, 2013 at 4:48 am
GOOD! Whatever works is RIGHT! I would let Sofia nap on her tummy next to me sometimes, because it was the only way to get peace. And if that’s what her little body needed, then who am I to insist on something different? And as soon as she learned to roll over that’s how she always slept!
July 24, 2013 at 12:37 am
Snuggle bug! You do what ya gotta. 😉
July 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm
Aww, such a cute little guy! 🙂