I hesitate to ever write anything about sleep since it always seems to change as soon as you write something (hence why I still haven’t written about the kids sharing a room even though we did that change months ago – overall it’s going great!)… but I thought I’d pop in with a quick update about Mister Harvey’s sleep while I have a minute.
In preparation for going to Minnesota for 10 days in August, we started weaning Harvey off of swing naps in mid-July at about 6 months old. However, we kept one of the swings around (the one upstairs in our bedroom) to use in emergencies…aka, the 5am wakeup when you REALLY want another hour of sleep or the 1pm nap where big sister is throwing a fit and he REALLY needs to sleep. He was mostly sleeping in the crib at that point anyway, and we knew he was getting close to the age where we would have to do away with the swing completely, but it was a guaranteed 3 hr midday nap if we had something we needed to get done, and it was the key for the extra hour here and there in the early morning on an as-needed basis, so we held on as long as we could.
On September 6th (just before he turned 8 months old), I walked into the bedroom and saw this…
However, I continued down my path of denial that swing naps were a thing of the past.
Then yesterday I got home from work and our Nanny told us that she had walked into the room to see him trying to launch himself out of the front of it, and thankfully the lap strap was holding him in – JUST SO BARELY. He literally had a mark across his chest from it. Little shit. 😉
So ya, the swing is coming down this weekend, and I guess we’ll be moving on to our next bag of tricks.
Regarding nighttime sleep, for 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW (*knocking on all the wood*) Harvey has slept through the night! We’re talking 7:30-8:00 pm until 5:30-6:30 am! I’d love if it moves more consistently towards that 6:30 wakeup time so I can actually workout and shower in the morning before the kids get up, but DAMN if it doesn’t feel great to sleep through the night again!