Here's the play by play:
We woke up for the day around 8am. Ayden had his window time, hung out in his bouncy seat while I had breakfast, hung out in the swing while I showered and hung out in his rock 'n play sleeper while I got ready. He was awake and happy the whole time (requesting to nurse a couple of times in there) and listened to me sing along with my favorites playlist. We were just hanging out together and it was wonderful.
When I finished getting ready he was ready to nurse again and this time fell asleep afterwards. I just sat in the glider soaking up every sweet moment: Listening to his uneven sleepy breaths, watching his little eyes twitch and mouth smirk while he dreamt, feeling his soft hair and smelling his sweet smell. A moment I hope to remember forever and also hope to repeat many times over!
I finally decided that I needed to be somewhat productive so I strapped him into the Moby where he continued his nap for the next couple of hours while I tackled some housework. When he woke, I changed and fed him then put him back in his rock 'n play sleeper to give him a stretch break from the Moby. I put my music back on and sang to him while I put away some clothes. I walked out of the closet to discover that he had fallen asleep on his own (with no sensory input!). He only slept for about 20 minutes but I'll consider it a small victory!!
|Napping all by himself!!|
Maybe it's too much to ask but I'm kind of hoping tonight goes as stellar as today did, maybe sleep in 4 hour stretches... Hey, a girl can dream can't she??? ;)
I know that not everyday can be like today but it really was so great that I wanted to type out the play by play. It might be nice to come back and read it on our next fussy day :).