The past couple of nights have been really rough sleep wise. I don't think I've ever been more happy about our choice to bed share. I cannot even imagine actually getting out of bed as many times as Ayden woke up. The thing is, he doesn't fully wake. It seems as though he's having nightmares. Every hour or so he'll start screaming and rolling around. He seems comforted by our touch and will resettle quickly but man it makes for a rough night. He finally settled enough around 6am to get us all about 2 consecutive hours of sleep which made a world of difference. We keep reminding ourselves that according to The Wonder Weeks, one of the side effects of Ayden's current leap can be nightmares so we are keeping our fingers crossed that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We are half way through this "stormy" period... He has also seemed to have a bit of a runny nose the past couple of days. It's clear and not terrible but it could be bothering him at night. David even suggested allergies? I don't suffer from seasonal allergies but David always did so perhaps he takes after him?
After Ayden woke up from his morning nap (about 45 minutes in his crib) we got ready for a family practice hike.
|One of the outfits from my consignment haul. |
He looks like such a big boy!
It went great! Ayden was almost silent for the first half of the hike, just taking it all in. Then he started babbling and enjoyed looking at and touching things as we passed by. He eventually fell asleep but the carrier doesn't really have a great place for him to lay his head so it was bobbling around until he finally gave in and rested his cheek on his hand.
When we got back to the car and David took the pack off, Ayden was still asleep and it looked so funny!
Here are a couple of other pictures from the hike:
|Ayden actually consumes most of his foods now!|
Here is the recipe for the cacao nib pork chops with butternut squash and spinach.
|Cute hand-me-down jacket from NY cousins!|
Maybe a bit girly, though?
Now I'm going to put away laundry and clean up the kitchen from dinner while I wait for David to get home. Fun, fun!