Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Belated Monday post...

I thought I didn't like Monday when it meant returning to work for 5 days straight. Now I don't like Mondays because I have to convince Alex that he isn't going to be held all day...and how do you convince a newborn?

I'm noticing that Alex gets held most of the day on Sundays. Between going to church & visits from family, he gets pretty spoiled. I can't be rude & tell friends/family not to hold him. He's a baby, and he's fun to snuggle. There's no way I'm telling them not to cuddle my boy. It makes Mondays really tough, though. He cried every second that he wasn't in my arms yesterday.

By the way, at what point does a baby learn to fall asleep on his own? They say you can't spoil a newborn, but I don't want to train Alex to think that he'll always be rocked or cuddled to sleep.

Bunco was last night, so Alexander came along. (Daddy got a night to relax at home!) Alex fell asleep in the car on the way there, so I left him sleeping in his seat for the first hour and a half. (out of my arms!) After that, he was passed around the group while we played. I was exhausted, and almost called to say I'd just stay home, but I'm so glad I went. It was good to get out and spend time with friends! :)

1 comment:

Allison said...

I always rock/rocked my girls to sleep as babies. It naturally happened, because I would nurse them before bed & out they would go. I never break them of it until they are fully weaned & off bottles too (I allow them bottles after a year when they're weaned, but no more by 18 months at the latest). I do it gradually. I just try to look at it as a season of life. Just a short time when they need Mommy (or Daddy). It makes them feel safe and comfortable. They're only teeny tiny for a short time. The day will come that they don't need you anymore, and you'll long for those cuddle days. Enjoy them & let it be, from my experience.