Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dear Swaddle,

Please forgive me. I've been a silly, silly fool for abandoning you months ago. Little Patrick struggled and fought against you so, and always managed to break free of your grasp. I have pictures of him, just weeks old, with both arms flung up over his head as he slept. I just figured, hey, he loves to have his arms free; he'll be okay. I did notice how much he startled in his sleep when he was just weeks old, and thought it was cute. But now, now we're working on sleeping in the big boy crib. Through the night. With (cross my fingers) only one wake up to nurse through the night. But the poor boy still startles. I was watching him fall asleep the other night, and I swear he startled 5 or 6 times, each time as he was slipping into a deep sleep, as his arms slid off his chest. That was when I knew. I knew that it was time to try You again. So, try You again I have. Okay, I'm slightly cheating. He only has one arm swaddled in, because he does love to suck on his fingers. And I truly think it's helping!! He's startling less, which I think helps him fall asleep easier. So thank you! If God blesses DH and I with any more children (hopefully someday!) I promise I will not abandon you again.
Rookie Mama

1 comment:

  1. We had the same experience -- we quickly abandoned the swaddle because my child seemed to hate it so. Then at 10 weeks we rediscovered it and I think it saved our lives. I wish I had known how to make him happy in it in our early days together...
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