For the first time since we brought Simon home from the hospital, he slept through the night last night. I define sleeping through the night as a solid 6+ hour stretch of sleep at a time when J and I are also sleeping. I hope that I am not jinxing anything by putting this out in the blogosphere, but PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING, Simon!!!
7PM to 11:45 (eat) and 12:10 – 6:15AM. Seriously, I WILL TAKE IT. So so so proud of the little man. Now let’s just keep this progress going!
We’ve been doing a solid bedtime routine since Simon was about 4 or 5 weeks old. We knew that it was critical to establish a bedtime routine early on to create good sleep habits and although the sleep is only now improving, I am happy that we’ve got the routine down.
The routine lasts about 45 minutes, including nursing and Simon is always in his crib “for the night” by 7/7:15.
Our bedtime ritual ALWAYS involves at least one story, usually 2. We (ok, I) have some favorites that I reach for over and over again.
All of these are books that I could read over and over again – they’re well written, cute / funny and many of them have beautiful illustrations.
I’m continually on the hunt for great books – I’d actually say that I am sort of book obsessed. I look for books wherever we go and I order them online. Simon was lucky enough to be enrolled in his Aunt Cristin’s monthly book club when he was born, so she gives him a shiny new book every month, which is super fun.
What children’s books are on your list of favorites?