I can't remember if I talked about it here or on Twitter, but we joined a MOPS group recently. It is so great to have a place to go to connect with other moms, and this group of ladies is wonderful! Last week a girl by the name of Missy spoke. She shared the story of unexpectedly losing her precious 5 year old daughter Leightyn just last month. You can read all about it on her blog, and I encourage you to go visit it. She is such a strong woman and truly an inspiration. I feel fortunate to be able to join a group of such neat & caring ladies. If you're in the Fort Smith area and are interested in possibly joining, email me and I'd be glad to give you details! Here is my handsome little Bubs before heading out to MOPS this morning.
So here's the swaddling situation. Manny has always loved to be swaddled. Like totally addicted to it. As in, it can be 110 degrees outside and he won't fall asleep unless he's swaddled. Well, now that he's rolling so much we decided it's time to stop swaddling him. So we got a sleep sack and tried that, but he will NOT fall asleep in that, so we decided we'd "wean" him by just leaving one arm out at first, and still swaddling his lower body. We have done that the past 3 nights and it's hysterical to watch him fall asleep...it looks like he's doing the tomahawk chop (Florida State anyone?) because he just keeps moving that arm up and down until he finally falls asleep! Nonetheless, he is doing better and not waking himself up as often, so I planned on removing the other arm tonight...that is, until this morning when I found him sleeping on his stomach! I nearly fainted. Yes, I know there are lots of babies that sleep on their stomach and are fine, but it just makes me a bit nervous. So I've rambled on this long to say this: should I still swaddle him and leave his arms out, or go ahead and transition him to a sleep sack? If so, any advice on the best way to do that? I'm assuming it's going to be one of those situations where it will take a few days to adjust, but I'd love to know what worked (or didn't!) for you, and also any tips on keeping him from sleeping on his stomach. I know there's only so much I can do if he prefers that, but just thought I'd ask. Thanks my dears! :)