Thursday, May 12, 2005


I noticed something this past week. I think that Jonathan is learning that nighttime is for sleeping. Previously, when we wanted to go to bed we pretty much had to wait until Jonathan fell asleep. If he wasn’t asleep pretty completely, he would just wake up as soon as we got in bed, and then he’d cry and we’d have to hold his pacifier for him until he fell back asleep. Or nurse him more, even though I know he’d really had enough to eat. But for the past two nights, when we’ve gone to bed he’s been wide awake, and we just settled him between us and cuddled him, and he went to sleep along with us. So…is that a fluke, or is this a learned behavior? I hope that he’s learning that bed and darkness mean it’s time to sleep!

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