Getting Luke to Bed

Friday, May 22, 2009
Getting Luke to bed is getting easier. He has definitely gotten into a routine where between 8:30 and 9:30 at night he is ready for bed. Around this time he starts to cry, but it isn't as forceful/annoying as his hungry cry. Very simply we make him a bottle, bring him upstairs, feed him in a dark room, hold him for a bit, and then lay him down. Luke doesn't even fall asleep in my arms anymore. The longer I hold him the more uncomfortable he seems to get. The whole process takes around 30 minutes which is in sharp contrast to the hour it used to take. Unfortunately the time between feedings hasn't lengthened yet. He still goes a maximum of 3 1/2 hours between feedings. So that is roughly three feedings after we put him to bed.