Sleep time 1- I sat right next to his bed and didn't say a word while he fell asleep.
Sleep time 2-I moved a couple feet closer to the door and did the same thing.
Sleep time 3-I moved right next to the door and did the same thing.
Sleep time 4- I moved outside the door and left the door open pretty wide. I reminded him I was there and then was quiet.
Sleep time 5- I closed the door a little more and stayed outside of it.
Sleep time 6-I closed the door almost all the way and reminded him I was right there.
He is now staying in his bed to sleep! For the bulk of the night/nap. Usually he'll wake up at some point in the wee morning hours, cry for a couple minutes, and run to the door. We started closing the door and locking it when we go to bed, so he can't get out. We've had a couple mornings of crying for 10-20 minutes, but then he falls asleep again. It's way better than him sleeping on the floor the entire night!
Naps are still a little tricky. He stays in his bed the whole time, but since we took the binky away, when he wakes up after an hour or 1.5 hours, he freaks out and then cries until I get him. He's always taken a 3 hour nap (or longer), and I think he still needs it, so I've been letting him cry in his room until the 3 hours are up. Hopefully things will improve as time goes on. He's been completely binkyless for a week!
Yeah, I know it's washed out, the flash on my camera is 1,000 times too bright.
But we were watching Lorax and eating popcorn and he was just dang cute.
So how am I doing?
Well, after 4 weeks of battling a cold, I'm finally feeling better. Today marks week 5 since all of this started. I was pretty miserable the first week, then felt a little better, then got much worse, then I got an amazing Priesthood blessing from my husband.
As soon as he finished the blessing, I felt an immediate change. A couple of the things that he said were: "Heavenly Father has been waiting for you to come and ask for a blessing." and then the most profound and powerful experience I've had, "Be healed." I knew that I had done all I knew how to do to help my body fight the sickness and overcome. I had finally gotten to the point that I needed Divine Intervention to help with the rest. I know that Priesthood blessings come directly from God and that my husband is just a mouthpiece. I also have a firm testimony that when we strive to do all we can, then turn to the Lord and ask for help, He will make up the difference.
I felt an immediate change after the blessing, but it still took several days for my body to completely recover. I feel almost 100% me again and have seen the progress my body has made in eradicating the sickness. I am so grateful!!!!
As far as the pregnancy, since people keep asking, the second trimester for me is a piece of cake. It was with Bubs and it's the same with this little guy. I'm never sick, I'm not super tired, I have lots of energy, I feel happy, and I can function completely normal. I feel very blessed that pregnancy is so easy for me, the majority of the time, and when it's tougher it's definitely not manageable.
I'm still working on the emotional joys and excitement of being pregnant and seeing my body change, but each day is getting better. I'm trying to focus on what a miracle it is and how beautiful and wonderful of a blessing I have to carry a child and bring a Spirit into the world and into our family.
I had a dream last night I had to get a c-section because my doctor wasn't there and the other doctor was impatient and wanted the baby out. I woke up a little anxious and I'm feeling more anxious about preparing for the actual labor and delivery part. Ugh.
Anyway, I now hear my sweet munchkin playing with the dog in his room. It hasn't been as long of a nap as I would've liked, but he's not crying, so that's something to be happy about.