Im a very scheduled person. My iphone is filled with appointments, reminders, playdates, daycare etc. (otherwise the mommy brain forgets) my kids well... they are pretty regimented. Same meal times nap times bedtimes. It works for us. I like knowing whats next. i think they do too.
Anyways. My next dilemma The swaddle. I have always believed a baby needs to be swaddled. I still do. BUT i have never met a child who fights it so fiercely as my DD. i know she s=would love nothing more in the world (besides milk) to be unswaddled. Im deathly afraid of it though. She sleeps so well (until she realizes she cant move her arms) then struggles and fights till she gives up and goes back to sleep. With my DS i kept him swaddled till after we sleep trained him. Then i had to train him again. Ive tried with one arm out and with both out and she flails around like shes doing a dance. Ive tried the woombie and the swaddle me. the swaddle me is tighter and the woombie she gets her little arms out of. I have an internal debate of what to do. I havent figured it out yet. I keep saying "ok next nap im gonna let her be free" then i chicken out and put her in it. AHHHH.... i hate change. Im so scared of it. Mainly cause i know shes doing so well that i dont want to screw it up. Sometimes she just screams because she's confined and fights harder then ive ever seen a child fight (guess i now know what people mean when they say their kids hated to be swaddled... ANOTHER lesson learned!!!!) except i refuse to give it up. (yet)
When did you unsawaddle?