Hi Readers! I’m so sorry for not blogging lately. It seems that life has taken over my internet time lately – which I guess is not a bad thing. We’ve been enjoying the beautiful weather here in Toronto – spending lots of time outdoors both early in the morning and later in the evening. I love spring/summer and all the extra daylight but it has really been putting a damper on Dylan’s sleep. He’s up early in the morning (sometimes before 6….yikes!!) and generally goes to sleep late too (sometimes 9 or 10pm!!). We’ve been going for early morning walks and evening bike rides. We just bought Dylan a new tricycle and he is in love!
So here’s a little co-sleeping update. Up until recently, Dylan would always wake up and was in our bed by 11 pm. However….there has been a major change in his sleeping behaviour and he now stays in his own bed without waking til 2, or 3, or sometimes even 5! Maybe it’s due to all the extra time outdoors, or maybe his sleep is just maturing. When he wakes up he walks into our room and climbs into bed with us and we cuddle til the morning. This happened with no prompting at all on my part.
So I have to say a major HAHA to all those nay-sayers that said that if we let Dylan sleep with us he’d never learn to sleep on his own. I’m proud of the fact that we have always met Dylan’s needs at night and never forced him to “self-soothe” (whatever than means) or cry-it-out.
I’m sure someday he will sleep in his bed all the way until it’s time to wake up in the morning. Until then, I will enjoy our early morning snuggles.