Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My little girl knows what she wants!

One of the things I have been worrying about lately is transitioning Hannah out of her swing.  She started sleeping part of the night in it pretty early on (she was too small for it at first) and for the past 5 or so weeks since I went back to work she has slept most of the night in it, in our room.  I have been fretting about getting her used to sleeping on her back on a non-moving surface, when the swing is so cozy and relaxing.  (This would be in the co-sleeper, never mind the crib in her room, which I am very much not ready for.)  Honestly, I didn't want to go through the rough nights while she adjusts to the co-sleeper so I have been putting it off.

Well, last night I put Hannah to bed in the swing at 9:20 like every night.  By 9:50 she was crying.  She never does this.  Most nights she sleeps straight through 5:30 if not 6 or even 7.  Once or twice she has been up as early as 12 or 1 but it is very rare.  I walked her around, she snuggled into my neck (God I love when she does that!) and I put her back in the swing.  She cried.  I took her out and nursed her again.  Put her back and she cried.  By now it's after 11 and I need to get to bed myself.  I call Steve upstairs, and ask him to work his magic walking-around powers on her while I get ready for bed.  I'm thinking this is going to be a long night.  A few minutes later he comes downstairs, and announces that she is asleep - in the co-sleeper.  Again, I'm thinking it's going to be a long night.  There is no way she is going to last in there.

I finally go to sleep around 11:30 and when my alarm goes off at 6 I'm amazed to see Hannah snoozing away right next to me.  She eats and goes right back to sleep until after I leave at 7:30.  Nanny reports that she is refusing the swing for naps today, and sleeping in the crib.  I guess that's that!  Her mind is made up and she's not changing it.  Much like her parents, I'm afraid.