Cold Turkey

The boys are no longer being swaddled (except in dire circumstances, like a major freakout) as of this morning. Yesterday and today, I’ve found them magically out of the Miracle Blankets, and they’re basically wrapped around their necks. Kind of scary. So executive decision, no swaddles for sleeping.

They seem to be ok, but not totally contented while napping. I have no idea what the night will be like, but LOOK, it’s Friday, which means Adam can deal with any crazy wake up. Heh heh.

I have to put socks on Will’s hands. (skip this next bit if you’re squeemish) There was an episode of House a couple weeks ago where a woman had an itch on her head that would not go away, and she kept scratching ans scratching until she scratched right through her skull. Gross. Well, after Will had managed to get his hands free yesterday morning, that’s basically what he started to do. Poor thing was clawing at the side of his head and left some deep scratches. A little neosporine, and they look way better. But even with ultra short fingernails and a heavy coating of both hydrocortisone and Aquaphor, he was still itchy enough to do some damage. So now he’s suffering the indignity of wearing socks on his hands. Adam want to get little baby boxing gloves.

One Response to “Cold Turkey”

  1. Mommy, Esq. - March 14, 2009

    Here’s how I got my kids to nap longer than 45 mins – Penny is swaddled and IN A BOPI in a crib – so she can’t get out of swaddle. Ned sleeps on his tummy and has since he was 14 or 15 weeks old despite not rolling. He just sleeps SO MUCH better that way. And I instituted a min nap amt and made him CIO. Tough to do but worked. Also, sleep them in different rooms (Penny is in the pack n play in guest room). Good luck!

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