This is what I look like right now. This shows how I feel right now. Tired. Worn out. At the end of my rope.
For the past few days, hubs and I have been trying to get Dylan to sleep unswaddled. He started out in his Miracle Blanket (the name says it all), and when he started pulling a Harry Houdini and managed to wiggle out, we graduated him to the Woombie.
Now, he has started rolling around like crazy in his crib.
This causes problems, because he always ends up on his tummy, doesn't have his arms available to hold him up, and hasn't figured out that all he has to do is turn his head. Also, we've had him in a sleep positioner, but he even rolls over that! He's got crazy back-arching skills which allow him to roll over large things.
So, back to the no-swaddle. Poor lamb is so used to having his arms restricted during sleep that he doesn't know what to do now that they're free. He can't fall asleep, because he feels so different. We've tried everything to help him- rocking him to sleep (a big no-no in my book, since we want him to be able to fall asleep on his own), only swaddling his legs, wrapping him in a loose blanket swaddle that he could eventually wriggle out of.... and I'm at a loss.
It took us over an hour and a half to get him to take his evening nap. Dylan just couldn't fall asleep and was getting so over tired trying to sleep that he just had a meltdown.
Any suggestions on how we can get through this naptime/bedtime nightmare?
Me and Dangerboy in happier times.