All Smiles & "Giggles"
This is the first week I've heard Gage make a noise as he smiles. It's the absolute best thing I've witnessed so far as a mother! I managed to capture it on video. I'm sharing it even though I found I'm the one who looks a bit silly (but it was worth it!).
Making Returning to Work a Little Easier
I knew I'd cry… I just knew it! And sure enough, as I got ready to head back to work for the first time I found myself tearing up. Which when I think about it, is strange because I was only going to be gone about two hours and I have left Gage before to run errands and had no problem with that. I think part of it is that I love getting him to sleep and as I left he was wide awake. And it didn't make it any easier the next night when Nick told me Gage screamed and screamed before he could finally get him to fall asleep.
Then one of my coworkers (who has a 1 year old) told me what worked for them. They would give their son a bath, read to him, then give him milk and it would knock him out. Well that was the trick! For the last four nights I've been doing that and I've managed to get Gage to sleep before 8:30. And for the last 2 nights he's only woken up once - WooHoo! When I looked at the clock this morning and it said 4:15, I actually wanted to wake up my husband and say ‘Look! He's been sleeping for almost 8 hours!' I wanted to share my excitement with someone (but I waited until the sun had come up). I have to say it has made it so much easier having him asleep when I leave for work. Here's hoping for another good night!