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Weekend reading: June 25, 2016

sleeping baby

From Instagram: This is becoming a habit.

While baby sleep has never really been my strength as a parent, this guy really threw us for a loop. On our first night home from the hospital, at just 24 hours old, he flat out refused to sleep anywhere except my arms, a pattern that has continued for much of his first 8 months.

I’ve considered everything from online sleep courses to sleep consultants, but my gut has told me that a) some of this is just his temperament and not parenting and b) I am not willing to entirely give up holding him while he sleeps, which would be a prerequisite for training him to not rely on me for sleep. And so we’ve just kept plugging along.

Over the past couple of weeks, though, I’ve been reminded of what I knew deep down…eventually babies learn to sleep on their own. Without a whole lot of fanfare or fuss, I am now able to move him from my arms or nap to the bed in the early part of the night, where he’ll sleep for as much as 5 hours before he needs me. The rest of the night is still a bit of a mess, but it’s progress! Now to convince myself to go to sleep when he does so I can start catching up on some sleep…

What I’m readingWindfallen by Jojo Moyes, Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, and Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning by Oliver & Rachel DeMille

What I’m thinking about (with an extra category this week because there was just so much good stuff!):

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On putting your phone in its place

Let it go, let it go!

  • Ten Ways Intentionally Living Small Can Improve Your Life | Smallish

For the love of books

It doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful

Have a great weekend!

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