Last night Scott and I developed a nightly routine for the babies in hopes that it would eventually prepare them for sleeping. We bathed them, fed them, swaddled them, and loved on them before laying them down awake in their cribs.
Not only did they fall asleep on their own, but they only woke for one night-time feeding at 2:30 a.m. Once they finished, we laid them both back in their cribs where they fell back asleep until 7 a.m. this morning. WOO HOO!!!
Now quite honestly, this is no surprise for Elias. He is such an easy baby. But Elsie, who my grandma dubbed "queen bee" is much more difficult. Most nights she will only sleep on my chest while I lay back in the recliner. Comfortable for her because she can sleep on her tummy and she doesn't pull out her arms, but not as comfortable for me as I long for my bed!
Maybe last night is the start of something great for Miss Elsie. We will be purchasing the special swaddling blanket for her today at Babies R Us on recommendation of Katie who has had success with Henry.
Now that they both finished eating again this morning I am going downstairs to enjoy some coffee and toast with the morning paper. So fabulous!
P.S. Emily also slept in until just a little while ago, which in itself is a feat for the otherwise 6 a.m. early riser!