Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Naptime Help Needed...

I implore all you moms out there to read this and offer your opinions and/or advice. I have an issue I need help with and I'm really at a loss at what to do (or if I even need to do anything at all).

The issue is the Bees naps. He naps in the afternoon, for about 2 hours. Sometimes he'll wake up after 40 minutes, make a little noise and go back to sleep by himself. Sometimes he'll make a lot of noise and that will be it for naptime for the day. The naps themselves are not a problem. He's getting plenty of sleep (10 - 12 hours at night, and then the 40min up to 3 hour nap during the day).

My dilema is this: As much as I have told my FIL (who watches Bee during the day while I work), that Bee needs to soothe himself and take naps on his own (which he does on weekends), he persists in lying down on the floor next to his crib and keeping him company (sometimes with his hand through the bars on the Bee). Then when Bee falls asleep, he leaves the room. Bee will nap about 2 hours this way. In the past when I've spoken to him about this he'll change his ways, and then go back to his way after about two weeks. It drives me absolutely mad.

I don't want Bee to grow dependent on having a "napping buddy" but I ask you: Is this harmful? Is this something I'm just being overly nitpicky about or is it something I need to stop? Why ingrain a habit we're only going to have to break later on, when perhaps it might be more difficult? I'm fortunate in the sense that I work right below where I live, so going into my home isn't a problem. It does interrupt my working day, but I'll do whatever it takes to do right by the Bee. I know my FIL loves my son dearly, but the man cannot bear to hear him cry, not for one minute.

Please, I'm begging you guys, what do you think? I'd sincerely appreciate your thoughts on this matter. Thank you in advance.

P.S.: I've got a taker for the formula. Thanks, DD for your response. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Anyone Need Some Formula?

In the midst of physical cleaning, I was holding onto some Enfa*mil L*ipil formula, but I realize now I will never use it before it expires (powder unopened expires July '08 and I've got an 8 oz can that expires 10/10/07). Plus, I've got an unopened sample box of the next step formula, from 9-24 mos. The Bee is well on his way, enjoying whole milk and I'd hate to see it go to waste.

Could anyone use this? Leave a comment or e-mail me at right.v.easy at gmail dot com. I'd love to help someone out!