Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Implications of Growing

We have reached a new realm in Silas' development, one which seemed so excellent in the beginning but has apparently come with some tiring implications. The best news is that Silas is healthy and is growing like crazy! He's crawling all over the place in a commando-style belly scoot, and typically it's across the room, AWAY from his toys to various excitements such as electrical outlets, computer cords, or a forgotten cell phone. I hear it gets even crazier when they start walking.  Even for now, gone are the days when I laid him in one place and he was still there when I returned ten minutes later.

Along with his ability to crawl has come his ability to push himself into a sitting position. I have waited for this ability for months, hoping each morning for the day that I would go in to get him and actually find him sitting in his crib playing with a stuffed animal. Well, he does this marvelously now, numerous times each day...and night. What I never considered with this feat, however, is the necessary ability to get himself FROM the sitting position BACK down to his tummy or side, a move that he has not yet mastered.  What this means is that several times in the middle of the night he cries out because he has gotten himself to sitting and is not able to get himself back to lying down so that he can sleep. It's the very antithesis of "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"  Each night at 2:30, 3:00, 3:45, 5:30, 6:15, and 7:00 Silas cries, and if you listen close enough, what you can hear is "Help! I've gotten up and I can't get back down!"  We used to enjoy most nights of the week as he slept through the night without so much as a peep, and now one of us is trudging from our bedroom to the nursery to lay him back down and pull his blanket over him, so that he can immediately fall back to sleep (which he does).

Man, oh man, what a stinker. =)

1 comment:

  1. I am loving reading about life in the Potter it Silas' adventures or your determination to become a runner. It makes me smile and miss you all. Hugs to that sweet boy of yours whom I can't wait to meet some day!

    P.S. Hopefully Silas will get the laying down from sitting thing quickly (my niece actually fell asleep sitting up in her crib one in all things with parenthood - it is just a stage, albeit a very sleep-deprived one :).