I have really tried to embrace this attachment parenting thing, you know, the baby wearing (best thing EVER!), the nursing on demand, the co-sleeping, etc. And I'm all for all this stuff, but last night I just needed a break. I prayed for just an hour or two sleeping by myself.
Enter the swaddler.
I have mixed emotions about the swaddler. It's like the swing, don't overdo it. We didn't really use one with Sadie, because I was sort of against them...but with Ezra, I wanted to try it. Last night, I was desperate for just a few hours to myself, so I wrapped him up in the swaddler and was SHOCKED that he just fell asleep IN.HIS.BED!
He slept for 3 hours, nursed for 10 minutes and then slept another 3 hours. And it was like the best night of sleep in my life!
I am so thankful for sleep.
You don't realize how much you need good sleep until you don't get it. And with a newborn, you just don't get it.