Thursday, March 05, 2009

Another Blog Carnival and Alex's Sleep Habits

Well the sleeping around these parts has gotten a tiny bit better. That's it, just a tiny bit. In fact I'm not even sure if it is "better" or not. After trying countless techniques, nothing seemed to be working. Then after talking to my SIL Julie it dawned on me. She was telling me about how they had to stop giving their daughter naps because otherwise she would be up until 11:00 or later. I thought seriously...can I give up naps? He is only 29 months old! Plus, he gets super whiny and turns into Mr. Crankypants when we skip a nap. My lovely SIL suggestion: just let him sleep for 30 - 45 minutes.

The past couple of days that has been my goal. Some days it is really easy, like when we are going somewhere because he will sleep in the car and that is it. Others he is just so exhausted he falls asleep on the floor. However, it seems to work. He has been going right to bed without getting out. The problem is he has still been waking up at night. I'm hoping that he is waking up only because he has a cold and needs his nose wiped. Only time will tell.

Now, onto the blog carnival. 5 Minutes for Mom is focusing on simple things that any Mom can do. Since I like to pretend that I am a good photographer, I figure practice, practice, practice can only make me better! This weeks tip was filling the frame. Here is my before shot of Alex after he passed out on the floor the other night. Notice how sloppy it looks? Your eyes are drawn to the toys around him.
Here is a full frame shot of his face. Much cleaner and sweeter looking! In this shot you notice his hand on his face and how it looks like he was playing cars until he couldn't take it anymore!



9 comments:

Lolli said...

I love the close up! So sweet!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Oh what a great difference - and both pictures are adorable, but the close up is just a whole new level of cuteness! :)

Hailey said...

here from 5m4m photography. love the pictures!

Upstatemomof3 said...

What a great close up of his sweet little sleeping face!

Destini said...

Great photo, the close-up definitely makes a huge difference! I'll have to stop by that site to get some tips too! Hope Alex starts sleeping through the night soon!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

Love it! NOthing is sweeter then little ones' sleeping.
Thanks for sharing. I invite you to check out mine too!

Tonya said...

Very cute!!! What an angel!

Greene Family said...

I'm glad the sleeping is a tiny bit better, and hopefully, it will be even better when his cold clears up! Great close up photo - so sweet!

Kim said...

Love the close up! You are getting great at this photography thing! I would love to take classes.
Anyway as for the sleeping I told you that Preston went through this crap sleeping phase-it lasted a while but now he has gotten much better. That being said, I hate the wake ups in the middle of the night to go potty. I really am looking forward to the independence stage! One step at a time I guess! :-)