For the past several weeks, Levi has had a tough time getting to sleep at night. Tonight began no differently. Instead of falling asleep during his final feeding, he was bright and cheerful and no longer hungry. I quietly carried him around our dimly-lit home for awhile, then we sat in the rocking chair. Levi started happily talking to himself, showing no signs of being sleepy. I decided to see what happened if I laid him in his crib that way. What a surprise! After a few minutes of talking to himself, he quieted down. After another five minutes I ventured in to see if he was asleep. He was! He went to sleep all by himself! No crying, no tireless rocking, no endless feeding.
But. . . .
He was laying on his stomach with his face in the corner of the mattress and the crib bumper. He was breathing just fine, but it made me nervous. I moved him out into the center of the crib, but I left him on his tummy because I was afraid of waking him up. Tummy sleeping is a big no-no nowadays . . . but he actually went to sleep! Oh boy. What are we going to do with this guy?