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Baby slept through the night: Part 2

Sick Maggie sleeping propped upImagine my terror this morning when I woke up and Maggie was not in the bed. The immediate thoughts that ran through my mind was that the audio coming across the Foscam 8910W had stopped and she’d spent the night crying in her crib without anyone hearing her (hard to do, baby is loud).

I somewhat leapt into action and looked over at the tablet we have near the bed that broadcasts video of her room and saw an awake but not crying baby. I quickly skedaddled down the stairs and made it to her room and discovered no tears, no signs that she’d been crying (she gets red and puffy) and a baby that was just happy to see me, if a bit wet around the diaper area because I’d put her down without a night diaper expecting her to pop back up and get changed. She’d slept through the night.

Her arms and legs were free to move about at this point. Sometime in the night she’d defeated the tucking I’d done. Not that defeating that was that difficult, it was mostly designed to keep her from smacking herself awake while she’s heading to sleep.

It’s one of those moments where I almost feel like I might have this parenting thing down a bit… but I doubt that feeling will last much longer as signs of teeth are popping up all over, and I expect soon we’re going to have a wailing snotty mess on our hands.

But for now, I’m happy. A lot of work has paid off and perhaps I can minimize the amount per week of waking up and realizing that there’s a heat-seeking baby right on the back of my neck and I can’t roll over and am pressed again the wall.

It’ll be interesting to see if I can manage to make her fall asleep in her crib again. Last night she most definitely was not asleep when I put her in the crib and there had to be some tucking her in and soothing. Usually it’s either a fight to sooth her to sleep or just giving in after a while and putting her on ITmama until she conks out in a sweaty baby mess and has to be carefully picked up and transferred to the crib.


Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.