Some of you may remember my previous swaddle post a few months back and just how horrible of an experience it was to try to "de-swaddle" Avery. She clearly was not ready at the time so we continued to swaddle her. Well, I am happy to announce that Avery has finally said "ADIOS" to the swaddle! Here's the story: For the past several weeks we were waking up in the middle of the night to re-swaddle Avery. It seemed as though every day she was busting out and her left arm would always get stuck causing her a lot of frustration that led to a lot of crying. I was getting tired of always having to go in to re-swaddle her and had decided that when she hit the 4 month mark we would attempt to de-swaddle her yet again. However, this past weekend Chris, Avery and I went to Jacksonville, FL for one of Chris' continuing education classes. On on our last day, Avery dirtied her one and only swaddle that still fit and I knew that we would not have time to wash and dry it when we got home before she went down for the night. So, we dropped the swaddle- cold turkey- and prepared ourselves for a week from you know where. Needless to say, we were absolutely THRILLED when we woke up the following morning having received quite possibly the best night of sleep since Avery was born. She did fabulous! We decided that it was just a fluke and that she only slept well because she was exhausted from a weekend away and that her naps and the next night would probably not go as well. We were wrong! She has not had one problem since we started her in her sleep sack on Sunday night. She was ready for the sleep sack and it has made all of the difference this time around. I am so happy to be done with the swaddle. It was a wonderful thing during her first few months of life, but I'm glad to see it go. Adios swaddle, Adios!
happy to be in the sleep sack and out of the swaddle