I actually got five hours of consecutive sleep last night! Hooray! Little Dude slept in his crib last night and everyone slept well. I am so hoping this is not just a one time thing, but it probably is. And then I brought him to bed with me at 3:30 am, and that was the last of my good sleep for the night. I was tossing and turning with him until around 6 AM.
I think I have decided that our co-sleeping days are over. He is moving around way too much to allow everyone to sleep. It sort of makes me sad because it was awesome for nursing at night. I could just roll over and nurse him. Now he is getting up on all fours and rolling around and trying to stand. Not exactly restful. Hopefully we will all adapt quickly. We will see. I have a feeling that it is going to be a rough go. Nothing is ever easy with babies, it seems.
Little Dude is now pulling up on everything! And cruising on everything. Fortunately, he still likes his jump.eroo, and will play in there for quite a while. I have also discovered that I can let him crawl on the floor while I do chores and housework, and he is able to entertain himself. He has discovered the dishwasher, and enjoys "helping" me load and unload the dishwasher. He has also discovered that he can crawl into another room, so I constantly have to check where he is, and what he is into.
One of the hardest things I found is letting him take his bumps. He is not all that coordinated in everything he does, and he will lose his balance, and sometimes he bumps his head or another body part. It is all part of trying to learn. We have bumpers on most really unsafe things, so he is not bumping his head on anything sharp. The bumps he takes are not hard, but they probably do not feel good, so he cries. I usually will give him a cuddle and a kiss and put him down again when he calm. He is learning to stand and move, so he is going to lose his balance and fall from time to time. On the bright side, he is getting better at catching himself when he falls.
Sigh. He is growing up!