So for those of you who don’t know J has slept with a fan in his face since he was little. The fan literally drowns out any sounds around us and J goes into a sleep coma when the fan goes on! Since J has gone back to work I have taken on all the night feeding’s with Lily. However after a week of getting up every two hours and seeing that J was getting over eight hours of perfect sleep I decided something had to change.
Exhibit A: J’s nightstand before Lily. Notice the big fan and grown up reading material.
Exhibit B: J’s nightstand after Lily. Notice the fan has been downgraded so J can’t sleep through Lily’s cries in the night! Notice the baby monitor and new reading material!
Exhibit C: Baby Lily.
The first night of these changes J came stumbling in our room at 3am after he had found his old fan. After I gently informed him that the fan was not allowed back in our room because it drowns out the cries of our baby he returned the fan to its new spot and sulked for the rest of the night!
Sometimes I think J uses “selective hearing” where he only hears things he wants to. So if I ask him to change Lily at night he sleeps through that, but if I say “Let’s go to Taco Bell” across the house he magically can hear that!
All in all I think the bedside table has been upgraded! Don’t feel too bad for him-he still gets lots of sleep at night and has gotten used to his “baby” fan!