Monday, November 23, 2009


We turned a corner this week! After weeks of nap time struggle. We did it. The first few weeks I tried, lying down with him, putting him down in the crib and rubbing his back, rocking him, putting him in the crib and leaving. I wasn't about to try crying it out with him. I think that would contradict the process of building trust with Kalvis. It's been very frustrating, I won't lie. But last week he did it. I didn't do anything fancy. I just put him down in his crib, turned off the light, and walked out. He quietly went to sleep. Now he naps twice a day like this. I didn't post earlier because I didn't want to jinx it.
I think this is a huge step. He's starting to trust that no matter what, we are here to take care of him. I see this as I am able to put him down more often as well. He no longer cries in search of me if I leave the room for a minute. He plays much more, and laughs a lot. No more deer in headlights type of looks from him. No more waking in hysterics. It's a BIG step. This adds to my long list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to the holidays more than I have in a LONG time.


Susan said...

Wooo HOOO!!!! Congratulations Marcie!! I know it is a huge accomplishment! Yeah Kalvis!!!

the Joneses said...

YEA for naps! And that is the cutest hat ever :)

Aunt Frannypants said...

The only thing I love more than this picture is the awesome update that goes along with it.

E said...

What an adorable photo! A great update too. So happy that things are going well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Devlin said...

He even has a more confident look on his little face... ( he doesn't know he has a frog on his head ;-)
He definitely seems like a happy boy! And I know you and Imants and Livi are happy... it shows on your faces and in your laughter ..
so happy for you guys!
love, mom

The Woodgetts said...

I remember pictures of Livi in this hat, so adorable!