I had a video monitor when DD was a baby, not sure what the brand was, but it creeped me out at night and made me think of the movie Paranormal Activity
The Man trying to mess with my physical gyrations? I don't THINK so.
@AllyTheKid sorry you got booted and extra sorry if it was 'cause of us!
I am staying out overnight this weekend for a bachelorette party. It will be my first night away from LO. I am getting more and more down about it as the day drags near. BUT, it is my very best friend in the world who is getting married so I won't be the one to bring the party down. The wedding is in another state (within driving distance) next weekend and that will be a whole other day and night away from him, too. Maybe if I bring a big enough purse I can smuggle him with me to both.
It is so cold and dreary here and has been so for more than a week. My house is cold and I'm giving in and turning the heat back on tonight. LO was so cold this morning it broke my heart. BUT it does make him want to snuggle in extra close, so there's that!
Unrelated: I am starting a new job on Monday and am interviewing for my replacement at my current job. The quality of the resumes I have reviewed in the last two weeks makes me sick to my stomach. I have chosen three candidates out of more than three hundred and let me tell you, it was not a difficult choice when paring them down. I'm so worried about what it's going to be like here after I'm gone
@brzvice Sleep training has gone great to my surprise. I really thought S was going to cry for hours and hours. With the exception of her last nap yesterday, the longest she cried was 20 mins before putting herself to sleep. By night 3, she was putting herself to sleep for bed time and after her MOTN feeding. Except for last night (I blame H and the loud T-storm we had), she is down to one MOTN wake up. She does actively nurse so I'm going to keep it for now. I also lay her down awake afterwards and she has been going to sleep on her own no problem. Naps are still a work in progress. I'm so worried H is going to mess up our progress but he did just call me and tell me that she took her nap after 20 mins of whining, not crying. I had gotten her down to 7 mins for naps but then yesterday for some reason she went up to 20 mins. I need to do some more research to see if that means we are waiting too long or starting to early. I am such an advocate for sleep training. I had so much more time over the 4 day weekend to get things done since I wasn't rocking her and she was napping for longer stretches. I originally was going to do the Ferber method with the check intervals, but I realized that once she saw me she would get even more worked up. So I opted to not do the checks and go straight CIO. I know a lot of people don't like that but it wasn't hurting her to cry to 20 mins. If she went longer than 30 mins, then I probably would've reevaluated and came up with another plan.
@fitlady21 If you are still dealing with a lot of MOTN wake ups, this might work for you also. Like I said, we have gotten down to only one MOTN feeding so her learning to self soothe has made a difference in the amount of wake ups.