To swaddle, or not swaddle...that is the question. Yes, that's right. At almost six months old, (insert sigh) Davis is still being swaddled. Some of you I've talked to and you're having the same issue, so at least I know I'm not the only one. But goodness child, let the thing go already! Not happening. I seriously didn't know I would basically have to wean him from the swaddle. As long as he doesn't start going to preschool with a swaddle instead of a blanket, we are good. (KIDDING! And besides, thank goodness they don't make them that big. We would have issues there. And how odd would that look!?!)
I tried to go cold turkey on him and just not swaddle him at all. Grant me the strength dear Lord. That was awful. I felt as if I had just returned home from the hospital and was back to no sleep again. I actually had to research on how to drop the swaddle. Sad, but true. What were the results, you ask? Well, like I said, it's a process. For the first few days, I only swaddled one arm during his nap times. Since he was fighting sleep and did not nap very well, I would swaddle both arms for him at night. Zzzzz...the house was silent. I did that for about 4 days and then left his one arm out at night. By that time, he was used to it. Now I am on to two arms and someone is NOT happy with me. Actually screaming as I am typing. For the most part, he does pretty good with two arms out, but is still having his fun screaming sessions. After a few days, I will make the big jump and have both arms out at night. Serenity now!
Davis sometimes falls asleep while I'm holding him (which I LOVE by the way) and if he jumps, it still scares him. So I can understand the still wanting to be swaddled thing. He is still used to being all bundled up even from when I was pregnant with him. But it's time. Yes, I can see you nodding your head in agreement! :) **crossing fingers**