You were so freaking hilarious when we shot this video! OMG. Like your father, you sometimes like to stay awake even when it’s past your bedtime (he laughs at this and say, “Atta boy!”). We know where you got that! You were so full of energy and I had been trying to get you to follow a consistent schedule so you would take naps, feedings, playtime, bathtime, and bedtime; I was trying, essentially, to get you used to sleeping at the same time every night. Problem is, lots of time you’re just so full of ENERGY. After I had tried everything in the book (singing to you, putting you in bassinet, lights off, low music, no music, blanket over the roof, no blanket, diaper change, bath time, baby massage, cuddling, etc.)… nothing was getting you to sleep. Finally, I just put you in the bouncer so you could let out your built-up energy. For about 30 minutes you bounced and bounced and bounced… and then… you started to drift into a sleep.
As I attempted to lift you out of the bouncer when you were falling asleep, you’d suddenly start bouncing again. Then you’d fall asleep again. I’d try to grab you and you’d bounce some more. This continued for about 15 more minutes until finally a friend suggested I grab the video camera since you’d NEVER believe me unless you saw it with your own eyes.
Some people sleepwalk. You, my dear, sleepbounce.