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jeremiah is such a sweet, smart, silly boy! but we are having a NEW sleeping problem now. not just because of the teething, which hurts him so bad it keeps him up and crying. no, it’s a bit different this time (on top of that).
the boy loves to sleep on his tummy. yes, his tummy. so no matter how many times we lie him on his back or side, he flips himself to his belly every time. the problem is, when he’s asleep or tired, he’s unable to flip himself to his back again. 🙁 this is scary to us, because he’s still at risk for sids. so guess who hasn’t been sleeping well?
yep, mama. i get up tons of times at night to turn him on his back or side once again. of course he’s on his tummy when i enter every time! this means i sleep restlessly, worrying about his safety.
does anyone have any suggestions for me on this one? did you have a tummy-loving sleeper? i would like to just let him sleep on his belly and get over it, but the sids stories are so strong! i just can’t let it go!

on to other things. i hope you enjoy the new videos that are up! i enjoy taking them with my new camera. he’s such a fun, funny subject! 🙂 he’s such little jabber-box. sometimes when i look at him, my heart wells up so big, and i feel tears behind my eyes because of how very much he means to me. he is so precious, perfect and wonderful. we are so very blessed with his presence. our love for him is indescribable. i am so thankful that the Lord blessed us with him. i think often of the years that we tried and prayed to conceive. and then i thank the Lord for ‘unanswered prayers’, because if we had conceived anytime before, we would not have jeremiah. if we’d had a boy, his name would be jeremiah, BUT he would not be THIS jeremiah – this perfect, precious, priceless angel.

thank You Lord for this wonderful boy. thank You for making me wait on Your timing, for You DO have a PERFECT PLAN! i love You, Lord!

that’s it for now – someone needs snuggles! 🙂

blessings and hugs!

Jenn

I'm a Christian wife to an amazing man and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (14, 12.5, 10.5, & 8).  Sign up for posts, deals, & updates. Find me on Facebook (Writer page) (Fan page) (Community group), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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  1. I understand your concerns, but if it was me I would let it go.
    I understand your concerns, but if it was me I would let it go. You are going to be fighting with him forever and ever. Check with your doctor, but I think he is old enough to let him be.
    Lots of love!

  2. Yay! First poster! 😀

    I totally remember those days of gettin
    Yay! First poster! 😀

    I totally remember those days of getting up seventeen times a night, checking his chest to make sure he was still breathing. SIDS was my biggest fear. (It’s not like new mothers don’t have enough to worry about…) Elias loved to roll on his tummy, too, so we let him sleep in our bed till he was six months (I think that was the age when the likelihood of SIDS dropped off to like .0001%). I’d read that babies who sleep with their mothers were less likely to be affected with SIDS– something about them aligning their heartbeats with the mother’s. Also, that sixth sense moms have about their babies’ wellbeing works even better the closer you are to them. 😉 Co-sleeping is a personal choice, but I had heard several places it was best for the baby. Maybe you can get one of the mini-cribs that attaches to one side of the bed; so he has his own room but you’re right next to him. And you can push him onto his back without getting up. Hehe.

    Little boys are SUCH a blessing. Pray for us as we try for a second! :loveeyes:

    PS – Taco salad with Cooler Ranch Doritos sounds *to die for*… I’m so hungry right now. 😆

  3. hey jenn!
    adriana rolls on her tummy when she’s sleeping too, a
    hey jenn!
    adriana rolls on her tummy when she’s sleeping too, and often will put her face face-down. i was asking mike’s mom about this just the other day. she said that she’s passed the age that SIDS strikes. and at this stage, if she’s uncomfortable (can’t breathe, not getting enough oxygen) she’ll wake up and adjust herself. she’s let 9 kids sleep on their tummies, and nothing ever happened to any of them. i wouldn’t worry about waking up to turn jer over. he’s comfortable on his tummy, i’d leave him there. i let adriana sleep on her tummy, but check to make sure her head is to the side.
    i loved the video of jeremiah walking with grandpa! 🙂 keep those videos coming!! :baby:
    hugs!
    <3jen&adriana :kiss:

  4. Todd and Kelsey both slept on their tummies, it’s the only way t
    Todd and Kelsey both slept on their tummies, it’s the only way they would sleep. It’s hard not to worry and even when he is much MUCH older you will find yourself checking his breathing through the night. I know how scary the stories are, try not to worry and get some rest. Hopefully we can talk more about this in chat one day.

  5. Jenn,

    Jared was the same way. As soon as he could roll over f
    Jenn,

    Jared was the same way. As soon as he could roll over from back to front at 3 1/2 months, he has slept on his tummy ever since. It was because he was a thunb sucker, and it was easier to get his thumb in that way! LOL! I know I stressed out about it too, but he was fine. I just kept the baby moniter loud enough, where I could hear his breathing. Plus, make sure there are no stuffed animals or heavy quilts that he can get his head stuck next too… He will be fine… I think that our kids try to think of ways to make us worry! LOL! 😀

    Hugs
    Julie

    P.S. I’ve been meaning to add videos to my kids pages for just forever now… I’m going to have to get my rear in gear and do it! LOL! I have a cute one from a couple years ago, of when Alicia had just learned to walk. :spin:

  6. Sarrah is a back sleeper, so I really don’t have to worry about
    Sarrah is a back sleeper, so I really don’t have to worry about that. Plus we co-sleep. But I am with everyone else. Turn up the baby monitor and allow yourself to relax.

    P.S. I have started to watch more of the videos! Can’t believe how animated Jeremiah is. These babies are such ‘people’ blows me away.

  7. Hey there mama! No new advice from me, cuz’ I think you’ve gotte
    Hey there mama! No new advice from me, cuz’ I think you’ve gotten some good ideas here … but lots of sympathy on the no sleep thing 🙁 I think that’s part of parenting, in some sense, I don’t think I’ll get a full night’s sleep free of worry again until Jillian’s in college – and probably not even then! 😆 Just this weekend we were up at the lake with family and I was talking to my mom about worrying, she said she still worries about all of us (my “baby” sister is 22) and then my Gram turned and said “I still worry about all of you and my ‘baby’ is 54!” 😉 You’re doing a super job and you’re a terrific mama – and I”m so glad that you got Jeremiah and that he got you!

  8. Aaron loves to roll onto his tummy as well.
    Aaron loves to roll onto his tummy as well. We co-sleep so it’s easy for me to just check on him every once in a while during the night.

  9. We had the same problem with Scottie and I finally let go of my
    We had the same problem with Scottie and I finally let go of my SIDS worry and we let him sleep on his stomach.
    The whole time I freaked because I know someone who’s baby died of SIDS at 9 months of age! Its a hard decision but I have also read that there has to be other factors involved besides the sleeping on the stomach. My peditrician told me not to worry as much once he was 8 months old but I still got up often and checked on him. good luck with that!

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