After a three hour soothing marathon last night where Sejin and I tagged off several times, I was really frustrated. What am I doing wrong? She's tired enough (rubbing eyes, clawing ears, drooping eyelids, etc). I've been sticking to the routine. What could it be?
So I'm trying a different approach today. Swaddling is back in. Surprisingly, at almost 16 weeks, she seems to still like it. 20 minutes of soothing after bath and she's out. A fluke? No idea, but I'm going with it because I'm exhausted. I left one arm out so that she could suck her thumb if needed. Perhaps she just felt too exposed and not quite secure enough in her crib before. I know she's fairly comfortable in there because she can spend up to 1/2 hour in there during the day smiling and babbling at the bumpers, but there's something about falling asleep that is difficult for her. But hey -- she's not even four months old. Sometimes I think I have to lower my expectations!
Honestly, that expression "sleep like a baby" is waaaay off.