Monday, March 02, 2009

the treadmill nap

So we officially hit the four month sleep shakeup last week. Sabrina was having a harder time with naps especially. Before I'd been able to do that thing where you put the baby down "drowsy but awake." Don't you hate sleep "expert" advice, btw? I do. Sleep experts somehow really get under my skin, how they claim your child will be Totally Messed Up if you don't (deep tunnel voice) OBEY THE SLEEP EXPERT.

Anyhow, but it was actually working to put her down drowsy, until last week. That's when she just started yelling.

So I picked her up, put her in a sling (ok, sometimes I just carried her) and got onto the treadmill. Sometimes without shoes. Dangerous, I know, I won't do it again, probably. In five minutes, she was out.

I have to say, it was super gratifying to watch the calories burned get higher and higher while her eyelids got heavier and heavier. Trader Joe's Vanilla Joe-Joe's here I come. (Ok, exercise shouldn't be an excuse to eat more-- or should it?)

And then I put her down for a great nap. It's worked like 80% of the time so far! Yay!