But in the past week I have discovered something else about Scout. He's magic. Yes, I said it. He's magic. His buttons are all in his hands and one of his feet has a night time "scene" on it. When you press it you have a choice of 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes of bedtime music. This past weekend Grant was rolling around in his pack and play looking sleepy but fighting it. I said to myself "Eh, what the hell...we'll give it a shot". I squeezed Scout's little foot twice (for 5 minutes) and he said "Five minutes of bedtime music. Snuggle up!" and I went about my business. I came back a few minutes later (but while the music was still playing) and this is what I found:
Umm...since when did music calm down sleep fighter? And it wasn't a fluke! This has happened more than once! Amazing!
Last night, between a very playful bath and playtime with Daddy I felt that the odds of a full nights sleep were slim. So I did an experiment that I will try again tonight (keep your fingers crossed for me). I put Scout next to the rocker when I gave Grant his night time bottle and I set him for ten minutes of bed time music. Scout said good night to us and we started the bottle. Even I was ready to fall asleep by the time the music was over! And Grant was o-u-t. I had to wake him up to put him in his crib (we're back to that) BUT he...well, I don't want to jinx us...so I'll just say things went well. And even if he doesn't help tonight, I still love Scout.
P.S. Grant likes to wrestle with him. Literally wrestle. It's freaking adorable and I'm hoping to get a picture of it up soon.