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Gardening Helper and a Tough Nights Sleep

Cooper is definitely at the age where he loves to help with everything and it has been a great test of creativity and patience to figure out how to get him involved in the everyday tasks.  Today we tackled getting some new flowers planted in the front yard.  Each flower I put out in the yard for placement he would bring back to the container.  I wondered what would happen once he had all the flowers back in the container and none to haul back.  He quickly answered that by starting to place them throughout the yard again.  We had to redirect his energy once he pulled the first planted flower back out of the ground, but those first 30 minutes of rearranging the flowers and trying to be faster than he could put them back was sure entertaining.  We really hope he continues to enjoy being outdoors as much as his parents do.

A rough night..it has only happened a handful of times, since he started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old.  Tonight Cooper was up for over 2 hours after being put in his crib to go to sleep.  We tried everything from cuddles to more milk to singing and rocking.  Not sure what was happening to the little guy and it was so hard to not be able to sooth him. Approaching the 3 hour mark after initially putting him in the crib he final fell asleep.  The next morning he woke up normally so it is still a mystery what was going on.

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