Talmage is getting to be a pretty good sleeper...as long as we keep him awake in the evenings! He has been really alert since his birth, and now he only sleeps for about 3-5 hours during the day. We try to keep him awake from 5pm to 10pm, because otherwise he is wide awake when it is time for bed. I think sleeping pictures are just precious. Here are some of our favorites!
Okay, so he's not exactly sleeping here, but his giant toothless hippo yawn is still cute!
This is his absolute favorite position. If he is having trouble sleeping, I can put him in this position and he will almost always be asleep within a few minutes. Interestingly, this is also his cousin Peter's favorite position! (He is just 16 days older than Talmage.)
Sometimes he picks more interesting positions...
Talmage really likes his daily tummy time. But if it's close to nap time, he usually ends up like this:
The "Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play" campaign, which drastically reduces SIDS, prevents me from putting him to sleep on his tummy, but he would probably sleep more at night if I did!
Another point of interest: Talmage has a hysterical routine he often does when he is trying not to fall asleep. I have yet to catch it on camera, but I hope to one of these days! His eyes roll into the back of his head, then to the side, then down, then to the other side. They will flutter open and shut, and then he will give an enormous grin and repeat the routine. It never ceases to make me laugh. This morning he was doing it, and he started chuckling! I'll keep on trying to catch it on camera so you all can enjoy it as much as we do. :)