This video was taken on December 2, 2008 and it is a great example of how our nights were in trying to get Magdalena to sleep. We would try to hold her until she fell asleep and then lay her down, but, of course, they just wouldn't work. She would always end up as she did in this video, completely exhausted but trying to keep those eyes open anyway. She would sleep in her swing because it was much more comfortable to be sitting up. And as you can see, in the swing is one of our soft blankets that she would snuggle up with on the couch and so we put it in the swing too. She really enjoyed this and it helped to keep her warm during the winter.
The patting would help to calm her, but as you can see here, she was fighting so hard to stay awake after a long day of shopping with Mimi and Mommy.