a lot of the time he snored (sweet, right?), but too often in the middle of the night, teddy would gasp loudly and then there would be silence. i didn't even consider being careful (having just had a c section); i threw off the covers, ran to his crib, and put my face inches from his until i was positive he was breathing. most of the time i woke him up. it kept happening, and even though i knew that he was almost definitely fine, i couldn't keep myself from getting up to be sure. sids is no joke, and it only takes one horrible incident to change your world forever.
guys, this was a game changer for me in the peace-of-mind department. i slept harder when teddy wore the sock at night, and could just glance at the base station on my nightstand to know his heart rate and oxygen were in range. during the day when he napped, i could check how he was doing from my phone instead of going into the room and possibly waking him up.
i was introduced to the owlet when teddy was around four months old, and even though i love it at this age, all i can think about is how especially nice it would have been to have this peace of mind when he was a newborn, and i was recovering from the delivery. i'm already excited about the extra sleep i'll get with our next baby because of it (c section or not).
it's a keeper, guys. i wouldn't write about it if it wasn't.
a little peek into our lives using the smart sock:
and if you're interested, here's a follow up post i wrote 6 months after we began using owlet. i address some of the most common questions we've gotten about having the smart sock in our home.
thanks so much for stopping by, mammas.
this post brought to you by owlet.