Thursday, February 26, 2009

Time to brag on my little "Love" and give a warning to my new mom friends

I decided two nights ago to start putting Adalyn in her crib. I figured we needed to do it at some point and I think the earlier the better for her sake....not for mine....I was a little sad!! : ) Anyway, two nights in a row, she has put herself to sleep in her crib, slept in the crib all night, and not eaten until the next morning....IS THIS THE NEW TREND?!?! Will she be easier to put down at night, sleep in her own room, and sleep a full 10 hours?!?! Way to go baby girl!!

On a side note, I decided to take the adorable bumpers out of her crib! The bumpers are seriously the cutest part of her's the reason why: The first night she slept in her crib, I woke up at 1:30am and looked at the video monitor next to my bed. I couldn't see her face and knew that she probably had it smushed into her bumpers. This is what she does. She likes to turn her head and stretch it backwards until it touches something, and it helps her go to sleep! When I went in there, I was right! I could not even see her face because it was in the bumpers....this scared me pretty bad! I pulled her to the middle of the bed and put her passy in....she was fine. Yesterday, I went and bought breathable crib bumpers that are mesh like material. She can breathe through them if she puts her face up against them and they keep her from getting her arms and legs stuck between the rails.....

These don't fit perfectly in her crib, but I recommend these to anyone who is losing sleep at night worrying about their little one. I totally believe in God's protection and His will....however, I also believe that nighttime is Satan's domain and he will use it to scare us into no sleep!! And I need all the sleep I can get right now.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Recent pics, 3 1/2 months

Adalyn and Mommy

Adalyn Love on Valentines!!

Daddy loving on his Ady

Adalyn and Gramby

Friday, February 13, 2009

3 great things that happened last night!!

Adalyn is now 15 weeks. I helped host a shower last night for Holly and her son Reid....I seriously go to church with the most amazing women!! Josiah and Ady's Gramby watched her last night. They said she did pretty great however when I was pulling into the neighborhood, they called me and I could hear her "singing" in the background. Poor girl was hungry!!! The three great things that happened last night are listed below:

1. Adalyn last ate at at 9:45pm last night and did not eat again until 7:45am this morning (10 hours)!!!

2. We put Adalyn in her pack n play last night wide awake, and she put herself to sleep.

3. She slept from 10:45pm last night until 7:45am this morning (9 hours)!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

First 8 hour night!!! 3 Months

Adalyn slept from 10pm last night to 6am this morning in her pack n play!! 8 hours!! She then ate and went back to sleep until 9:30am....this girl was tired!! She never got a good nap in naps all day long! Pray that this continues to happen as I will be going back to work in a little over two weeks. I did nurse her to sleep last night. I am trying to get her out of that habit. Let me know if you have any tips! Here are some more recent pics below. She is now three months old and we just got out her baby pod to help strengthen her back....Maybe she will be sitting up at 4 months. Ha Ha!! I stuffed some diapers in the side of the pod because she was leaning to the left!