I'll get to the sleeping through the night story in a minute, but first, a lot has happened the last two weeks. Carrie went to church for the first time on the 15th (just sacrament meeting). I've dressed her up every Sunday in a dress, but it was fun this week to actually go to church. I was getting a little Sunday cabin fever.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
She's been having some trouble lately with going to sleep at night. Through most of the day, right after she eats, she falls asleep. But usually at her 10 or 11 o'clock feedings she stays wide awake afterward and is really cranky. It looks like she's uncomfortable and doesn't know what to do with so much awake time. Two nights ago she ate from about midnight to 12:45, fell asleep for about 10 minutes then woke up screaming like she hadn't been fed in hours. She took another ounce and then didn't fall back asleep. Since Justin had to work in the morning I wanted to make sure he got some sleep. I was up with her until almost 3 am because she was so cranky...
So last night I wasn't looking forward to getting any sleep. She ate around 11:30, was finished by 12 and we went to bed. She wasn't having it... She screamed like crazy for about 15 minutes (we were trying to help her get comfortable and go to sleep). I finally got up and sat in the recliner holding her. She quieted down right away and within a few minutes we were both asleep. I slept sitting up until 3:30 when I laid her in her bouncy chair and crawled into bed. I was hoping to catch another half hour of sleep before she woke up hungry, but hallelujah - she slept until 8:15!! She made some tiny noises around 6, but once she found her binky again, she went right back to sleep. It was marvelous!
Here's a few pictures of our life lately :)
She likes to grab onto the top of my shirt a lot
Chillin with Uncle Jake
"Life is good"
Posted by Rebecca at 4:15 PM