Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Carrie slept throught the night!!!

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.


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"

8 comments:

Alysha Smith said...

Oh my gosh! That last pic is adorable! I cant wait to see her!

Natalie Sadler said...

You know what helped Copeland sleep better at night was swaddling--I don't know if you swaddle Carrie, but what helped my boy to sleep better was swaddling him and not letting him sleep more than two hours at a time during the day.

Hopefully she keeps it up! Copeland STILL doesn't sleep all night, and he's pushing 6 months!

Coleen said...

Yea for Carrie. The pictures are so cute. She is so incredibly cute and seems to have her own personality already! We can't wait to see her. Love Nana

Aubri said...

Too cute!

Henderson Family said...

How exciting for sleeping through the night!!! Hopefully, it will start to be a consistent thing;)She is soooo adorable. I love the pictures.

Chris and Devrey said...

yay carrie!! what a great night to remember out of all the not so goond nights...haha she is soo precious rebecca!!

Jenn said...

It's wonderful when the baby figures out how to sleep all night. Paige had a few nights where she stayed up from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. That was a challenge for me. But, I kept reminding myself that the sleepless nights don't last forever, and it's all worth it anyways. I really wish I was still living close to you guys. I want to be there to see you grow up with her; you will grow together, one of the great things about being a mother or father. Lots of love!

Jenna said...

They like to hold on tight, LOL! Audrey used to do that when she nursed and sometimes, she'd give everyone a free show.

Good for getting some sleep! Oh boy. Those are some rough times. They figure it out eventually. Audrey started to sleep 8+ hours at 6 weeks and was at 12 hours by 8 weeks. Blessed day, it was.

Sorry we didn't get to hang out last week! I hope you guys decide to live here because it's AWESOME. :)