Monday, August 23, 2010

It had to happen...

Well Madeline spent her first night in her own crib...I spent the night in the guest bed right next to it. (I know...) Her room is shared with the guest bed since we went from a three bedroom home to a two bedroom household. I had been having her sleep in a side-by-side bassinet since we are nursing and the more you move her around, the less likely she was to stay awake. Now she is only waking up once or twice in the night, mostly due to the stupid passie I gave her and if she drops it out of her mouth, she wakes up wanting it back and cannot put it back yet herself. The other times is just wanting to be on her side instead of her back. She generally goes to sleep around 8:30 to 9:00 and wakes around 5 or so to eat and then maybe sleep another hour to hour and a half if I am lucky. We are hopeful she will start sleeping through the night and learn some self soothing techniques, I'm working on it. She is so big now. She is in 6 month sizes and is only 15 weeks this week. I cannot believe how quickly time is flying.
Also Tuesday August 24th is our 8th Wedding Anniversary. We are going to let a friend watch her for a few hours on Saturday so we can go out to dinner to celebrate...Did I mention this is the first time really leaving her? I am not sure where we'll go, but am more concerned that my little stinker will take a bottle for those friends and not scream when they try to give it to her. Our friends are so excited to watch her which is nice, they have three older kiddos and love having a baby around. I know I will be anxious to leave her but she is in very capable hands. Well someone is singing my name "waaaaahhh, aaaaaa, waaaahhhhh!" and wanting her nightcap. :)