Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Here is a pic of him with his goodies - I think he was very proud of himself for throwing them away on his own.
It was another long night with Mallory, too. She cried almost as long as Drew did when I put her down - they were both in their cribs wailing away (it felt like a Calgon moment to me!). I'm not sure what her problem was because I put her down asleep and normally it's not an issue until she wakes up in the middle of the night. But, last night she was having no part of going back to sleep, so I finally picked her up around 10 p.m. After she was sleeping soundly, I put her back in the crib around 10:30, and she made it until 4:30 a.m. I'm so sick of having to let her cry! She cried until 6 a.m., when I finally went in to get her and made her a bottle. She ate, and then fell back asleep until it was time for us to leave the house. She had 3 pretty good nights in a row, so it's very frustrating to be back at this again! She's been fairly erratic during the day, though - sometimes she can take a good nap in the afternoon without interruption, and then some days she gets up several times. I'm just holding onto the fact that Drew didn't get catch on overnight, either. Frankly, I don't know what else to do, anyway. I was teary-eyed myself this morning - of course, having been up since 4:30 didn't help. But, it's clearly starting to get to me so I hope she figures it out soon!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Last night was a different story. He stayed at the dinner table for a good half hour, if not forty-five minutes because he wouldn't eat his apple (the same kind of apple he's been eating for the past three months or so). Finally, Bryan got him down and put him straight into the bath. We told him he would be going to bed afterwards if he wouldn't take a bite. Yes - that's right - ONE bite! Rather than take one bite of apple, he chose to go to bed an hour early! Needless to say, I knew he wasn't going to finish his apple, but I didn't think one bite was asking too much...
Monday, January 26, 2009
We were doing so well... I had hoped we were forming a routine. Last week, for four days in a row, she did pretty much the same thing for napping - 1-2 catnaps early in the day, then a long nap in the afternoon. But, Friday she decided to change her strategy. She was up from 2 p.m. until bedtime (about 8:30 p.m.). Saturday was the same. As I posted earlier, she slept through the night on Wednesday and kept up with that until last night. I got very little sleep because I had a hard time going to sleep, and then she was up from 3-5 a.m. She still got up at 7 a.m., and by 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, had slept about an hour all day. I got her down for a nap around 2:45 p.m., so we'll see what she does the rest of today and tonight! I guess it's good that I wasn't expecting this to go smoothly just yet...
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Mallory (with no bow - better for comparison) at 5 months
For those of you who don't know, Brady loves knock knock jokes. He's got a couple of books that he likes us to read, and there are a few that are his favorites. One of his current favs goes like this: Knock, knock. Who's there? Spain. Spain who? Spain in the butt! Because he tells this one SO frequently, Drew has picked up on it. But, when he tells it, he leaves out half of it so it makes no sense at all! He's so cute, though :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Then, my next mission will be to take away Drew's pacifier and get him potty-trained... good times!!