Thursday, May 20, 2010

6 weeks

She's 6 weeks!! Look at my chunky baby! Gah I love her!!

I have a feeling that we're not raising a mild mannered child. All of a sudden this little girl is a ball of personality and has decided exactly what she wants when she wants it.

We've been working extremely hard to get this little one on a schedule. For her sake and for my sanity. There was no telling when she was going to want to eat, sleep, cry, or anything. I was losing my mind because I couldn't figure her out. Oh. And she decided that she didn't want to sleep.


Thankfully I have amazing blog friends who were more than happy to give me advice that worked for them and their little ones. Erin, Lyndsey, Sara, Molly, Mrs. NCF, and Emily were full of tips and thankfully, they worked! I can now almost always get her down for a nap and she's sleeping great at night. Usually getting up only once and last night she slept for 8 hours!! Praise Jesus! She now sleeps tightly swaddled (you were right Emily) and she's pretty much out immediately. Sometimes you have to go back in there a few times, but not usually at night. Naptime, well, we're still working on that one.

One of our tricks to get her to sleep has been to run the vacuum. She loves it. She will be screaming her head off and you start that thing, she's out. We've now started putting her radio to static at night. Although the other night, it picked up a station, so all of a sudden through the monitor I heard a man's voice. I am pretty sure I had a small heart attack.

The swing and the vacuum. Who knew these things would be my bff's?!

E has turned into the happiest baby. She's pretty laid back, until you try to get her to do something she doesn't want to (ie; nap). Then she's balls to the wall pissed off. It's almost comical how this kiddo will fight sleep.

She's a very long baby. She's quickly outgrowing all of her adorable sleeper because her legs are so long. I love it though. I want a tall baby. And she needs more room on her legs for all the rolls she's acquired.

My baby moved from her cradle in our room to her crib in her room on the 13th. Not going to lie, it makes me a bit sad to see that empty cradle, but I am so glad she's in her own room. We were constantly waking each other up with the noises we made and since she's moved to her own room we both sleep SO much better.

She still loves naps with her Mama and sleeping on her Daddy. She's such a little cuddler. I'm loving it because I know that doesn't last forever.

She has completely found her hands. She's constantly looking at them and playing with them. She also has started grabbing things and holding them. She's learned how to pull her paci out of her mouth and hold on to it. That's actually annoying because she doesn't know how to put it back and she always wants it. She grabs the little toys in her car seat while we're out walking. And she still loves her play gym.

I fall a little more in love with this girl every day. How did I get so blessed to have this precious little family?!


Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Adorable! I love that the vacuum is your bff, so funny! Make sure you write that down so she knows when she gets older!

Bonnie said...

The vacuum scares the CRAP out of Jarrett, ha!

I moved Jarrett to his crib after only 2 weeks on some advice given to me from my moms friend. I think you will see that it will get a lot better & you will sleep better with her being in her own bed. The monitor picks up every single little noise, so cut yourself some slack. I'm guilty of even shutting my monitor off & sleeping a little longer. And, you know what...he is ALL SMILES when I go in to get him! Your baby will adjust fine. She is so beautiful btw! Hang in there...the sleep will get better!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

She is so cute!

jen mccrady said...

just precious...

is that paisley bedding from jcp? the only reason i know is because i wrote the product description for the catalog! too funny :)

Belle on Heels said...

ohmigod i love this last picture!!

Lindsey said...

Too precious for words!! And I love the family pic, you all look so happy! Love it!

Annie said...

AW!! she is just precious! :)
super cute pictures!!!
nice that she is already sleeping in her crib....lucky you 2 new bff's!! ;)

have a great rest of your week/weekend hun!!

Rachel said...

I am so glad to hear it's going well! She's a a precious little thing!! Those pictures of her and her big belly are too cute!

A.B. said...

LOVE the outfit and the big belly. She's adorable!

Have you read happiest baby on the block? Just finished and a lot of the things swaddling, swinging, loud noises/static are what they talk about as comforting!

ALSO, love the bedding :)

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

Oh my...E might give J a run for his money in the chubby department. Adorable diaper picture!

Becky said...

She is so precious! I love her little baby thing our Dr told us is to never put Connor in the bed with us because he will get confused about where he is supposed to sleep. We've been putting him in his crib since the 2nd week home and he knows now when he is THERE that is his bed and it's bedtime and he just goes right off to sleep! I hope you figure out what works for you, but at this age it's hard because they are so little and still figuring stuff out for themselves.

In this wonderful life... said...

ummm, these pictures might possibly be the most precious pictures EVER!!! Happy 6 months!!

Nishant said...

She is so cute!
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