Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sleep training fun!!

So, the last few weeks we have spent sleep trainig Avery. She was sleeping so well for a while and then she started waking up during the night again. About every two hours. I love my baby and all, but wow. I was starting to get a little tired. I knew that it was time. I had to prepare myself because I had heard horror stories about moms who had to let their babys cry for 2 hours before they fell asleep. I was a little nervous because I have a hard time listening to her cry for 5 minutes. Well, Avery did such a good job. She only cried for like 20 mins the first night. And it has only gone uphill from there. We now do our routine every night ( dinner, bath, book, and bed) at 6:30 and lay her in her bed by 7 and she is out. She only wakes up once around 4 or 5 to eat and goes back to sleep until 7:30 0r 8. No more rocking her to sleep and quietly putting her in her bed careful not to blink in fear of waking her. No more binkie to sleep. Oh, its amazing!! Now she is napping better and is such a happier baby. We do have to keep her up between naps so that she will actually sleep during her naps. If it were up to her she would sleep for 10 mins every hour. So, this picture cracks me up. This is Avery trying so hard to stay awake inbetween naps. Its safe to say it did not work so well..

So, if you dont have one of these you have to get one. Avery loves it. It is really cute to try to see her figure out why this mesh thing tastes so good. This one is nice because you freeze the bottom part and it keeps the food inside cold.

Avery playing with her alligator she got for Christmas.

Late Christmas update

I know that I am a little late on the Christmas update, but better late than never. We stayed here in Hanford for Christmas. It was so fun to have Avery for her first Christmas. She dose not really get very excited about presents or anything, but I sure got excited for the both of us. She got a jumper from my parents, a rocking horse, a big stuffed alligator from her pappa, and some baby vans from her aunt Kilean. It was a wonderful first Christmas.
So, we started giving Avery solid foods of Christmas. It was so cute to see her learn how to swallow food. She actually did really well.

Grandma and Grampa got Avery a jumper for Christmas. She loves it. Seriously, she jumps so high. It is really funny to watch her . I crack up every time.

Merry Christmas everybody!! Here is Avery on Christmas morning. Does she not look thrilled to open her presents?!!