Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sleep Update

Things are really looking up in the sleep department. For almost two weeks now, I think, Ada has been sleeping all night!! As in, we put her down at 7:30 pm and she wakes up at 6:30 am. Every once in a while we hear her around 11pm, but she settles herself back down. I can't believe it worked so quickly. The two nights that we had to let her cry it out were horrible!!! But I am so glad it only took two nights. The weird thing is, I still feel very tired all the time. I continue to take two naps a day along with her. I have started taking a vitamin in hopes that my energy level would increase. Which, by the way, once she started sleeping through the night, the nap situation worked itself out. She is now going back down for a nap at 8:30 am and again at 2ish. And that is how I am sometimes getting two naps a day. I also think if I become more consistent with exercise I might have more energy. I am so affected by things like diet and exercise. I always have been. And I really can't eat any simple carbs without it affecting my energy level. I maybe have just slacked off and need to start paying more attention to what I am eating. So the new plan is vitamins, protein and complex carbs, and consistent exercise. Anyway...just wanted to update since I blogged about our sleep problems for so long. Thanks for all the advice on letting her cry it out!

And one more first, Ada held and drank from her bottle all by herself tonight. I have been trying to get her to do this for a long time, but she has never understood that she has to tilt the bottle up to get anything out of it. Tonight she was sitting in her highchair eating cheerios and drinking pear juice (she's still having bathroom issues--bless her heart, it's always something), and she took the bottle from me. Next thing I knew, she had the bottle tilted up, and she was drinking as if she had been doing it since day one. She's getting to be such a big girl:( But it's so much fun to watch all her little developments.

3 comments:

The Slagleys said...

I am so glad she is sleeping through the night!!! I know those few nights were tough, but it really pays off! I am always tired too, but I think it is because I am playing with Kate the entire time she is awake, and she is a busy girl. I am proud of Ada for all the firsts, it has been a big few weeks for your house!

ESS the MESS said...

Glad to hear you are sleeping well. Though I have no children I have had serious sleep issues for the past couple of years. It is horrible to feel tired all the time and think you might snap at anyone. I'm so happy to hear that things have gotten better. I think Ann told me that you were coming over for the 4th so have a wonderful time with the fam!

Milla said...

Oh LB that's amazing! Great! What a quick change, after just a few days of leaving her alone. I know you must feel so much better...