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.