Friday, November 30, 2007

That last entry was from Brandt... He's so positive! On a different note, I haven't slept in two nights because of the little girl. I was a little disappointed it wasn't an ear infection, because now what?? I'm assuming it's teeth- or a virus of some sort- or growing pains... Why can't she tell us what's going on? It is amazing though that even though I'm exhausted, a bit crabby, and dreading our evening of "sleep" tonight, I look at her and couldn't love her more! Pray for our night tonight.
We thought Addie was sick today, so Daddy brought her to the doctor. Well, she's not sick. We did get a new reading on the chunker though... 20 lbs 2 oz!!! Wow!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We're having a good week. She has been sleeping well, eating well (squash is her favorite veggie!), and has just been fun this week! It was hard to go back to work yesterday after a LONG weekend home with her. Maybe someday I won't have to leave her on a Monday... We'll see where life takes us!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Addie's starting to sit up on her own. It just happened one day! She holds herself up for about 30 seconds... what a big girl!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Monday, November 19, 2007

Ok- so she got a second tooth on the bottom today... not so exciting, like I wrote yesterday. She is in a lot of pain and cried/screamed for most of the evening. I just felt so helpless. The good thing is, it shouldn't last long, right?!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Some pictures from the weekend... Oh, and Addie got her first tooth! It has popped through on the bottom. So exciting :-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's amazing how much they change! The top pic is one month and the bottom pic is 5 months. Crazy! It's nice to see she's filling out her face a little... or a lot :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I never knew a cold could last so long... Today was the worst of it, so hopefully she'll be feeling better tomorrow. She had a fever along with not being able to breathe today. Poor girl- I keep kissing her face telling her to give me the cold. I remember growing up my mom used to say to me when I was sick, "I wish I could take it away from you..." Now I know what she means. I hate seeing Addie sick. She's been pretty pleasant, but just tired of feeling this way. I don't blame her!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

We've been spoiled having Brandt home this week. We will miss you this week, Daddy! See you soon :)
Addie's had a bad cold all weekend. Can barely breathe out of her nose :( Hopefully we're at the end of it, though.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Addie rolls over from back to front now! I get so excited and so proud when she does it on her own :) Such excitement in our lives... hehe!
Thanks for all your ideas on feeding, sleeping, etc. It's nice to have a blog to hear others' feedback. Thanks for encouraging us as we travel down this difficult (but wonderful!) road of parenting.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

We are struggling with Addison sleeping at night. She's got her naps down, falling asleep with minimal to no crying, but the nights have been rough lately. When she slept in her cradle in our room, she was sleeping 8, 9, or 10 hours before waking up. But these last 3 weeks she's been downstairs in her "big crib" and only sleeps 5 or 6 hours at a time at most. Two nights ago it was every 3 hours she was waking up, wanting to eat. I know she can't be hungry after 3 or 4 hours and she's proven to us she can do 9 or 10, but we struggle with how to handle it. Last night we said if she woke up before 3:30AM, we'd let her cry and calm herself back to sleep. Otherwise, I'd wake her up at 3:30, feed her, and hopefully she'd sleep the rest of the night. That's what the books say, to wean them off night feedings, wake them up yourself for a few nights and only feed a few minutes. But last night, 1:00AM came and she was crying. She cried until 1:55, when I finally gave in and fed her. Neither of us knew what to do, or what the right answer was... part of me feels like because I gave in to her, she had won, and know we have to start over. But at the same time, it's hard to listen to her so upset for so long. So... long story short- any suggestions for getting them to sleep through the night??