So I stole just one, but Joe posted a few more pictures of Millie on his blog! She's beautiful, and puffy, and pink, and new- check her out. And if you didn't read my last post... yes, Lacy had her baby!
Now on to mine. Sophia has slept pretty well since the day she was born. She's gone through a few bumps here and there, but for the past several months she has been on a regular schedule, two naps before, now one 10 or 11 o'clock nap, 6:30-7:00 bed time. Both at which she reaches for her crib and wants nothing to do with us. Not a peep, unless perhaps some poop.
Well all of a sudden, about a week ago (and no, she's not sick) she refuses both. Screams for both. It's AWFUL! I haven't had to let her "cry it out" for so long... and when we did, it was for like 5 minutes. Last night, I let her go... 20! Gasp. She seems to do better with Ross, so I don't know if it's all a part of this new Daddy's girl thing she's got going on. He was at Basketball lastnight so sure enough, it was awful. Her naps are the same. And I've given in to timing the gym so that she falls asleep in the car on the way home and then I can just transfer her. But then I wonder if I'm creating a HORRIBLE habit, where she'll only go down for a nap if I drive her around the block. That's exactly what I've always tried to avoid-- dependency on something to fall asleep. Now I wonder if it's all going to go down the drain because I can't handle hearing her cry it out twice a day. Ugh. I can't believe how much stress I feel when her sleep is off... it's that butter-finger feeling, like the control is just slipping through your fingers. "But this is the one thing she does SO WELL!" And you keep thinking "what did I do to screw it up?!" I'm thinking I must take it for granted a bit when it's going just fine.
As I finished that paragraph I realized she stopped crying. Actually not nearly as bad today, only a few minutes. Maybe I complained like a crazy, over-stressed mom a bit early. Hmmm. Cross your fingers for me.