Blogging Before Bed

Karoline must have felt my need for some real sleep! I also found that apparently blogging before bed allowed me to clear my head enough to actually fall asleep. Last night I was asleep by 10:30pm and Karoline didn't get up until 4:45am. Then she promptly went back to sleep and I was able to too, until after seven. Today was wonderful, it's amazing what some great sleep will do for a person.

This was day two of our sweet girl getting upset in the afternoon and acting hungry right after eating. So, we gave solid food another attempt. She did amazing and loved her acorn squash! It was amazingly rewarding watching her little mouth open when the spoon was in her vision. Such a smart girl. She didn't eat a whole lot of the squash but it definitely went over very well. All previous attempts at a solid food were not successful and she did not know how to swallow the food. She definitely is ready to keep trying solids. We also gave her her sippy cup with her squash and she did a great job with that too. She reaches out and grabs on to the handles and puts it right in to her mouth. Granted, she just wants to chew on it but she does know what to do with it. Watching her grow is beyond rewarding. I am so thankful that I married a guy who is supportive in me being a stay at home mom while our children are too young for school. I recently heard the phrase, "Risk versus reward." When I heard it I really started to think that in our case we are so blessed that we are able to stay home and reap the rewards of spending our time teaching our daughter. In addition, she is almost 6 months old and is a healthy healthy girl. She's had some interaction with other kids as well as public places but she is not put into a germ infested day care. I know that some people don't have a choice to avoid day care but I sure am glad that we are!

Through out the day Karoline went down for a nap every 1 1/2-2 hours. She seemed to really do well with this and was a happy girl all day.

We had a friend over for dinner. She got here while Karoline was asleep. When she woke up I didn't give her sufficient amount of "wake up" time in her crib before getting her out. This was a mistake on my party, when she got up she was upset and wasn't sure what was going on. She would stick out her little lip and really look sad while whimpering. She did warm up and was fine after a few minutes but I sure felt horrible while she was upset. Luckily it didn't last long.

Today was a great day. Hoping for another night of good sleep, lately I can't seem to string together two good nights of sleep. I'm doing better at realizing that not everything has to be done right away. Everything will still be here tomorrow and can wait until I make time to do it.

My goal is to make every day count. Today was full of baby smiles, laughter and lots of love. It was just right!

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