Monday, September 8, 2008


Todd is in Arizona for the next four days, so I am a single parent this week- and I am already exhausted! Annie didn't sleep well last night- I was up with her from 2 am to 4 am with her snacking and then waking as soon as I tried to put her down in the bassinet. She slept for about an hour and then was up again, and didn't fall back asleep until about 10:30 or 11 am! Not sure what that was all about...but then she was sleepy all afternoon!

I was going a little stir crazy, so we headed to Walmart for some things, and she slept the whole way, during the shopping, and the whole time to pick up Riley from school and home.

Riley and I made some homemade pizza, and this is what Annie did while we ate:

Riley eating her pizza:

Hope tonight goes better :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

On sleep

Annie visited work with me on Friday- I had class, and she spent some time sleeping in Shay's office! She actually slept the whole time I was there- and the ride there and home- so it worked out perfectly, and she woke up just in time for me to feed her when we got home!

I walked around a bit with her while she was sleeping, and everyone admired her and said how beautiful she is, of course, but I thought it was funny that the first question most people asked is "does she sleep a night", or "is she a good sleeper", and I really didn't know how to answer it. Because, yes, she is a great sleeper, or so I think...but after a few sleepless nights- on my part- sometimes I need to answer that question differently.

She naps in her bassinet, which is wonderful. Right now, she is actually working out her own schedule. She wakes in the morning, I feed her. Sometimes she goes right back to sleep, sometimes she is up for an hour or so, and then goes back down. She sleeps a few hours, wakes again, feed her again. By this time it is about lunchtime, so we (I) eat something, and then usually I feed her again and she sleeps a good bit of the afternoon away.

Nighttime is where we are struggling right now...she is up every two hours or so....and sometimes she will nurse and fall right back to sleep, really without eating, two hours later, she is up again....all night long.

So, yes, she does sleep...and she is a great sleeper (although VERY LOUD), but at night, Mommy is getting very little sleep, and while I am still functioning right now....I am really hoping she can start going longer stretches soon, or I am going to become pretty useless!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Picture time

Catching up

Every night, when I am up at all hours, I formulate all of these blog entries in my head, but every morning- they are gone!!

Here are just a few tidbits, while I am thinking about it!
*Annie is doing very well- I can tell she is growing well, and is generally a very happy baby. Really, the only time she gets upset is when she is hungry and I don't feed her fast enough! We are still breastfeeding, and that continues to go well. I am having to supplement about one bottle of formula a day, but hoping soon to not have to do that. I am struggling to find a time to pump, but need to somehow work that into our schedule, which is gradually forming.

Her belly button stump fell off a few days ago, and she has had two baths. She wasn't too happy with the first one- she was hungry, so it didn't go too well..but I gave her another one tonight, and she seemed to really like it this time. And now she smells delicious!

She is sleeping ok- does a few really good stretches during the day- 4ish hours sometimes, but at night continues to wake every two hours or so....need to change that but not sure how yet. I know nursing babies wake more, so I am not desperate yet- plus I have been able to sleep when she does during the day for the most part, so I am ok. Not loosing my mind yet!

*Riley is great as well. She started her gymnastics class last week, and had another yesterday. She says she really likes it, but she is too adventurous when she is there. She waits for the teacher to show her everything, and all of the other little girls are jumping and tumbling all over the place. I have to remind myself that as long as she is happy, that is all that matters. Still no signs of jealousy- she gives Annie a kiss every morning and night, and loves to talk and sing to her. She helped with her bath the other night- she is just a great big sister.

Ok- I have some pictures- will post in another entry.....