Friday, September 5, 2008

Glory To God and Gripe Water; Peace Is Back From Her Vacation!

She's back from CRAZY land!!!!! While we were in Texas one of Skyler's problems was gas, gas, and more gas!!! I can't remember if it was Granny or Aunt Amy who suggested it but we started putting a little 'Gripe Water" in Skyler's bottle and she is a new baby!!!! She gets a little restless sometimes but her fussiness is usually solved with a diaper change, a nap, or a few minutes of patting her on the back until you can get her to burp.


How sweet is this little face...



She's found her fingers this week... She usually sucks on her whole fist though... she hasn't quite figured out how to stretch her fingers out to fit better into her mouth...

I most definitely LOVE this smile!!!!

Is she chunking up or what??? She's getting roles on her thighs!!! Hooray! I have been working on her roles since the day we brought her home from the hospital...

She's nine weeks now... Sleeping is getting better... I decided when we got home from Texas that we would start some sleep training with her... Last night was the first night and it was totally successful... Up till now we would swaddle her every time we put her down and she usually slept in her swing rather than in her bed... and her and I would often sleep down stairs cuz it was easy access to the kitchen for all the middle of the night feedings...
But last night... no swaddle, she slept in her bed, in her room, and we put her down awake so that she could learn to go to sleep by herself...
And she did great!!! We fed her at 7. She didn't even cry when Joey put her down at 8pm... She woke up at 12 and 4, and I put her right back to bed and she went right back to sleep both times... She woke up at 6 with a VERY wet diaper, I changed her and put her right back to bed... She fell back asleep and I woke her up at 7 to start our day!
Night one = a HUGE success...
Week nine consensus... Things are lookin up... Thank you Lord for helping me through each day and thank you for gripe water that has brought my sweet little girl back from her crazy vacation!!