Friday, October 17, 2008

Mom and baby are getting more sleep. Hallelujah!

BG is 3 months, 1 week and 3 days old.

BG is getting bigger. She no longer likes to be swaddled completely. With her learned control of her arms and the discovery of her hands, she prefers to have the swaddle under her arms. She’s so cute when she sleeps. Either she has her arms stretched on both sides or they are at 90 degree angles either facing up or down.

She’s been sleeping better at night as well. We start our wind down around 6pm and she takes a nap around 7 but she doesn’t go into her long sleep until after 10pm. After 10, she will go to bed and sleep practically through the night. knock on wood

She wakes up around 6-6:30 and she has her first breakfast and a diaper change and then goes back to bed until 7:30-8 when we begin our day with an am freshen up and good mornings to everyone and everything.

The highlight of her development is now when she wakes up it isn’t a crying wake up but more often than not a gentle wake up. She still wakes up crying on occasion, especially during the day but for her morning wake up for the last few mornings she wakes up and entertains herself. When I get up and say “good morning”, she looks up at me and smiles. That smile makes all the tiredness and body aches go away, temporarily.

She’s getting bigger every day and I feel blessed to be able to experience as much of it as possible with her.