Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - Update


Olivia got to spend some special time with grandma today and I’m so grateful to Ryan’s mom for helping us out. Last night, Olivia and I worked on sleeping in her crib. After her feeding, I put her in her crib and she seemed to do okay as long as she had her night-light (to see that baby in the mirror) and her pacifier. The problem is that sometimes she starts sucking so aggressively that her pacifier comes out. I wait a few seconds. . .and then she cries so I get up and put it back in. It went on like this for about 2 hours. Finally, it was time for her to eat again, so I turned on the light and left to get a bottle ready for her. When I came back, she was fast asleep. It was then that I realized it was a bit chilly in our house. We had this trouble a few days ago, so I had to go in and wake Ryan up at 2:00 am to fix it. (I’m clueless when it comes to anything like that.) He got the heat going again and today we had our heating and cooling guy come out (Kirk’s Comfort Air. . . .I highly recommend them) and hopefully we don’t have any problems anymore. Anyway, so Olivia slept until almost 5:00 am in her crib by herself. We have, like the latest commenter suggested, placed her on her tummy to sleep from time to time. I know that’s a big no-no, but we only do it when she’s hooked up to the monitor. She likes to sleep with her face laying on her hands and she just can’t do that on her back. Also, when she’s sleeping she likes her arms tucked in, but she wants them out the second that she wakes up. Boy, does she get angry when she can’t find her arms!

I don’t have any pictures of Olivia today, so I thought I would leave you with a few pictures of Olivia’s adorable cousin, Izzy.


Anonymous said...

Even though it is a no-no, we have always put our kids to sleep on their tummy. They have always slept better that way. Getting them to sleep in their cribs and for longer periods of time takes a lot of work. Like you mentioned, you have to put a pacifier back in many times, and see how long they can hold out without needing to eat. Soon it becomes habit.
Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I still sleep on my tummy! I can't go to sleep on my back, it just feels weird.
Maybe I'm just weird...
I'm glad, though, that she is getting used to her crib. Although, mom's lap would be more comfortable. It's a big step for her! But, she has done some pretty amazing things in her life, this should be no problem. I'm sorry your heat wasn't workikng, I hate being cold! So I use my beautiful K-State blanket to stay warm. Thanks again Charlene, you will never know how much you have warmed me and my heart.
I think about you guys all the time.
Stay Strong,

Izzy is so cute!!

Anonymous said...

I sleep on my tummy too (or side) which is probably why sleeping in a recliner is so difficult for me. No wonder I've had such a time! :-)


Anonymous said...

Both of my kids freaked out in the crib. I think a lot of it has to do with the size. It is so big and open. When they are little they really like to be surrounded and feel closed in. I never got the hang of swaddling. Claire slept in a pack in play bassinet for 8 weeks and Asher slept in his car seat for 8 weeks. Whatever works! She will come to enjoy her crib very much. My kids both refused to sleep anywhere else!

Julie Hamlett