Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008 - Update

Llama llama red pajama. . .
reads a story with his mama!

Can we read it again?

I've always known that every child seems to have that special bedtime book. What I've learned is that. . .we don't pick the book. . .they do. We've read to Olivia since she was in the womb. She went through a stage, however, where she didn't want to sit still long enough to be read to. She would get really restless on my lap and didn't want to listen to a story. That is. . .until I read Llama llama red pajama. She loves to read this book. It has become part of our bedtime routine that makes our evenings so much more pleasant. After reading the story, I turn off the light, she takes her bottle and then goes to sleep. Other than a few nights here and there. . .she sleeps all night without much of a peep.

Earlier this week, I was feeding her at about 11 am and she didn't want to take her bottle. I was standing her up and trying to pass the time until she realized that she was, indeed, hungry. She peered over and saw her book on the floor and got very excited. So, I picked it up and we read it. As soon as I was finished, she laid back and opened her mouth for her bottle, drained it dry and then went to sleep. Apparently, the book has the same magic during the day.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I just take it for granted now how much she is sitting up in all the pictures! Is she really doing that good now?! I love the last pic, cause she really does look like shes saying, "can you read it again?" Nathan and Jake really like books too... "they" say that when a kids likes a book, to keep reading it over and over and OVER until they decide to switch, that they learn alot that way... so... Im sure Olivia is going to know alot about llamas.. and pajamas... lol... :) Good to see she's doing so well! When is your estimated "hibernation" going to happen?

Kim said...

You'll have to check out the newest Llama book, Llama Llama Mad At Mama. It is hilarous! It's about Llama's shopping trip with his mama.

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

I am buying that book TODAY if it will help Ella sleep!!

Anonymous said...

A book lover??? A girl after my own heart! That story is so cute and I am glad to hear that Olivia has found some type of routine and happiness with it.
I hope your October is going well. The month of September is behind us. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you soon.
Marilee