Wednesday, March 9, 2011

catch up

So Patrick has the computer with him at school a lot during the week. I'm finding it hard to find time to blog. He is in bed (old man) early tonight and since I have to wait up to feed the girl her last feeding I figured I should take advantage of this time and do a little posting.

Lydia is 3 1/2 months now. She is an absolute joy to be with. Today she giggled at me. Her smile is so sweet. She opens her mouth as wide as she can and grins from ear to ear. Her eyes light up and, oh, her innocence just melts you. It has seemed like she was so close to just letting out a squeal of laughter and today she did it. I tried to call Patrick and put him on speaker phone. He barely heard her. Then when he got home we tried again and she did it even better than this morning. Show off. She knew her daddy was watching.

After we went to the doctor around 3 months and saw the scales I decided it would be okay to drop that middle of the night feeding. It was time to make her sleep through the night. We have been at this for 2 weeks now. She woke up the first night a few times. I went in and put her paci in. Second night she went a little longer before waking up crying. Third night a little longer. Fourth night... slept all the way through with out waking up (10:30-7:30). Praise the Lord! Fifth, sixth and seventh night woke up like five times crying. Sheesh I was getting more sleep before. I gave in one night and just fed her. I could hear her belly growling. Poor thing. Well she's gotten better and has slept through the last 4 or 5 nights. I am thankful. I feel like this is a big step. Now I feel like we could leave her with grandparents overnight without feeling as burdensome. Who really wants to wake up in the middle of the night to feed a baby who isn't even their baby? (Even though I know both my mom and his mom wouldn't mind at all but still I'd feel bad)

I tried a recipe that someone sent me and I loved it. Super easy and super good. Will post about this soon.

Happy birthday tomorrow Mar 10th to my bro Jordan. He's the big 26!! Very thankful for those 26 years the Lord has blessed him with. Also very thankful for how He has grown and matured him in the last year. Love you JP.


  1. yeah, sometimes if they wake up multiple times it's a growth spurt... the advantage is that after the feeding frenzy they sleep for a few days so you can get a lot done (or sleep a lot!).

  2. I got your sweet thank you note! I'm glad you like the necklace. It's always fun to get a little something unexpected :)

    It's been fun catching up on you and your family. It's amazing how time flies and things change so quickly!

    Good for you that Lydia is sleeping through the night. I'm creeping up on 26 and still can't imagine a little one just yet...but yours is so sweet!