Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"What do you think you're doing, Missy?!"

The other day I watched Anne kick cutely from her play spot on the floor. She flipped over, like she always does, and then suddenly...


This.is.not.happening. I need many, many more months of non-mobility to prepare me for living with a mobile baby again. Because there are few things worse (ok, the sleep thing is worse) than dealing with the mobility phenomena of every waking moment filled with racing over to rescue your child from their latest life threatening calamity. Every.waking.moment. Those are the days that you pray they never drop their second nap.

This is her latest thing and it's making me very nervous. I'm just hoping we can get through Christmas without having to worry about her crawling over and eating an ornament.

On the up side, our sleep situation has stabilized. No, this does not mean that she sleeps through until the morning, nor would I expect her to at this age. She goes to bed at 7 pm, and will sleep until anywhere from 10 pm until 1 am. Usually, she sleeps until 12:30 am. I bring her into bed to nurse, and we both fall asleep for an hour or two. She'll usually wake me again then by rooting ("hey, the all night buffet is still open; suddenly, I'm hungry again!") so I'll let her nurse until she falls sound asleep. Then I pick her up and put her back in her crib. She goes right back to sleep. On a good night, she'll sleep until 6-6:30 am. On a regular night, she'll get up 1 more time, somewhere between 3 and 5 am. Occasionally, she'll fuss for a few minutes and fall back to sleep. More often, I'll bring her back into bed to nurse.

Really, that's pretty good. Getting up twice. I'll take it. And if she gets up between 5 and 6 am and won't go back to sleep, Mike will get up with her and take her downstairs so that I can sleep until 6:30. Yes, I have a wonderful husband.

Her hair has been getting longer lately, and I know I'm biased, but boy is she pretty. :) She gets lots of admiring looks when we're out in stores. I get a lot of comments about her eyes because she has dark brown hair like mine but big blue eyes. I find it fascinating that I have 2 children with blue eyes. I actually think this is a tad unfair, since I should have the dominant genes. :) But really, their eyes are lovely. I must have a recessive little b gene in there, obviously.

She's super precious these days.

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