18 or so pounds
Fantastic. I thought she was starting a cough, but it ended as soon as it started. The eczema patches are coming back, definitely affected by the dry heat in the house. As are her rosy chapped cheeks.
I think it was exactly a week ago, she went down for bed, and woke after 30 min, I went back up gave the pacifier and blankie and walked out still crying. So picked her up. Got her back to sleep and about 15 min same thing. And again. Finally, we just let her cry. She wasn't hungry, cold, hot, wet, just tired. I know I'm not doing her favors by running to her as soon as she peeps, so yes, finally we went with a little CIO. Since she gets even more worked up when I check in, we just went cold turkey. It was hell. Thirty minutes.
She didn't wake until 4am, so I fed her and she went back down. The next night she went right to sleep and again slept until about 4am. Now she's going down, some times she rustles or cries out once or twice and goes right back to sleep. Then she wakes around 1 or so, so she eats. She occasionally wakes again around 4 and we let her cry again. Usually only about 10 minutes before she goes back down and sleeps until 6. I know consistency is key, so I try so hard to not run in. I did last night because it was just breaking my heart and going on longer than normal and wasn't as intermittent as she usually gets when I know she's falling back asleep.
So yeah, I'm a big meanie. I usually sit up watching the monitor the entire time making sure she's not getting too crazy worked up. But, sleep is better. I actually go to bed around 10-1030 instead of 9:30 and (knock on wood) I haven't woken up at 5am recently either.
6-12. Just ordered some more leggings from Baby Gap and few more onesies from Old Navy with the 35% promo (works on adult stuff too - GETSTARTED)
Lots of time spent house hunting. Wanted to join Gymboree for the month, but being we spend almost every other day checking out homes, doesn't seem worth it for this month. Next month for sure!
Added butternut squash, oatmeal, and bananas to our menu. Love the squash and sweet potatoes. Still hates avocado. And prefers her peas with some applesauce mixed - who wouldn't??
Baby Gear Love:
Back to loving the Jumperoo, or as Julia referred to it "the Circle of Neglect". Works for me when I need to do things, like finish up a list of houses to see to send to our realtor or write up this post (hehe).
Also, haven't mention Bumpkins bibs. I haven't tried anything else at meal time, but why would I not use something washable? Perfect. I also got her the Fisher Price SmartPhone so now her phone is more technologically advanced then her father's Blackberry ;) and the Curiosity Cube, which she loves. She can sit on her own and stay entertained, it's great.
Child hates her car seat. Loves playing house hunter, hates driving to and from. I think it might be time to put the convertible in, but it's nice to have her in the carrier for when she does fall asleep. Maybe if we finish house hunting soon, I'll wait until we are done.
Refer to "Sleep" for the rest of the tears.
A few new foods, finally starting chewing on her toes when doing 'Happy Baby', and took a transitional "big girl" bath. Still in the baby tub (in the big tub) but sitting instead reclined on the sling.