Wednesday, June 30, 2010

...and we're back

Gosh it's been a long time since I've updated on here.  First of all, sleeping is going SO much better, and consistantly so.  This is the first time, ever, that sleep has been consistantly better.  I feel like she was finally ready, and because she was ready there was very little crying when we finally got to the point of laying her down awake and off to sleep.  Thank goodness! The past 2 weeks she has only woken up once or twice (mostly twice) but I will take it!
Secondly, we have a little walker on our hands!  She has just taken off in the walking department, going from just a few steps at a time to full on walking through the house--all in just a few weeks.  It's amazing how fast she learns!  She also can sign the words 'milk', 'please', 'eat', 'drink', 'all done', and 'more'.  She says 'up', 'mama', 'dada', 'hi', 'ki' (kitty), 'gee' (doggie) and has said lots of other words one time but those are her go-to words that I hear constantly.  She knows where her nose, eyes, hair, and belly button are and I'm hopeful to teach her some more body parts soon. 

Staci is going to be 15 months old tomorrow. She is officially a toddler.  I'm the mommy of a toddler.  WOAH.  MAMA.  but my gosh, I am loving every minute.  Being a mommy is so cool! ;)

Monday, June 14, 2010

oh so frustrated

To say my daughter is a bad sleeper is like saying 9/11/01 was a bad day.  I mean really, it is awful.  Last night was the first night in almost a week where she DIDN'T wake up for 2+ hours in the middle of the night.  I'd consider it a victory if it hadn't taken 2 hours to get her to go to sleep, resulting in her finally going down at 10pm.  It's currently 8:59pm and we have been trying to get her to go to sleep for over an hour. In that hour I nursed her 2 times, she got crazy upset in her crib while Max stood outside just trying to get her to calm down.  After just a few minutes she vomited everywhere, so I went in to help clean her and the room up at which point she asks for milk again. so, that's 3 times nursing now in a little over an hour.  Did I mention she is 14 months old? She can be completely calm and near sleep and the second I even get near her crib she erupts into a fit of screams.  Like, she's not just a little upset.  It's all out WAR to her, and she's not losing.  Strong willed doesn't even BEGIN to describe it. 

GAH.  I just had to get that out!