Thursday, October 25, 2007

while she slumbers.....


...I am able to post. We are again trying to wean from the swaddle. I had given up trying to un-swaddle her so we are trying again. One of my friends from the reunion gave us some great advice about how to break free from the swaddle. She says that it takes 3 days to break a habit. We are preparing ourselves for three days of un-fun! I went and got her a sleep sak, but it is not washed yet, so I just laid her down this morning with nothing and she cried for and hour and a half, loud. I took Shanna's advice and put my ipod on with the earphones and cleaned and baked away. I even caught myself dancing. Not so bad. Well anyway, BellaRose screamed the whole morning nap. I finally got her out of her crib and we had some cereal (girl loves her cereal, she attacks the spoon, we even tried sweet potatoes and she loves it!). I laid her back in her crib so I could shower and go meet Worth for lunch. She of course screamed her head off the whole time. When I got out of the shower I heard silence. I thought that she might be playing with a toy, but no, she was fast asleep. The door is open, the shades are up, the music was playing and my baby is fast asleep! I guess she was so exhausted from screaming all morning. Oh poor sweet little baby.

As I mentioned BellaRose is really getting into eating. We have moved her to nursing every 4 hours and having 2 meals that she eats with a spoon. I think that this is really going well. I decided it was time for a high chair. So this is SweetieBaby in her new high chair from Grandma. Pretty snazzy! I want her to get used to eating at a table, so there you go. You can see how red her eyes are in these pictures from all the crying she did this morning.

9 comments:

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

i love the high chair!!! very snazzy...... she looks like your gramma huh? maybe a little i think. Good work on the swaddle deal, what is the sleep sack,is that like a looser version? a blanket like pajama thing?

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

I must have that top picture framed!!!

Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

Oh look at her in her new chair, such a big girl,
How does she like her whoozit?

KatieKate said...

Seriously.
What do I have to do to be the first person to comment? I mean, I check my bloglines ALL. THE. TIME. and Jess always beats me.

I am now sticking my tongue out at Jess, the blog-stalker.

And dude- the high chair is AWESOME. I love it. AND you are doing fantastic on the food thing!!! Great job!

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

please dont be mad...i dont know why? i cant help it i just get there first....

CortneyTree said...

I am totally in love with that high chair and I don't even have a baby yet! I will absolutely have to ask (after my self-declared year off from new life developments) where that magnificent piece of furniture came from one day.

sunday said...

thaks guys. it is a pretty cool high chair. i am not real into all the baby looking stuff so we will see if it is any good. it is from babies-r-us, it is a graco.

Shanna, Adam and Gracen said...

fancy, fancy bellarose!! LOVE the high chair. i think i might have to invest in one of those next time around. we had all hand-me-down high chairs for gracen, so they're not really my style.

the napping will improve--stay strong!

and way to go on the eating!! we do NOT have a good eater on most days. she actually only eats meals about three days a week. i am proud to say, that she is eating her french toast right now. and also rubbing syrup all over my couches. oh well. we have to make sacrifices to keep her from starving.

Dan, Annie, Will and Mocha said...

Love the highchair too, sounds like the weaning is going well. As I'm in process of weaning Will from nursing I know how hard it is to get them away from something they love so much.
You are a great mom.