Thursday, October 2, 2008

Love Bug

I wake up every morning anticipating what today will bring. Every day she does something new... a different coo, a giggle, a further reach for a toy, a different little look in her eye, a new expression on her face, interest in a toy she didn't like yesterday. And each day is more fun then the next, as I watch her discover the world. I have experienced more happiness and love in twelve weeks then I thought could be possible. She is my love bug.

Our biggest challenge right now is getting her to sleep at night. Once we get her down she is wonderful she sleeps until 6 am eats and goes back to sleep until 8 or 9. But getting her to sleep in the evening for the night is very difficult. I try not to read or research as every baby is different and I don't want to drive myself crazy. They all say let them cry it out! EASY for them to say.. listening to her cry is so hard I feel like someone is tearing my heart out of my chest when I hear her cry. The biggest challenge of being a new mother is you NEVER want to hear your baby cry... but babies cry. Easy to say when it isn't YOUR baby crying.

Grandma came to babysat last night so Joe and I could have a date night and she started the "cry it out." It killed grandma but she did it! She cried for 45 minutes before she finally feel asleep. My mom went in her room every 15 minutes leaned down in the crib calmed her down and left again. She did this until she finally feel asleep. 45 MINUTES! It would have killed me to do that. I am going to have daddy try it tonight and I am going to leave.. hopefully Friday night it will be less and I will be ready to try it. I am praying it will be less each night and finally she will understand that it is bedtime. That is what the books say so we will see if they are right. Say prayers it works it has been taking us 3 hours to get to to sleep but we have been spoiling her. Joe says he can handle hearing her cry but he is usually in there to rescue her faster than I am...
Cuter than ever...

And that little face she is just a love bug! How can I let her "cry it out":(

7 comments:

Anna Gardner said...

Because if you don't, she'll school you for the rest of your life. ;-) Just kidding.

Curry cried it out in some hotel in Moab. The next morning someone asked us if our baby was sick. I said, No, we're trying this impossibly hard thing! But it worked, three kids later, it worked!! Ahhhh at last, sleep without waking up.

Until potty training and nightmares begin. ;-)

Good luck!

Omar said...

Oh I totally understand. But "research" says 3-5 days and they'll be fine. What do they know, right? Everything is something because once you get the hang of it, she'll throw you another curve ball. That's why as hard as motherhood is, it's the best job in the world because EVERYDAY IS SOMETHING NEW!!! Love you. You are a wonderful mother, and I am having Steph and Skye withdrawls. xoxoxo

Rayna said...

Oops, that last comment was me under Matt's account.

Kelly said...

Ahhhhhhh, I'm so excited to see pictures of this beautiful little girl! I love her little peanut head!! Unreal! She is STUNNING!! Ahh, my heart is happy seeing her!!! Miss you both! xoxo

Kelle said...

i wanna sneak in when she's crying and get her. and you'll all be thinking she was a big girl and fell asleep. but really, i'd be secretly rocking her and kissing her sweet face. i know...i'm bad. but friends can spoil her.

Heidi said...

look at her hair...it is precious!!!!!!!!!!! she really is so beautiful and...cuddleable...not a word, but fits her so well.
hard to let widdle babies cry...i hear ya sister. it will get easier:)

Leah said...

Awwww... she'll be used to it in no time! I'll look forward to the update when you're telling us she's going to bed with no problems! That will be sooooooon!! She's so cute!!

Leah