Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Angel

is six months old today. It has been the most incredible six months of my life. This journey through motherhood has been much more than I had ever dreamed of. She is just amazing and everyday is better and happier because of her. She is just doing new things everyday and she amazes Joe and me. She is rolling over , sitting up, talking all the time, tyring to wave, blowing rasberries... everyday is new.

Two big challenges we are facing are the car and sleeping through the night. She just doesen't like the car she screams in the car and it is very stressful. It is partly my fault as I have spoiled her so much so when she is in the car I am not playing with her and giving her attention so she cries/screams!

The night is still hard she is waking up two times a night still and sometimes even more than that. She doesn't take a pacifer or suck her thumb so when she wakes up in the middle of the night she doesn't know how to calm herself unless I nurse her. She is so attched to nursing. I pick her up and just nurse her for few minutes then I lay her back down awake and she puts herself back to sleep after the comfort of nursing. It is crazy. So she is crying for me and because I know that letting her cry-it-out just seems cruel. But I know that is what I am going to need to do in order to break this attachment. She is very attached to me but I am also so attached to her.

So right now these are two challenges we face... but I know in time they will work themselves out with a little assistance I just want to do it right and I don't know what right is...Is there a right.I can't imagine what the next six months will bring...these first six months have been fantastic and it keeps getting better. Happy Six Months Sweetheart mommy and daddy love you more than words can express. You are not only the most beauitful girl in the world...you have the sweetest heart and you make us so happy.


Kelly said...

SHe is just so precious! One thing that helps Lily in the car is giving her random grown up things to hold and play with. I have a small mesh bag in the front seat full of small things like tupperware lids, boxes, containers or toys that she's never seen before and hand them to her when she starts complaining. The bag is only for the car and I rotate the objects when it gets old for her. Usually works because she's so mesmerized by this new object in front of her as she checks it out. So funny to watch her in the mirror...at a stoplight of course. :)
She's a doll!

Heidi said...

love the idea kelly gave. we used to keep things like that in the car and diaper bag only to be used out...not at home!!! helped lots!!!

what a little beauty:) her eyes are the color of her name:)

wylie said...

Hello little model, nice to meet you! Wowza! Her eyes are amazing! Happy 6 months Skye!

I have a car suggestion...I usually start a conversation when I am putting Lee in the car, then carry on with it while getting her in, buckling myself up, even when walking around the car, so she knows I am there. I keep it up until I know she is settled. Sometimes I think it is your voice, they get lonely back there. How wonderful to be with her so much, it must melt your heart that she is so attached to you.

Leah said...

HOLY COW THESE PICTURES ARE FANTASTIC!! She is SO beautiful, Stephanie! You guys are so blessed. You'll get through the car and sleeping situations. Will just take time. xoxo

sabrina said...

beautiful pics!!