Audrey slept well last night. She settled in for bedtime at 9:30 pm, woke at 3 am and 6 am to nurse, and otherwise slept through with minimal grunting. I feel like a million bucks.
Incidentally, I think the bad nights of sleep were related to her constipation-- it's really amazing how much young infants are ruled by their digestive systems. Contentment is pretty much contingent on three things: food, pooping, and snuggling close to mama.
|snuggling with mama|
We are having a good week. I don't really have any deep thoughts to share but I do want to share how proud I am of Juliet! She stayed in the church nursery for the entire 2 hours this morning while I was at my leadership meeting for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).
This is a huge step for her, because she generally hasn't been able to stay in the nursery at all without going into a full-on panic and inconsolably screaming for me until the nursery worker comes to retrieve me. I still refuse to force her to "cry-it-out" in these situations, since I believe that she needs comfort instead of discipline...but it has been an extremely stressful situation for both her and me, and such a relief to know that she may be getting to a point of being comfortable with being away from me on these rare occasions. I am perfectly okay with having a daughter who may need a little extra mama time than the other kids, but I am also feeling grateful that she did so well this morning!
My baby is growing up...sigh...here she is learning to climb up the slide at my friend Jenna's house yeserday!
|up the slide!|