Tuesday, April 27, 2010

mold :(

we have a mold problem here in our casa, it's in the bathroom window, my sons bedroom windown and near our sliding glass door in our bedroom. gross and dangerous. we are gonna ask my father in law to help us repair it. in the meantime i wanna look into an air purifier thing-a-ma-jig.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

sleep for the little b

we have started doing the "put her to bed awake" technique, but not without a struggle. i have always rocked her to sleep and it wasn't until about a month ago that she would fight her sleep, and it wasn't pretty! i figured it was time i do some "sleep training" but all the books & sites are so all over the place. i ended up just taking my mommy friends' advice & put our own personal spin on it.

she can stay awake for about 3-4 hours during the day before she gets grumpy. once i can see that's she's fussy and rubbing her eyes i will cuddle her a little, tell her it's "ni-night time" and then take her to her crib. she will whine, fuss and then cry, but i go in and comfort her (without picking her up) & then shortly leave the room. 5ish minutes later i will go back and do the same, sometimes it lasts about 15 minutes, the most was almost a half hour.

then this morning she fell asleep in her bouncy chair in the bathroom while i was showering, darnit! so when i was finished i scooped her up and in the crib she went. she awoke briefly, but "talked" herself to sleep within 2 minutes.

this afternoon while i tweezing my eyebrows at my vanity, she was next me on on our bed, she likes to play and talk to me while i try to make myself presentable :) all of a sudden i look over and she was out like a light. now although she didn't go to sleep in her crib, she did put herself to sleep without getting cranky so i still consider that a step in the right direction.

i know that she will get the hang of it, it's just taking some getting used to. i used to love those sweet moments spent in the glider, snuggled close to her, but those had turned into arched backs and violent spitting out of the binky, so i gues you could say this is our way of graduating to the next phase.

wish me luck!