Sweet, sleeping baby - Baby Steps in High Heels

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sweet, sleeping baby

We have survived several events in the last couple of weeks. I went back to work. I’ve been driving Baby to daycare … all by myself … without anyone to hold her head stable in the car seat that I still think is too big. Baby has ‘survived’ daycare without so much as a single tear upon my departure. I’ve even managed to make it through with only the occasional tear or two. Per day. At least, that’s what I tell myself. The sun is just really bright and sometimes it makes my eyes water. A lot.

Actually, I think it’s really helping her distinguish her days and nights. She’s been sleeping much better at night (knock on wood) in the last week. We’ve been feeding her a little more in the evenings, and she has slept in stretches of 3.5–4.5 hours between the nighttime feedings. If only I could get her to do this consistently so I know exactly what the trick is.

Today, we also survived our second week in a row at church. We learned our lesson after last week’s Great Spit-up Event that occurred about 30 seconds before we were set to walk out the door. This week we were prepared with a cute outfit, matching bow … and a bib. Baby was great in church. She followed the same pattern of being awake for the first half, quietly rocking in her car seat. Then, she slept through until the end. Let’s just say that we very seriously encourage Father Tony to visit every night around 10:00 pm and give Baby the “God bless and be good” blessing!

Tonight we’re going to try letting her sleep in her crib for the entire night … wish us luck!


  1. Cute pic of Avery! I too thought P's carseat would be too big (we have the same one). I bought a head support from Target, it helped a bunch. Is the crib in her room? If so, yay for you, I'm not ready to let Peighton go yet. She's still sleeping in her bassinet right next to my side of the bed.

  2. Yes - her crib is in her room. Last night was great .... for her! I didn't sleep a wink. I was in the chair in her room for a while, then I just kept watching the video monitor until it was time for her to eat again.

  3. Don't be ashamed-you're just a good mommy. And you aren't crazy, I still go into Will's room to touch him to make sure he's breathing...he's 4 1/2 :P