Monday, July 5, 2010

Bathtime


Jayden LOVES baths! She has 3 rubber duckies, and she spends the whole time trying to figure out how to hold all three at the same time. A couple of times she has achieved this by putting one in each hand and one in her mouth.Photobucket

Saturday, July 3, 2010

oy vey

I try not to complain about sleep too much because anything has to be better than before, right? When Jayden was a newborn till about 5 1/2 months, sleep for us was awful! Anyone I told could not believe she slept that bad. Lets not explain it all to you again, but lets just say, I don't think I could have handled much more.

When I was still living in Tucson and working as a nanny for the most adorable kids ever (besides my own of course) I used to take the 18 month old to story time at the library every Tuesday. There was a mom of a 9 month old that I would chit chat with. One day she came in and looked pretty tired. I said to her "are you ok" and she looked at my and shrugged her shoulders and said "I'm just so tired, he wont sleep through the night still and I just need a good nights sleep" I offered her my apologies and I remember thinking to myself. that will never be me, I'll just let them cry and they will fall asleep. Oh how naive I was! If I could go back and meet myself back then, I would have slapped myself in the face. I just had no clue, none.

Fast forward to now, Jayden is 9 months. Since we did a version of Ferber at 5 1/2 months, she has slept through the night a handful of times, and has slept through except for one wake-up fairly often. But for the past couple of weeks it has been hell. She has started to cry before bed again. She wakes up literally EVERY SINGLE 3 HOURS. So, 10 pm, 1am, 4 am, and then up for the day at 7. Now this is not exact, I would like to say give or take a wake-up. But that would not be accurate to say "take." Only "give."

I guess I assume that it is teething, she has her top and bottom 2 teeth, so 4 total. And she is currently getting 2 more on the top atleast. But what am I supposed to do? I give her teething tablets and oragel. But I am terrified of giving her Motrin too often. How much is normal. I feel like it's crazy to give it to her every day, but she is in pain. Help me ladies!

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