Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Five months old

Five months. Where does the time go?

It's been a busy month full of firsts ...

1st Thanksgiving (sitting on Uncle Andy's lap)

1st solid food (we've now sampled cereal and pears ...)

1st Christmas jammies

1st time to stare in awe at the Christmas tree

I'm sure there are a number of other firsts that I am neglecting right now. :)

Some people have asked me about how the sleep is going. Apparently I have been doing some complaining about my lack of it .... and I just fear that as soon as I say it's going better I'm going to jinx it, and it will get bad again. Totally irrational, I know. :)

The short answer is, it is getting better. I am still getting up for a feeding once a night, which I am fine with at this point. The problem before was that Chloe was eating, then staying up for quite a while -- talking, playing, fussing, spitting up -- you name it, she was doing it rather than sleeping. And it was keeping me up too! She was also cutting her first two teeth and that certainly didn't help.

I changed a few things and it has helped. I think one of the main differences is that I have turned off the night light. It is now completely pitch black when I put her to bed and this seems to help. I feed her, put her back to bed, she lays there and talks for a couple minutes, then goes to sleep.

I just want to clarify that Chloe is really a good sleeper overall. She naps on a regular schedule, and she puts herself to sleep each time. I lay her down, pop in her pacifier, put a blanket on her, and walk out. That's it. And she goes to sleep.

Just feeling guilty about my bellyaching :) But really, I was exhausted there for awhile ...

... but it's all totally worth it.

1 comment:

Chris Ann Schultz said...

Chantel's 1sts were at Christmas, since she was born then. Like sitting a small wagon, given by my dad, which only dolls can fit in now! It was such a great picture! She still loves Christmas as much as I do! Congrats on making it to 5 months. It sounds like it's been a challenge!