Sorry for the Blog post delay.. it seems i spoke too soon. Literally the night i posted my last blog about how great DD was sleeping. She decided to change. She went from sleeping 11-7 to waking up again at night and needing nurturing... a lot of nurturing. Sometimes being up for 1.5 hrs. SO... i panicked a little. Calling Debbie to try and figure out what happened and where i went wrong in our process. Thing is... i didnt do anything wrong. I didnt change anything. BUT its hard to believe that when things go right and then change. I had to be reminded (because even i need the reassurance) that shes only 8-9 weeks old and shes doing better then my son or most 9 week olds do. She is learning amazing great habits and is able to self soothe. Its funny because i am also a Paramedic and if i need to treat a patient i can do that no problem. When it comes to treating and diagnosing myself... not so easy. I call my medic friends. looks like im in the same boat. What was wrong? it could have been gas, it could have been the 9 week growth spurt, it could have been, it could have been. In the end it doesn't matter. We kept with the program. Its all she knows.
It was a long and exhausting week. We potty trained my son last week. He did amazing barely any accidents and we were taking him out for outings by day 3. He is still accident free. YAY! My DH worked full days and a lot of shifts. DD was a cranky pants from lack of sleep. At one point we were all having a good ol family cry. Yup, All 3 of us. Hey its stressful, im definitely no supermom. Sometimes the only thing that makes you feel better is a cry. And it DID!
Well fast forward a week later and things are looking up. DD went back to her 11-7 sleep last night and great daytime naps. She has been smiling up a storm and is cooing. Her smile melts my heart. A big toothless smile. Her eyes light up and she stares right into my eyes. LOVE! Makes me forget my horrible week. Heres to things looking up. . . keeping in my mind that its ok.. she's 9 weeks old. Doing great and i cant expect perfection. There will be bad days that she needs me more to nurture her.. i can do that. Thank you to Debbie for reminding me of that. Just keep pushing on.
ON A TOTALLY NON sleep update... Take a look at this AMAZING idea i got off of pintrest. Yes.. i love pinterst. Mason Jar salads. (google it) Right now finding time to make a proper healthy (calorie conscious) meal in little time is next to impossible so what do i do.. reach for something fast which is usually a carb. I need to be a lot more careful as we have a destination wedding in november and i have some lingering baby weight to lose. Well.. in just over an hour (DD's last nap) i made a weeks worth of SALADS. So simple and kept in the fridge. Shake, put in a bowl and eat. Salad dressing on the bottom hearty veg or meat on top, any other ingredients you have and then salad on the top. Put the lid on and keep in the fridge for 5-7 days (or eat them as i had one for lunch and one for dinner tonight)
I just had to share cause its such a simple idea but awesome.
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