Friday, January 9, 2015


 Smile, sleep, play, repeat!

Our new year has brought several new changes.  Ellie is now almost 5 months adjusted age (where does the time go?!?)  She is mostly sleeping through the night now (yay!!!). We seemed to turn that corner last week after a few restless night after getting her latest synergis shot.  Now she sleeps till 5:45, where on the dot she wakes up squealing with joy in her bed.  Like with our history of dealing with all of her nighttime awakenings since she was 6 weeks adjusted age, we wait 20 minutes to see if she goes back to sleep.  Sometimes she does, and sometimes she doesn't but after a quick feeding, she goes back to sleep until 7.  We are also in the in-between phase where we are trying to go from 4 to 3 naps

She is also learning to fall asleep unassisted.  It is heart wrenching to hear those cries at the end of a long day, but she has to learn how to do it.  At the transition from 4-5 months babies start to act more like adults and start off in non-REM sleep instead of REM sleep.  She does pretty well as long as she can find her thumb...sometimes her pajama sleeves get in the way so we have to remember to roll them up!

And we are now eating solids!  I though we would hold off completely until she was six months adjusted, but she is acting so ready that we went ahead and have begun the adventure of eating rice cereal.  She is doing really well!  She only eats probably a tablespoon in total before she is ready to stop, but she loves eating from the spoon and smiles when you say "Mmmmm tasty!"

As we settle into all of these new changes, hopefully we will be able to be a little more consistent on our updates!

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