Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Midnight Feeding

Ellie is smart. She knows that if she screams loud enough at midnight, her father and I will give her pretty much whatever she wants, so we can go back to sleep. Ellie's pediatrician says we need to wean her off of her midnight feeding. This has been a BIG challenge. He says to let her cry it out for about 15 min, we can pick her up, change her diaper...just don't feed her. However when REM sleep is interrupted by a blood curdling scream, you want to do whatever you can to make it stop.
Because we are having such a difficult time we are going to sleep in the living room and let Ellie have our room. Perhaps it won't be so bad to let her cry it out if we are in a different room.

Wish us luck

Monday, December 6, 2010


I can't believe that I haven't written in so long. I feel like time has just slipped right by me. So in order to give an update, I thought I would just write out some of the highlights of what is going on...

-Bedtime has been conquered! Ellie is always ready for bed on time! Its amazing to have quiet time in the evenings.

-However, we have not conquered sleeping through the night or naps. Ellie still wakes up 1-2 times during the night for a feeding. The doctor says we need to started weaning her out of this over the next month or so...we are not looking forward to this. And Ellie still is having a hard time with naps, but we're working on it

-Ellie is officially on solids! She has been eating rice cereal for a while, but we started giving her sweet potatoes a few days ago, and she loved them! Next, carrots!

- God is testing us. We are definitely having to rely on Him and trust in His plan, but we know He has one.

-We are going home to Colorado for Christmas in 2 weeks! We are so excited to see family and friends. We miss the mountains and the nice clean air.

-And finally here is a new pic of Ellie