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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lily, Take Two

I'd like to give her a little more time before making any rash judgments, but I'm afraid that our sweet Gemma is becoming less sweet by the day. Her usual calm and easy demeanor has been eroding a little more every day, and worst of all her sleeping is beginning to suffer (translation: my sleeping is beginning to suffer). Unless she's nursing, she'll only fall asleep in her swing with the nature sounds turned up full blast (she's partial to the babbling brook), but within minutes of laying her down in her crib, she wakes up and it's game over. Last night I tried putting her down four or five times with no success--she was just mad. Adam and I commented on how she was reminding us more and more of someone else in our house (i.e. Lily), when the thought came to me that we might try what we did with her as a baby (see below).


I had hoped to avoid this, especially because she has been such a good sleeper for the last month, but guess what? She slept for 8 hours straight! I woke her up this morning to feed her, then put her back down, and she slept for 3 more hours!

Here is Adam with Gemma during last night's failed attempts at sleep.

And as a footnote, here is my sweet, not-so-little Lily before church on Sunday. She looks so big!


Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

I so hear you. I have yet to get a good sleeper:). Maybe next time! I love the babbling brook comment. I miss you Alvey! I love that you are posting here more:).

melissa said...

I went to school with Adam - I'm really good friends w/ Wendy Barker Coleman - so we go WAY back! I'll tell ya, if Gemma loves the nature sounds, if might work to invest in a sound machine. Bed Bath and Beyond sells them (about $20) and my kiddos love listening to the rain while they sleep! Blocks out all the background noise! Cali even had one that has a night light on it. Good luck and hope you get some good sleep soon!

The Allen Family said...

Haha! Love it! 8 straight hours! Wow!! I feel that whatever will get them to sleep, is what you do - even if it's not "recommended". Once they get older, they'll all be fine. And I can't believe the pic of Lily! So old and SO dang cute!