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Saturday, April 23, 2011

My little trick to get Autumn to sleep

So tonight Matt and I were having a little trouble getting Autumn (who was too tired for her own good) to go to bed. I had also had trouble getting Autumn to take naps today, I finally got her to take one from 11:30 am to 2:15pm. To give you a picture of our night, we went out for dinner and on the way home Autumn took a very tiny nap. Then when we got home we gave Autumn a bath, and Matt has trying to rock Autumn to sleep in her room (after we got her in her pj's and her Easter outfit laid out), needless to say ricking her wasn't working. So I laid on the floor in her room and said "Here honey let me show you a trick of mine I use to put her to sleep, lay her down next to me." And so he did and he and April laid next to us. We all four laid on her floor and within 15 minutes she was asleep. I got up and laid Autumn in her crib and turned to Matt asleep on the floor and said "hurry lets go before we wake her". Now normally I does this in mine and Matt's bed or on the couch and then carry her to the crib, but the whole house was lighted and I used what I could :) Autumn is very much a mama's girl which is why laying with me helps put her to sleep. I did this for her nap too today. Autumn has been sleeping in her own room in her crib now for over a week now. She normally sleeps from 9:30 pm to 7:30 am without a sound (not bad if you ask me). We have also moved up to 6 ounces of formula every 3 hours now, YAY! We are also doing very well with solid feeding. I can't feed Autumn fast enough now, she grunts at me to put more food in her mouth. I think this is so cute because at first she really wanted to take her time eating. Well tomorrow is Easter and we have lots planned as usual for our holidays. I hope everyone has a good Easter and remember the true meaning, God sent his only Son to die on the cross so our sins could be washed away.

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