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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.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Autumn, Autumn, Autumn

Autumn has learned how to roll from her back to her tummy (4/9). I called Matt at work and told him she had just rolled over and his voice sounded sad, I'm sure it was because he had wished he was at home watching it happen too. But there is no doubt that Autumn has showed her Daddy she can roll over MANY times lol. Every time we put her on the floor to play she's rolling all over the place.
Autumn's crib is still in our room :( She had been sleeping very well through the night, only waking up once for her paci. But the last few nights she's woken up a lot for her paci. Funny thing is we were getting ready to put her crib back in her room lol. Guess we'll just have to wait a little while longer.
Autumn is getting such a personality, she's all smiles until she's so tired she can't put herself to sleep. She wants to play all the time and doesn't want to take naps :(  She's eating a lot of different baby foods. Autumn loves to eat her food mixed together, she can't have just bananas, it has to be bananas and pears lol. This is more of a Matt thing, as everyone knows I hate my food mixed together.
We are teaching Autumn a few basic sign language symbols, like Mommy, Daddy, more, and diaper. We read that it's easier for them to learn sooner than talking.So we think it will be good for her before she can use her words. It's going pretty good she's watching us and you can see in her eyes that she's trying to learn. Well it's time for me to try to get Autumn down for her morning nap and get a shower!!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Car

This week we traded in Matt's SUV for another Malibu, it's silver (I have a gold Malibu). It's the same payment but at least it will be better on gas (we were looking for one or the other since gas is so much). It's going to make a really nice car. My car is a lease so I'll be driving the new car when I have to give mine up. Hopefully when we give mine up we will be able to buy a car with cash.
On another note, Autumn has only wanted to sleep in her crib this past week. Which has had affected our sleep. I'm hoping she'll sleep in her bed tonight. She also has had a crying phase every day at 4pm and I have no clue what is causing other than I think it might be nap time.
Matt and I groomed April (our dog) this week too. We are trying to save money and that will save us 40.00 every 6 weeks. We didn't do too bad lol. April didn't like us doing it at all but she turned out looking good.
I've been looking into going back to work, but I'm not sure I'm ready. Then there's the part of me that is ready to work again. I'm having trouble deciding what I want to do, also. Well it's time to feed Autumn, so that's it for now.