Well, we have now officially made it one night through with no feedings. That was Saturday night. She slept til 5 a.m. Whoo hoo! Of course, that same stint didn’t happen last night. She was up at 3, 5 and 7. Go figure. One step forward, two back. They say (whoever ‘they’ are) that this is common. She’ll get there. I’m looking forward to the weeks she’s consistently sleeping 7-8 hours. No one functions well on sleep deprivation. My sister-in-law, Marty, is just like me. She’s got to have 7-8 hours of sleep a night to function with her 5 kids. I don’t know how she does it. Lots of tea I guess. But as any veteran mom will tell you, “You just do it and get through. The first 12 weeks are the toughest.”
Bailey had her first pre-Christmas celebration at Granny’s over the weekend. Santa showed up for all her cousins (all 9 of them were there) and passed out gifts. The kids had a great time. Olivia and Zach got a John Deere tractor they were racing around in. Zach was a better driver; Olivia kept running into the house, trees, you name it. I wish she would’ve run over a few squirrels, ha ha.
Granny made a great dinner and it was a wonderful evening for all the kids. Bailey got several baby gifts, including a giant red and white stuffed reindeer that is now in her room. She doesn’t know what it is now, but give her a couple years. I’m sure it’ll be one of her favorite toys. She slept through most of the gift-giving, and the ensuing squeals of glee by her cousins from the other gifts that followed. All in all, a festive night… and then a silent one. Merry Christmas!
With her Aunt Sandee: