Monday, March 15, 2010

CIO update

A while ago I posted that I was beginning to allow Adelle to cry it out before nap times and she is doing well falling asleep on her own. I was not very diligent at the beginning but after a week of solid schedule and a good routine she is doing much better. It was not as hard as I anticipated and I am no longer holding my breath every nap praying that she will not cry and just sleep.

I can hardly believe that it has been almost 8 weeks since she was born time has gone so fast!! She was out of newborn clothing after about 3 weeks and I am not sure how much longer she will be in 0-3 month clothes. She is growing so fast! We go for her 2 mo check up on Wednesday, I am excited to see how much she has grown!
This photo may be little gross but she was so cute so I have to share it!! She had just spit up and I laid her on my lap to wipe her face off and she started smiling like crazy so I took pictures of her, it was really cute! She often sticks out her tongue when she smiles.
All clean!
Bundled up for her first walk in the sunshine!
Adelle and cousin Emory.
"My Auntie Loves  Me!"

This is the best job ever!!  The pay is amazing and it is so much fun!


Our sweet Adelle was baptized yesterday.

She wore my baptismal dress (given to me by my Grandpa and Grandma Koetje), a bib that John's Grandma Pebbles made and the blanket was knitted by my Grandma Dykstra. I like it that she had something from each family!  Such a wonderful testimony of God's faithfulness!  "For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself." Act 2:31

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cry It Out

We officially started cry it out today! Adelle has been going down with out me rocking her to sleep after her last feeding at night and after her early morning feeding. I think that she is ready to take naps with out rocking to sleep. This morning started great! I woke her up for her 08:00 feeding got her dressed, she had a little awake time and then went down with just a little fussing. She woke up a little early with a dirty diaper and then I fed her. However she is not falling asleep with out crying this nap. She likes to be snuggled to sleep for every nap and it can take 45-60 minutes to get her to really sleep and sometimes she will wake up when we put her down and then we start all over. She will sleep better if she can fall asleep on her own!! I am praying that this only lasts for a few days!