Thursday, December 8, 2011

6 weeks

Peighton Joy is already 6 weeks old! I do not know where time has gone. Since Jeff got home and I have a helping hand time has flown by so quickly.
Napping and bed time has changed....A LOT around here.
Our sweet princess has realized that she runs the house now she decides when we sleep and IF we sleep.

She loves to nap and sleep cuddling with us or in our laps. She used to be so good about putting herself to sleep in her cradle and I'm determined to get her back to that routine. We had a few rough nights recently, but last night was good and I'm hoping to go back to the routine we did when it was just her & I and hopefully that will get her back in to the "sleeping all night" groove. Our routine recently was bath, feeding, and reading then bedtime (usually between 8-10), but when it was just us two I kept her awake with me until about 10 then we went upstairs and I fed her in the complete dark and put her in the cradle after nursing and let her fall asleep on her own. I think the excitement of the bath and reading kept her awake and we would pick her up and let her sleep on our chests and that is just not working anymore!

In other "first" news, we decorated our house for PJ's first Christmas. She just loves the lights and her you can tell by the smile on her face :)
I just love her sweet innocent face. She is changing every day and looking more like her daddy :) which I love so much. Who wouldn't want to look at this sweet face all day?
Last week I started putting her in her room in the crib for naps. She did great! She slept for several hours and then woke up and just played with her hands for about 15 minutes until she was ready to be entertained again. I am dreading the day she sleeps in her room on her own.
Today was a relaxing day at home with mama. She took a short nap with daddy (he worked a 24 hour shift last night) and she has been awake ever since (this is huge in our house-she likes to sleep almost 10-12 hours a day).
We have a fun-filled weekend coming up and will post lots of pictures after our special retreat as a family :)

until next time God bless!


Tracy said...

so glad she's doing so well!

Sam said...

Our bedtime routine is usually bath, bottle, reading and then bed. I used a book that my friend swore by, she had twine and then a third and it worked for all of hers so I tried it. It's called 12 Hour Sleep by 12 Weeks. It actually worked! If your interested let me know and I'll email you the deets lol.

6 weeks omigosh! I can't believe it! :) It's sad to see the newborn clothes go, eh?