Saturday, June 28, 2008

Update on Sleep Training

Let me start off with..."Is it sad that it's Saturday night and I'm blogging?"

Anyways....Well tonight was a good night. Only 15 minutes from the time I put him in the crib until I left the room. Last night would have been great but there was a thunder storm. We have had a few really bad nights along the way but I hope it will fade away. The next thing that I want to work on are his naps. He is fazing out his morning nap which is fine but is struggling with sleeping long enough in the afternoon on his own. Any suggestions would be great on how to get him to go to sleep on his own!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Look!

I just want to say a BIG thank you to Hilary for making my new page! She did an awesome job! You should check her page out if you want yours done too!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Just a Housewife...


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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Our Beach Trip

Here are few pictures of our trip to Okaloosa Island. We had such a great time while we were there. It went by way to quickly. I hope that next year Ben likes the beach a little bit more. He wasn't quite sure of the sand and waves.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sleep Training Day 3

Another good night! Tonight it took about 30 minutes. I tried to do the "The Sleep Shuffle" for his morning nap this morning and it was a disaster. No nap was taken, I ended up with a bite mark, and there was vomit all over his room. I think that I'm going to wait until we have mastered night time before we take on naps again.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sleep Training Day 2

Tonight went SO much better. It took 25 minutes from the time I put him in the crib to when I left his room! I did it a little bit different than the books says but it worked! I don't think words can express how happy this makes me. Yippee!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sleep Training...not fun

We have started a new plan getting Ben to go to sleep on his own. He has had issues from the beginning being preemie with reflux. He has learned to fall asleep on us because he used to need to be upright for 45 minutes after his bottle. This has lead to him not being able to fall asleep independently. So we have tried CIO and he throws up with in about 5 minutes with his easy gag reflex. Tonight we tried "the sleep shuffle." It involves sitting right next to the crib until they fall asleep then moving the chair each night a little bit further away until you are out of the room. I had high hopes that this would work for Ben. So we went through our normal night time routine. Then I gently place him in the crib. He immediately is up and walking around the crib. I sit down and say "shh, night night time" then he starts crying and 3 minutes in and he throws up everywhere!!! I mean everywhere...the kid must have at least 6 foot range on him. I think that tonight was one of his messiest yet. No fun cleaning it up but I have come to learn how to do it quickly and efficiently. Let's hope that tomorrow night goes better.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hard lesson to learn

So I mentioned that our computer had crashed but it is worse than I thought. We are not going to be able to recover anything off the hard drive unless we pay like $1000. I have been very depressed about it. The only good thing is that I still have all my pictures of Benjamin. My dad is trying to find out if he might know someone who could do it at a better rate. Let's keep our fingers crossed. I am hoping to upload pictures from the beach soon for my next post. Bye for now!