Today starts a new week and a new plan for this family!! After reading some books and talking with different people, I decided that we need a routine. Sophia is hardly sleeping during the day at all -- she never seemed to fall asleep. I realized that I need to put her down and she needs to learn to put herself to sleep (within reason obviously). Babies that sleep during the day have more restful sleep at night -- or so I have been told. We have seen that happen on a few occasions where she sleeps during the afternoon -- we usually always have a good day.
I am reading a book called "The Baby Whisperer." It is really good and came highly recommended by a dear friend at church. I am only a few chapters into it... but I am learning a lot. I wished I would have started our "routine" (not to be confused with schedule) weeks ago. 5 weeks isn't too late to start I guess, huh?
Today we went to the doctor and our daughter is going to be a spittin' image of her father (I have a gut feeling)! She has grown almost 2 inches in the past 4 weeks. She is in the 70% for her height! She is up to almost 8 lbs 4 oz. She isn't gaining weight as quickly (as some might like) -- but we are heading in the right direction. She is in the 25% still for her weight. Her head grew another inch as well to put her in the 40% for her head circumference. So, to boil that down -- we have a long skinny baby with a big brain!!! :) Isn't she precious?? We love her!!!
We also had nice visits with co-workers!!! She was on her best behavior!
Yesterday, Grandma and Grandpa Long came to visit Sophia. Grandpa Long brought his keyboard and played some music and sang to her! She always likes hearing people sing. I sing to her and she is probably thinking... "Oh mom, please stop... you don't have a good voice!"
Sophia getting excited to being on Grandma's shoulder!
Sophia is looking at mommy!! (I have no idea why this computer started underlining my text, hum? Random?)
Sophia in her crib this morning when I went into get her up!! She is like a little mummy in her "Miracle Blanket!" And believe me, this is a MIRACLE BLANKET for sleep!!
Well, speaking of sleep... this mommy is going to catch a few zzzz's while Sophia is taking her first "routine" nap this afternoon! It only took her 10 minutes to cry herself to sleep!