Monday, November 17, 2008

Sleeping through the night

So Sara Beth was smiling right until a couple seconds before the camera captured this picture. 

So, Sara Beth decided that she wanted to sleep straight through the night.  We put her down at 8pm and didn't hear a peep out of her until 7:30 the next morning.  We were both pleasantly suprised, as the 4 am feeding was a regular part of the daily routine, at least for Heather.  I regularly slept through that one.  The next day, she did the same thing.  We were wondering if that was the end of the early morning feedings.  Heather was actually kind of sad as SaraB is apparently extra snuggly and cuddly before the sun comes up.  Well, her fears were assuaged as Sara Beth has re-added her early morning feeding.  But now, instead of a regular 4am thing, she will wake up any time between 2am and 5am.  

Through this ordeal, she has dropped one of her daytime feedings, so she is now down to just 5 during the course of 24 hours.  Of course, that does not include all the times during the day that she will chew on her hands, burp cloths, or her sleeves.

I don't know if music fascinates all babies, or if Sara Beth is unique.  When she is acting fussy, I can sit her down on the couch and play guitar for her.  Instantly, she will stop fussing and get a focused look on her face.  She will stare at the guitar or off into space, but after a couple minutes she starts to wiggle in time with the beat.  I wouldn't call it dancing... yet, but it is as close as she can get, given that she has rather limited mobility. She will be content to sit and listen for up to 30 minutes straight.  I enjoy the audience, and Sara Beth apparently enjoys the show.

Heather found a giant 206 count box of diapers online, and she got two boxes.  One box of size 3 diapers and one box of size 4.  And it looks like Sara Beth will be about ready to move into the size 4 by the time that we finish off the box of smaller ones.  She is a big baby.  We have quite a few friends with one year olds who still wear size 3s.  It will be interesting to see what she weighs in two week when we take her back for her 4 month checkup.

In other poop related news, we have found that the jumparo works as an excellent laxative alternative for Sara Beth.  Quite regularly, when we place her in it, she will bounce around for a minute or two, then lean forward, grunt, and fill her diaper.  Once we hear that noise, we need to take her out.  There have been times that we leave her in there, and if she does it a second time, it is almost guaranteed that there will be a need to change her clothes along with her diaper.


Hannah said...

our 2 yr old is still in size 3s!!!

Melissa said...

You might want to keep a few of the size two's around cause she may lose that baby weight when she starts crawling and walking.....

Your blogs are sooo wonderful to read. She is just plain gorgeous!! Love you all very much.