For Jordan's whole life we have "put" her to sleep....meaning we have rocked her and held her at bed time until she went to sleep. Which, who can blame us, right?! She's just so darn cute!! But we have realized in recent weeks that we HAVE GOT to get out of that habit, for all our sakes. I read a lot about child rearing and what to do and what not to do, and frankly there is always equal amounts of information for both sides of any story. But I did a lot of reading about sleeping habits and routines in babies/children and I read over and over again about routine, which we do, but also about letting the child fall asleep on their own, which we weren't doing. I have tried on occasion, although not consistantly to lay her down and let her go to sleep, she always ends up screaming and crying and reaching for me, and I always give in and pick her up. Until tonight. We decided, tonight is the night, we HAVE to do this! So we did, we both went in and stood/sat at her crib and talked to her patted her and tried to comfort her. For a good 40 minutes she just stood there and kind of played a little, wallering around. Then she got fussy, then she got down right mad and was crying and reaching for us. But, we perservered. It was hard and I ALMOST picked her up, but I just bent over and put my arms around her and told her it was ok and she fussed for a little bit, but eventually, she layed down and went to sleep. YES, VICTORY!! Overall, it took about an hour. Which, is not bad, I had read it might take 2 or 3. Anyway, we were pleased.
Jordan has her 2 week checkup for her tubes tomorrow...so that will give me a peace of mind!
This is my 100th post! My blog-o-versary is in a few days, one year. Hard to believe. I blog more these days than I did at first. Not sure why...but I have gotten really addicted to it!
In other news, I've decided to enter 2 photographs in the Washington County Fair. One color and one black and white. I'm excited. It's something I have wanted to do since I was in junior high and have just never really followed through with it. This year I am. There's no extravagant prize, and I really don't care if I win anything, I just want to enter them....just one of those things ya know?!
Week after next (the 26th) I leave for Atlantic City. On one hand I am super excited, but on the other I am really dreading having to leave Jordan for 4 whole days (Sun-Thurs). I am attending a conference there, for work. I'm excited about the conference and I'm excited about Atlantic City, I've never been. I've never gambled and I want to play a couple slot machines, so that should be fun.
Our wedding anniversary is next week and we were planning to go away for a weekend, but since I'll be gone for so many days the following week, we decided to wait and go in September...just space the time away from Jordan out. We are going to go out one evening and let Jordan stay the night with her g'parents, so we can stay out later than usual. This will be her first night away from mom and dad....and mom and dad's first night away from her! We'll probably try this Saturday night.
Ok, well it's late and I have an early morning tomorrow.....work is very very busy. Thanks for reading my boring life updates :)