Thursday, October 27, 2011

Going to sleep on our own

For a few weeks now, I have been working with Niah to go to sleep on her own. Now, I did this for her own good to learn good sleep habits because trust me it is one of my favorite things to do is to rock my baby to sleep. I did not want her to shed a tear in the process. I can not say that not one tear has not been shed but it has been only a few. That is why it has taken weeks to get there and 90% of the time she goes to sleep on her own with out a tear. I get Niah drowsy and then I lay her down, she does a fussy talk and I go in every 3-5 mins to calm her down and then leave. She now goes to sleep within ten mins. It is the cutest thing to listen to. She starts out talking really loud and gets quiter and quiter until she is asleep.
Here she is after she goes to sleep. She is my child has to have a blanket to go to sleep... We get cold

Now I can't say I never rock her to sleep since we started this because sometimes a baby just needs to be rocked to sleep. Tonight was one of those nights, she had been fussy most of the afternoon and it seemed she did not feel good so she was rocked to sleep. I love my little girl!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Christmas List

As Niah is my child and completely enjoy the holidays. We spent last week decorating for Fall and Thanksgiving.
Here are a few pics of our decor.

As we were decorating I began to inform her of the most wonderful holiday of all time.... CHRISTMAS!! I told her about how Santa is not real but it is fun to pretend and that on Christmas morning he brings good little children presents. We read the bible together every day so I told her about the Christmas story, the christmas lights, and the presents. So we came up with a Christmas list!!

From Daddy, Niah wants a homemade white toy box... we thought he should know now so he can start building.

From Mommy... Niah thought she was not quite ready for her kitchen set or doll house so, Niah decided to leave it up to Mommy what would be the perfect gift :-)

From everyone else she is hoping for more story books.... Niah loves reading stories with mommy everyday and she is tired of the ones she has. She likes books with textures and books she can not rip the pages. Here are other ones we like from looking at the library

Niah started eating cereal this week. She is not real sure of it but gets better eating everyday. She insisted on drinking her milk afterward. Here is a picture her while she is eating.