Saturday, January 15, 2011

I NEED Sleep

Kinsley is once again going through a "stage" of waking up crying several times a night. Sometimes she goes back to sleep on her own, but I usually have to get her atleast once a night. I thought it was because she was sick, but now that she is better, she is still waking. In fact, I think it's worse. She is teething, so I've tried Tylenol before bedtime, I've tried putting her on a blanket sleeper instead of a cotton one in case she was getting cold, tried running a humidifier, tried letting her cry (doesn't work because she will keep screaming and I can't stand it), etc. The twins never did this. Once they started sleeping through the night, they pretty much slept unless they were sick. After I put them in toddler beds they started getting up more, and climbing in the bed with me, but this is all new to me. Seriously, she wakes up more now than she did as a newborn. I can't remember the last time I had a good nights sleep. It's been months I know. The joys of being a mommy, but I wouldn't change a minute of it:)

Friday, January 14, 2011


Kelsey or Kaley had one of Kinsley's bottles playing with it with their dolls. I was busy doing something and did not realize they had put milk in it and Kinsley found it. The child was so excited. I wish I could have gotten first first reaction to the bottle but atleast I got a little of it. At first, she would take one drink, look at me, smile real big, and say "DOTTLE" "DOTLLE", drink another drink, smile and say "DOTTLE". She was so excited! Bless her little heart. Thankfully, it didn't cause a setback. She is drinking milk from a cup much better now.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bottle Free

Today was my first day not giving Kinsley a bottle and it was a success, for us both! I honestly think I am having a harder time than she is. I know she is my last and I wanted to keep her a baby as long as possible. She also has been refusing to drink milk (even flavored) from a cup and it was much easier to put her thyroid medicine in her bottle. Yeah I know, excuses!! So what led me to finally do it?? Yesterday evening, she was tired and ill and when I tried to give her a sippy cup, she threw it down. She then looked at my Mom and said, "Dottle". The child was asking for a bottle. Right then I knew, ok, when a baby is old enough to ask for a bottle, I guess it should be taken away. I knew the longer I waited the harder it would be. She has only asked for it twice today. This morning when I gave her a cup, she once again threw it down, and said, "Dottle!" Then tonight she kept saying it. But I was not going to give in so after Day one, we are bottle free. No turning back.