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The Princess and the Pea December 21, 2012

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 4:45 am
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Adele sleeps really well through the night. She falls asleep easily in her crib and stays there for 12-13 hours straight.


But naps. That’s a whole different story. She naps great at Daycare, but when the weekends roll around, she only sleeps in the car, in the stroller or strapped into the carrier on either Irving or I. She doesn’t nap in the crib. [To her defense, we really haven’t put in my effort to make her try….]


To her, naptime = playtime and she laughs and plays for an hour doing this:


But this weekend, we figured it out. She just wanted to nap in mom & dad’s bed instead!

She slept like that for 3 hours Sunday afternoon! Apparently she just needs pillows and a duvet cover to catch her Zzzz’s! File that one under #spoiled.


Sleeping Beauty October 21, 2012

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 3:58 am
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Irving: Um, should we be concerned that Adele hasn’t made any noise in a few minutes?
Me: We’re bad parents, huh?
Irving: What do you think?


Apparently Adele now puts herself to sleep. Either that or the Giraffe was boring her.


The Sleepy Chef October 20, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Food — Kelocity @ 3:54 am
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Apparently cooking puts Adele to sleep!


PS… what was Daddy making back there?

Yep. Bloody Marys. Nice.


Sleep Success! September 18, 2012

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 9:41 pm
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There have been a lot of new-mom tears shed in the months since Adele was born. But tonight, I cried tears of pure joy and accomplishment. Tonight, Adele fell asleep on her own without being rocked or swaddled!! Tonight I felt sheer pride as my baby fell asleep all by herself.


It may not sound like a big deal, but in my world, this is huge! I’ve literally walked around my house and rocked her to sleep almost every.single.night since she’s came home from the hospital. I usually had to make sure she was in a deep sleep before I could even think about putting her down. Otherwise she would startle herself awake the second her sweet head hit the mattress and I’d have to start all over again. Although I cherish those moments when she’s cozy in my arms, it’s exhausting. My back, legs and arms would be aching at the end of the night. I feel every ounce of her twelve pounds after an hour of swaying her back and forth.


But tonight was life-changing. Tonight I fed her, rocked her for a quick minute and placed her (awake) in her crib. She squirmed and wiggled, but I tip-toed out of her room anyways. I heard her cry for about ten minutes, and eventually, she drifted off to sleep! I was stunned. So much so that I quietly went back to put a hand on her chest to make sure she was still breathing. ha!


I feel like a million bucks. I feel like I’m mother-of-the-year. I feel like this was my first accomplishment in my new role as a parent. I just feel proud. Proud of me and proud of Adele. We’re both learning together. (Now, let’s just hope we can do it again tomorrow night!)


So what did I do with my extra hour of time tonight? An hour that I didn’t have to spend walking around my house with a baby in my arms? I took a bubble bath. I read a magazine. And I ate ice cream with strawberries on top. I had to celebrate!


Oh, oh, oh!!! Guess what else happened today?! She rolled over! Stomach to back! All on her own! Irving and I were both there to see it happen and it was magical. Little girl is growing up so fast.


Upside Sleep September 14, 2012

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 11:43 am
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That time Adele fell asleep upside down in Aunty’s arms during breakfast at Cracker Barrel.


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