Hey Ladies! Sorry it's been so long, busy mommy, but I know I don't have to tell you...
Woohoo! Ella officially slept through the night last night. She had her last bottle around 7:30, I put her in her crib around 9, thinking I would have to go up and feed her again, but she fell asleep by 9:30. She was sleeping so deep that the motion alarm on her monitor actually went off. It is a pad under the matress that came with the monitors that an alarm goes off if it doesn't detect movement for 20 seconds. I love it, but super scary when it false alarms. So, she slept all the way through, I actually woke her at 8 am because I was nervous she was sleeping too much. That was 12 hours without a bottle. Amazing... I don't want to get too excited, I am sure it will not be a normal thing yet.
I put some new pics on photobucket. I love the pics up there. Rio- your boy is so cute, I especially like the teddy bear outfit. Parker is a cutie too. Nice profesional pics, where did you get them done? Even though I have a million digital pics, I think I might get some professionals done.
I put up a pic of Ella with Santa- we went to go see him yesterday before he gets too busy. I also put up the pic we used for our holiday photo cards this year, she is dressed up in a santa suit. Then there is a bath pic and her election day pic. Her election outfit was huge but so cute. It has a hippo on it and says "I'm a little hope-opotamus." It would have been cute for either political party.
I also put a youtube video up of Ella playing with a new toy I got for her. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbibr6EjU9Q
. You can just copy and paste it. The toy is the fisher price kickiin bobbin gym and was on sale this week at toys r us. I have been looking for a while for a kicking toy. She loves to kick and I definitely reccomend this toy for anyone who's baby loves to kick. When they kick the ball, the bear moves and lights up. Worth every penny.
One other awesome investment for all of you when you make the transition to crib. I got the fisher price ocean wonders aquarium. Fisher price has been making this thing forever and my cousins loved it ten years ago. Reviews were awesome and I agree. She is mesmorized by it. It runs for 18 minutes and sometimes I have to hit it 2 or 3 times. She watches it and if she doesn't fall asleep, she cries when it shuts off. Also worth every penny.
Sorry for the lengthy post, I just don't get the chance very often and then I have a lot to say. How is everyone else doing? Sorry about the breastfeeding issues I have read about. I can't relate since I chose to formula feed only, but I do feel bad for the ladies having difficulty.
What about napping? Do your babies have a set napping schedule during the day, or do you just let them sleep when they want? Do you put them down for naps? She doesn't like to go down, just likes to hang out with me and fall asleep wherever, whenever she is tired. I am thinking that is a bad habit, but if I try to put her down during the down, she just gets overtired because she won't sleep.
Oh, we also had a dr's appt on election day. She was up to 10 lbs 7 oz. She also had a little bit of flathead on one side. We had to get a sleep positioner to try and prevent her from sleeping on that side. Anyone else have that problem yet? Dr said it was super common.
Ok, gotta run and shower while she is sleeping. I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing more pics on photobucket. I am also updating Ella website. It is Ellamichele.shutterfly.com (if you want to look, type it just how it is, no www in the front.)