Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The joys of parenting

So far I am having a blast with our little Bella. She is amazing and is being such a great baby. So at risk of jinxing how great she is doing I will brag about how great my baby is.

She hardly every cries. It is rare that she cries for no reason. The first few weeks we were thinking she was finding her voice and the crying would start later. "They" say that it takes a couple weeks to really start the crying. Now that we are going through our third week, she still doesn't cry that often. The only time that she really does a lot of crying is when she is starving to death and let's be honest, I cry because of that too.

She is a great sleeper. We had our mind set that we would not keep the house quiet when she was napping. We wanted her to be able to sleep through noise and she is doing great. We have brought her to church where 2 out of 3 times she slept through the entire service. She came to one of my concerts and slept through 2 1/2 hours of live music. And most exitingly, she sleeps about 6-7 hours throught the night. As soon as well left the hospital we started letting her sleep as long as she wanted, no waking her up every two hours to feed. So for the past week or so she slept from about 10 or 11 at night until about 4 or 5 in the morning, eats then goes back to sleep. Very nice.

She is also a great eater. She loves the boob and is also ok with a a bottle and has taken one from a few different people.

So now that I posted this, it will all change. But I had to brag a little. She is just too perfect.

5 comments:

Morgan Jane said...

I'm glad that parenting is suiting you so well, Kyle! I hope that she doesn't do an aboutface now that you posted the blog...hopefully you'll still be enjoying full nights of sleep. :)

Brittney Harmon said...

:o) Good job! People say that you lucked out, right, they say not to have a second one... cause you know what you'll be in for. But I say it has to do with the parenting (not totally, but at least partly)... so I say good job!

Sounds like Sati... we never experienced sleep depravity like some of our peers. Hopefully our #2 will be the same.

Of coarse our "perfect" Sati is currently throwing a temper tantrum (that I'm ignoring), but that's just the way it goes.

colette ashley said...

britt,

i love that you ignore it! i am finding that the times that i am really giving in to her (giving in to her? do you give into a 3 week old?), basically babying her more than necessary or at least doing something i would rather not do, is when i am around other people... i need to get over it...

kyle,

thanks for jinxing it... haha we will just train her right back to the way she was :)

colette ashley said...

if it becomes a problem that is...

Kristin said...

So sweet! You are very fortunate for such a good sleeper!