Sunday, January 24, 2010
We've had some suggestions and read some things about putting Ellie Jo on a sleep schedule so that she sleeps through the night better. The only draw back is that you have to put her in the place where she's supposed to sleep and let her cry for a bit until she goes to sleep on her own. Because, lets be honest, Ellie Jo doesn't go to sleep very well otherwise. So For the past few days we've been trying it out. So far She has been a lot happier during the day and last night she slept for a total of 5 hours straight starting at 11. Got up to eat at 4 and went back to sleep at 5 and didn't wake up again until 8 or so. So far the tactic is seeming to work pretty well. So all around it's making every one just a little bit happier because we aure all getting some sleep.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Ellie Jo's getting old enough to smile on purpose. It is so awesome! We love getting reaction to what we are doing. She's so stinkin cute. She's starting to show more personality. Another thing that she's just starting to do and we're crossing our fingers will last is sleeping more during the day. She's still awake at night time for the most part but before it seemed like she was awake all day and night. Now she's at least sleeping during the day so that Sarah can get some rest as well. The doctor said that Ellie Jo is healthy and good.
Sarah has to go back to work in February and isn't looking forward to it. She says that alot has changed and feels like she has to be trained again when she gets there. We hoping that the age old method will work so that we are the parents to our own daughter. So Joe will go to school while Sarah watches the baby and when Joe comes home from school he'll watch the baby while Sarah goes to work. Not sure how well it's going to work. But we're hoping it works with flying colors. Cross your fingers.
School is going alright for Joe. He's a junior now and isn't in a hurry to get done. don't get me wrong . He wants to be done right now but when he tries to go too fast his grades suffer. So he's taking his time. He has an interview to get into the education department next week so cross your fingers for that too.
Over all everything is pretty fabulous.