Monday, November 17, 2014

Tealyn turning 1 & Night time battles.

I honestly cant believe it's been a whole month since my last  post. 

I have been really busy and well, life just got in the way of this little hobby of mine.

Meanwhile Tealyn turned 

And I just have to say first off that this past year just flew~~

I still remember that sweet moment at the hospital when I first laid my eyes on her.

A moment I will hold in my heart forever.

And, now here we are a year later.
Seems as though, It was just yesterday that I received the greatest, most wonderful 
gift from God.

My sweet Tea

-Fast Forward-

Getting though the night without waking up 3 sometimes 4 times is 


I know this is only temporary, and one day I'll look back and laugh, but for now I'm  tired and running on pure love.

Our routine:
she gets fed dinner at around 5.30 ish, she plays till she gets whiny, she then has a warm bath around 7ish with the calming lavender baby shampoo ( that by the way has not worked), she plays for another 30 minutes or so in the tub, take her out,
I make her a bottle 5, 6, heck sometimes 8 ounces with sometimes even rice.
by this time it's already 8ish.

She goes to bed fine till about  1 sometimes she makes it till 2 she wakes and wants a bottle, her pamper is wet , so I change it and I make her a 4 ounce bottle and bring her to my bed (because I am too exhausted to walk across the house every 2 hours)  Only to wake up again at about 2.30 or 3.30. She starts squirming and making whiny noises, I ignore it for as long as I can, usually 10 minutes, I give her a pacifier and that works 2 seconds 

I wake up and go get her another 2 ounces I have to warm it up and by this time the dog is tired of me turning on kitchen light and stops following me.

I give it to her, and like magic she goes down till 5.30, and if I am lucky 6

Now, If someone out there has a magical solution please let me know I am open to any ideas. 

Now, I know I really should get her off the bottle and from what I know a year is the cut of time, but my pediatrician recommended the transition formula for a little longer, and I don't think she'd like that from a sippie cup in the middle of the night.

Someone told me It takes 3 days to break a cycle and just to prepare myself for an all nighter and lots of crying.  I am just so exhausted I don't think I could get through it.

Sleepless in the Valley.