Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Old habits die hard

Sarah is once again, a sleepless baby. She's been taking minimal naps during the day (as in, less than 2 hours TOTAL for the whole day) and barely sleeping at night. We resorted to bringing her to bed with us last night, which we haven't had to do since she started sleeping in her crib almost 2 weeks ago. She was doing so well!!! I think it may have something to do with teething. It looks like her top FOUR teeth are coming in. There are bulges in her gums, although it doesn't look like they're going to be coming in anytime soon. Poor baby. Not to mention, poor us. You'd think with the non-napping during the day that she'd be exhausted (I know I am) but you'd be wrong. She seems to thrive on exhaustion and will stay up, unencumbered, until midnight if we let her. But she had playgroup & PT today, so I'm hoping for an early night. And if it doesn't work, we're bringing out the big guns (AKA Baby Tylenol). We may ever resort to using Dimetapp or Benedryl if this continues. We all need some sleep, or else we will cease to function.
Emma had gymnastics on Monday. Because of the huge class sizes and ALL the parents wanting to watch, the coaches decided that no one will be allowed to sit inside the gym during class, except for a few occasions during the 12 week camp. So, we all get to sit outside in the hallway. Yay, what fun. Emma, apparently, had a breakdown during class because she wasn't allowed to go on the big trampoline like she wanted. I could hear her crying from outside the room. She was still weepy when the class was over. Hopefully she'll have better luck next week.
Sarah had her second session of PT this afternoon. She's seeming to do really well. There's only so much you can do with a 9 month old in 30 minutes, but it's going well. There are some things that i have noticed during therapy that I can help her with during the week, mostly to help her learn to crawl sooner. She doesn't like to be on her hands & knees, and normally one of the two sets of appendages end up collapsing, so that's our main focus. Getting her arms & legs to be strong enough to work together to learn how to crawl.
The weather here has been nasty lately. Monday & Tuesday were the worst, with temps hovering at about 0 degrees, and with the windchill it was 10 to 15 below. Ucky. Not exactly "go outside to play" weather. Emma was bummed because her class kept being held inside instead of going outside for recess, like they do everyday for the last 30 minutes of school. It was either too cold or snowing too hard.
We bought Emma a new bookshelf this weekend. Her countless books were overflowing the 3 shelf one she had. So she was upgraded to a 5 shelf one and her old one will be repaired & painted & given to Sarah. Which will probably take me another 8 1/2 months to accomplish.

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