Friday, January 2, 2009

Sleeping

Paxton is finally sleeping through the night (knock on wood!)! We've been putting him to bed anywhere from 8:30-9:30. He sleeps until around 4-4:30 and takes a bottle and goes back to sleep and sleeps until about 7. It's been a semi-long road to this outcome! We started last week by only letting him have short naps during the day. We started out only letting him sleep about 30 minutes in the morning and a long noon time nap. Then he got another nap in the evening at first. Now that things are getting back to normal though, he's only taking one nap at noon time then another in the late afternoon/evening. But only 30 minutes or so in the evening. We've also tried to get him outside in the natural light as much as possible, even if for just a few minutes.

Paxton is the happiest baby! He is starting to play in the floor while Brent or I sit up on the couch or chair. He still doesn't like to be in a room alone even if just for a minute. He is eating all the toddler foods in the baby food department. He loves him spinach and cheese ravioli bites. He also LOVES the little puffs! He could eat those all day if we let him. He loves his bathtime. Naia loves getting to take a bath with him. They mostly just argue over who is going to get the two toys we have in there, but I think they both enjoy it! Xavier is starting to help us get him out of things! He can pick him up and move him short distances if necessary.

We had a 'really' exciting new year's eve! We had some good friends over and we played Wii, Apples to Apples and Sequence. They left at 10:30 and then we put Naia and Paxton to bed then, and I went to bed. Brent stayed up and played Wii, until it was time to get Xavier from his church New Year's Eve party at 1 a.m.! What a night! We had a busy day yesterday as well, and today didn't get much rest either. Hopefully tomorrow we'll get a good nap!

And just on a side note. On Christmas day Naia was talking about her new Princess kitchen. It has Cinderella on it. She was asking me why it didn't have Cinderella's Mary God's mother with it. At first I didn't understand what she was talking about, but when I did I couldn't stop laughing! Cinderella didn't have a fairy godmother, she had Mary God's Mother!!!!!!!!
Disclaimer: In all of these pictures, just disregard the fact that Brent & I look like death from sleep deprivation!

6 comments:

Chad and Dana said...

Sounds like you guys are doing great to me! Happy new year and enjoy your precious family!!

Katy Hill said...

What a beautiful family! It was so fun to see you guys. Glad to hear Paxton is sleeping better!

Micah and Sunny said...

Wow, I am amazed how well he is sleeping. It seems like it has gone so smoothly, quickly, and seamlessly (ha....I am totally kidding and realize that to you, it probably seems like an eternity!). I am so impressed that he is sleeping so well ( I think I need to get it out of my mind that this is the way it could go for us).

Thanks for the update, and as always, thanks for the pics! He is a little sugar!

Butch and Tracy said...

You have a beautiful family...
Tracy

chelle belle said...

CONGRATS!!!! I haven't visited your blog in a while and love the photos your new addition! What a beautiful family!!!!

Yvonne and Eric said...

So glad to hear that Paxton is getting onto a good sleep schedule - that makes all the difference! Love all of the pictures, your kids are adorable!

Happy New Year!
Yvonne