Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Stardate 60393.45 - Princess Loren

We purchased Loren a few new toys, and surprise, surprise...I insisted upon a castle for her to rule. Or to destroy as a rogue giantess, whichever she prefers - she likes to take the King, Queen, Jester, and Knight and bite their heads.

We had our first parent-teacher conference today with the school. Not a whole lot of new stuff, just the same basic stuff that the pediatrician told us to do - let her play by herself on the floor, let her cry for awhile to try and self-soothe before picking her up, and try to get her to sit up on her own. We're still fighting with her and the crib at home at night. She starts off in the crib but ends up in the bed during her feeding sometime after midnight. After Cheryl gets back from her trip we'll start the painful, sleepless night process of getting her to stick with the crib all night.

After our parent-teacher conference Cheryl and I went to lunch at Better Burger where I had a fantastic vanilla shake.



JamesF said...

How often does she eat during the night? I would think at this point she should be sleeping for at least 6-7 hours straight.

CAPT_Sawyer said...

It varies. Some nights (like last night) she slept in her crib from 7 PM until 5 AM with only a brief wake-up (no feeding) around 9 PM. Other nights she is up 4 times and insists upon being left in the bed. I think how often she gets up and her desire to not go back into the crib are related to:

A. If she has a cold or not (colds make her wake up a lot and require more comforting).

B. The temperature. We are in that weird part of the year where the apartment building has turned off the heat, but since it has been in the 50s and low 60s the apartment is pretty cool at night. Last night was warmer and she stayed in her crib.