Since last Wednesday, Madison has been waking up at least twice a night to eat. It's usually three, and once it was FOUR times! She went to her four month well visit yesterday, and I asked for suggestions to help her sleep better. Madison's doctor doesn't think she's waking up hungry or uncomfortable; instead, she thinks it's just another manifestation of her separation anxiety. Apparently, she was waking up this often before and just falling back asleep. Now when she wakes up, she realizes that "Mommy is not here," and that's why she cries.
Her doctor suggested not feeding her every time, because she's most likely not hungry and we will start bad habits. I tried it last night, and it did not go so well. After fifteen minutes of steady crying while I/Patrick walked, sang, rocked, bounced, and swayed her, I gave in and fed her. Poor baby.
Anyway, after that awful experience, she did manage to sleep for six and a half hours before waking again, so with my new store of energy, I decided to finally upload these stinking pictures. How's that for awkwardly meandering back to the original topic?
Saturday morning, Pat was coming off of his night schedule, so I let him sleep in until 11:30, which gave him roughly seven hours of sleep. While Madi and I were (not so) quietly waiting for him to wake up, I gave her a bath and then took her four month picture. Every month we take a picture with her "sitting" in her glider. It is a LOT more difficult/dangerous for her to sit here now that she can "sit up" by herself. She (obviously) can't sit by herself, but she can sit up (by that I mean lunge herself forward from a reclined position). So I was looking at her instead of the camera, ready to jump forward and catch her when she made a break for it. I had to catch her three times.
This is how I put her in the chair:
|I LOVE the look on her face!|
1) She covered up the "4".
2) Danger from leaning against the glass in the frame.
3) Danger from falling off the chair.
What death-defying stunts have you made your four-month-old do in the name of a good picture? Yeah, I'm probably not gonna get much of a response from that one. If you want, instead you can tell me how bad of a parent I am for doing this. But if it makes you feel any better, I will be replacing the glass in the frame with plexiglass before her five month pictures. That was just too scary!