Last night just before bedtime, we gave Madison her first "food": rice cereal! We used plain cereal with her milk. I'm not convinced she actually swallowed any of it, but she didn't scream, so I think we'll call it a success.
I love the stink-face she made after every "bite"! This girl cracks me up. Oh, and make sure to at least watch from 0:50-1:00. At 0:54, Pat thought she was wanting him to protect her. I didn't have the heart to tell him that she wanted him to feed her. For some reason, he tends to take that as an attack on his manhood.
In other news, last night could best be described as two steps back, one step forward. She woke up more than the first night, as in six times, but she soothed herself before I could get to her two of those times. That never happened before (at least not during this three-week long nightmare). She also took less pick-ups during each waking session than the first night. It went a little like this:
Yes, this is three more times than the first night, but the last 23 really shouldn't count. See, she had been asleep (well, in her crib, anyway) for ten and a half hours at that point. If she had slept straight through, I would have called it a night and fed her. Instead, owing to my brain-deadedness (I do realize now, after typing this out, that this doesn't even resemble a word, but I think it nicely demonstrates the level at which I'm functioning right now), I tried to get her to go back to sleep. After 23 pick-ups, she did settle down, but only for about ten minutes. It didn't click for me that the poor baby was hungry until my stomach growled. And I had eaten about an hour after her last night!
With that being said, I think I'm going to call it a 41 pick-up night. I guess that makes it a step forward without any steps back. Oh, and I almost forgot!
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