Mitchell, Ivy, Luke, Sidney, Brie
Here is what has been going on with us this past month:
The weekend after Christmas, we started the "Ferber" method sleep training for the babies. To be short, it is a cry-it-out method. I was starting to pull my hair out running into the nursery every two seconds to soothe a fussy baby or put a pacifier back in a babies screaming mouth. I was tired of being up all night even though we have night help because there was always someone needing something! SO I took the pacifiers away and let them cry... And it WORKED! There were many times that I didn't think it would and many times I was crying as hard as they were, but in the long run bedtime and night times are a million times better. Naps are getting better. Next step, take away 2 am bottle!
We are working our way through Stage 1 Foods... So far, they like sweet potatoes the best. Little Ms. Brie still throws a big hissy fit if food even gets near her mouth. You wouldn't believe how silly I have to be to distract her just to get two bites into her mouth... After the 2 bites, it's a major meltdown. I am tempted to just let her skip dinner, but I am more stubborn than she is and try every evening. Oh, my babies reminded me that I live a not-so-glamorous life anymore the day after we tried prunes!!
This week we had sickness creep in our home. Despite my Nazi behavior when it comes to hand-washing, some how Mitchell caught a cold. Brie and Ivy caught it next and I am just waiting for Sidney and Luke to get it... Like I don't have enough to do already, we just added inhalers, saline drops and bulb syringes to my list!
The babies are rolling around, drooling like mad, laughing and talking all the time. Things are becoming a titch easier... Maybe I will survive!
More Christmas Pics:
Papa & Sidney
Stephen & Brie
Uncle Neal & Luke
Aunt MarMar & Ivy & Cousin Brynne
Aunt Mimi & Ivy
Margaret, Ellen, Amy
Grandma Nain & Luke