Monday, December 18, 2006

Early Christmas presents

Well my little girl (who is not quite so little anymore) gave me two early Christmas presents this week. First she rolled from her back to her belly twice in a row, which my husband says she has done before, but since I am the primary caregiver and I have not seen it before it doesn't count. The second gift was that last night she slept from 9:30 to after six, she probably would have slept longer but the dogs started barking and woke her up. It's amazing to me that she is sleeping so well and she is less than 13 weeks old. At this age my son was waking up practically every hour at night. I think it has to do with the fact that I have to put her down more and let her cry more than I ever did for my son. It's not that I want her to cry, but with two kids you just don't have much of a choice. She is such a happy little girl. Yesterday I went into her room to check on her at about 8am and she was awake in bed happily staring at her hands.

My son got an early Christmas gift yesterday also (although he might not think so). I got him a rocking chair that I plan to use as a time out chair. I have tried to use the couch as a timeout spot before but he thinks it's a game and will jump off as soon as I put him on it. A couple friends suggested a rocking chair so that he could move while in timeout. I got him the chair and within an hour of having it we tested it out and it seemed to work well. I am hopeful that this will be an effective discipline strategy, because what we have been doing is not working and he is getting a bit unruly.

In other news, my mother is doing much better and is hopeful that she will get to go home from the hospital today. Today is her birthday and she really would like to go home. After my last post she had a turn for the worse and had a couple of rough days. Yesterday she was disconnected from all but one thing and able to get up and walk around easier.

It will be another day or two before I can post pictures of what I have been up to. My old laptop was no longer useful and so I got a new desktop computer but my camera software has not been installed yet.

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