For about a week now Kaili has been sleeping more at night and it’s so nice. Our nights consists of 3 rounds. The first round starts at 8-9pm and is the most stressful round. She usually fights sleep and I sometimes find myself putting her down 3 or 4 times before she is actually asleep for good. The second round happens about 1-2 am and this is the easiest round. I get to her before she is really “awake” and I change her, feed her and put her down in about 20 minutes. She goes right back to sleep which is wonderful since I am doing it half asleep as well. The last round which is the hardest round only because she doesn’t want to sleep in her bassinet anymore. This happens about 4 or 5am and then she will wake herself up about a half hour later. I will unswaddle her and bring her into bed with me, lay her on my chest (or Shane’s when he is home) where we both sleep for a few more hours. On good days, she only wakes up once on the second round and then will sleep until 6am. I really like it when that happens 🙂
She slept so good last night, only waking once at 1:30am. and then we took another “nap” around 7am today. After we woke up and had a snack she gave me the biggest smile while I was kissing her cheek! Oh happy day!! This was my first social smile! She gave me a few more throughout the morning and each time it made my heart melt.
She is much more alert these days taking in all her surroundings. She also got a taste of swimming last night when I took her into the bath tub with me. She did a little splashing and floating on her back. She is a water baby and we will try to keep it that way!
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Love those smiles! Wait until she starts cooing and then you won’t be able to stop grinning. Glad she’s letting Mama get some sleep!