Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Well, this weekend was pretty good! Both Hulk and Maggie were super stars with traveling and sleeping in pack-n-plays. We got to see everyone, and Hulk loved going to the family bakery and walking around with his cookies. We spent time with Aaron's grandmother - who is trying to help mend the rift that has gotten a bit out of control with Aaron's brothers (the final straw was that his brother didn't come to Nora's memorial service. It makes me angry as I type it. No matter WHAT you feel about your brother, if something as tragic as a child dying happens - you go. You support. You show love). She has an idea of a family reunion with all the boys there (he has 2 brothers) to try and make it work. We'll see. But we did give her an earful on how we felt and are doing and I think it was good for all of us.

I'm in the process of making a plan to go there over 4th of July weekend. Aaron wants to go hang out with his buddies in CA again, and I totally want him to go. Going to Nantucket should be a great way to get a visit in, and get me some help for the weekend alone. I may even sucker a friend to come with me. We shall see. It so great to make travel plans knowing that Hulk will adapt pretty well to the trip/sleeping arrangements. He is so easy going on other stuff - it was strange last year that we couldn't get him to sleep away from home. He is a big creature of habit, that boy! Like father like son, I guess.

I decided to start sleep training Maggie on Sunday night. She has been a little pain in the butt for nighttime wake ups. She wakes up around 2, takes a few ounces of a bottle, and then passes out again until around 5, at which point she'll only take a few more ounces... which then in turn stresses me out, because I need to time her reflux meds to at least an hour after the last bottle, but an hour before the next - so if she only had 2 ounces, I get nervous she'll be flipping out while I wait until I can actually feed her. Sunday night, she slept until 12 and cried for about an hour, and then slept until 6:15. Last night, she was up at 1 for just a bit, and then back to sleep until 5:45. I think we are making progress! I don't mind waking up at 5 - I know that will be the case for a while, but the midnight wake ups when I'm pretty sure she wasn't even that hungry - we will work on those.


sukeyknits said...

Yay! You're almost to a "normal" sleeping routine -i.e. a decent nights sleep. Don't know how you've done it for so long and kept sane. I L-O-V-E my beauty sleep.

Becky said...

ferber method changed our life, it's awesome!!!!

Carrie27 said...

Does she happen to take a paci? My oldest never did, but the other two did and that was how we got them to stay asleep. They would get up for the day around 5 and would drink a full bottle instead of an ounce or two.

Glad you had a good weekend and will be making plans for more trips. It's definitely a nice break to escape reality if even for a few days.

Kate said...

lots of luck with the sleep training!!! if you find something that works, will you share it?
& yay for more trips-- vacations are good for sanity :)