Sunday, August 23, 2009

Getting Better

The last couple of night have been getting better. Since we got home, I've been attempting to feed Summer one last time between 10:00 and 11:00 to get her through the night. She is so asleep that I've only been successful a couple of times, but I really felt that this was going to be our ticket to more than a couple of hours of sleep at a time. As it was, she would eat around 8:00 and then wake up between 1:30 and 2:00, so we knew she could go a long time; we just needed it to be later. So, I decided to try a bottle at that late feeding so that I could, in a way, make her take it. The last two nights, it has worked pretty well, and she's able to sleep until 4 or 5 which makes it MUCH easier on me!
So far, I'd say Summer is an easy baby like Brooke was, but in different ways;
Brooke was so easy to get on a routine and easily ate while asleep. Summer is often hard to wake up when it's feeding time, and although her feedings are on a regular routine, I don't feel like her sleep is. Sometimes she'll wake up just to eat and go right back to sleep during the day, and other times, she'll stay a wake for a long period of time.
Summer will most often put herself to sleep in bed, while we rocked Brooke to sleep for the first 7 months or so.
Summer is also not prone to spitting-up like Brooke did, so we hardly ever have to change her clothes. Brooke went through several outfits a day and we often did too.

We can't wait to see what Summer's personality will be as she grows!

Today, I'll be off to the JBF pre-sale to score some good deals on winter clothes for Brooke!


  1. Yeah! I am going to the pre-sale today with my friend Melissa so I can find Starla some winter clothes! :)

  2. Hope she continues to do well with the 11 o'clock feedings, it will give you some much needed rest. I love your new blog background.