Friday, August 17, 2012

Living the Good Life

I think we have turned a corner with Annie.  Things have gotten easier lately, and it's due in large part to this:


She puts her index finger and thumb together and sucks on them when she starts getting fussy.  Now when I put her down, instead of screaming uncontrollably, we just hear the little smacking sound of her mouth on her hand.  And it's making my quality of life much, much greater.  I remember hitting this point with McKay, too.

It was grand.  Actually, Ty sucked his thumb for a while, too.
In addition to learning how to self-soothe, Annie has been sleeping through the night. WAHOO!!  She is sleeping 7-8 hours pretty consistently now, usually from about 10PM - 5 or 6AM.  I had almost forgotten how good it feels to sleep 7 hours in a row!  So that means since I am getting a full night of sleep again, I have started working out again.  And it's really incredible how much better I feel after getting a good run in each morning.
I feel like I have found my new "normal."  We are settling into a routine, and things are looking up!
Little Lady was two months old as of yesterday.  Here are the one- and two-month-old comparison shots:
1 Month


2 Months

And while she may not look so much different than she did a month ago, the changes that have occurred in the last month have been phenomenal.

4 comments:

Ash said...

ohhhhhhhhh that little girl! She needs to come see me, I'm pretty sure!

Beth said...

I love Annie-pictures! She's a doll. (And the McKay picture! Awww!)

So glad she's sleeping so well for you at last. And good for you for fitting in that exercise again; I think you rock.

Bryan said...
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Breea Heiner said...

I accidentally posted under Bryan's account so that's why it's been deleted. Anyway....
YAY for a little bit of normalcy. So glad she is sleeping and dang she is CUTE!