Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sleeping beauty

Elliott is so cute when she's sleeping! Even though she is so little, she's already developed sleep preferences. She actually loves sleeping on her belly, so we have one supervised naptime on her tummy (do I sound like a very anal first-time mom, because I am). She also loves her hands to be up over her head. Can't tie this girl down. We tried to swaddle her at first which basically had the opposite effect of waking her up because she fought it until she got her arms out. Now we just swaddle her arms out and she is a happy girl!

Side note: as I look at these pictures, I realize her spiky hair is getting more pronounced and she is beginning to have a mullet-like look to the back of her hair. How do you style infants hair? I guess we'll find out.

So we survived our first day alone together and it went surprisingly well! She really is a laid back baby and has already fallen into somewhat of a routine. We also made our first trip out alone. We went to dinner, and she slept through the entire thing! Oh the small things in life that make me excited the fact she went almost 5 hours between her feedings last night and only woke up once between her 10pm and 7am feedings. It was marvelous! I can't get used to it though because you never know what tonight holds. She keeps me guessing.
Wake time with Mimi.


  1. I can't believe how much she has already changed!! She is beautiful!

  2. Wow, yes, she's growing so fast. If you want to try a swaddle blanket that actually works (and yes, we tried them all-I needed some sleep!), the Miracle Blanket is A-mazing! It's worth every penny!!! You can get it online at Babies R Us. Haisley wore it every time she slept until she was 7 months old!

  3. I love these pictures! :o) I can't wait to get my hands on this baby. ;o) She's adorable!

  4. So cute. I love to keep coming back and looking at the same pics over and over. I'm glad you made it out alone with Elliott and it went well. I can imagine that being exciting. Mom said ya'll might come down to Borger in September. Do you have any idea when?