Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sleep, Sweet, Sweet Sleep!

Well, I might be totally jinxing myself, but Claire has slept all night long 2 nights in a row. She goes through spurts when she does this for a week or so, and then she goes back to waking every night. Since I've come back to work, she's been waking up almost every night between 3:30 and 4:30 am wanting to eat. The last two nights she's gone to bed before or right at 8 pm and slept until 5:45 am. This morning, I actually went in her room at 5:45 and fed her because I needed to get in the shower and I was afraid she'd wake up while I was in there and be really upset (her bed and our shower share the same wall, so she can hear us really well). I picked her up, fed her, and laid her back down. She never woke up. I eventually had to get her out of bed at 7:00 so I could get her ready to go. I just keep hoping that this is the end of night wakings...we'll see!

One night last week, Claire graduated to the "duck tub." Grant started using this tub when he was probably 7 or 8 months old. I don't remember exactly. He loved it so much that his first real word was "duck." Since Claire is getting more stable, I decided to move her out of her tub chair and into this. She seems to really like it. The first time I put her in it, she was so funny. She just sat there with her head down looking at the water, while she held onto both sides with her hands, like she was in a boat or something. She's now pretty relaxed about the whole thing and kicks back and enjoys the water!

I feel like all of my posts lately are more about Claire than Grant. Obviously, this isn't intentional. She's just doing so many new things right now. Grant is still the character he always was. He's enjoying his summer pool time, but begs to go back to school (MDO) weekly. Trying to explain summer break is easier said than done. He is taking swimming lessons next week, which will probably be interesting. I hope he does well, but I'm not expecting much. He's a bit afraid of going under. Although, last weekend, he did jump off the side several times to my sister in law. I tried to get him to jump to me to no avail. In a few weeks, I think we may take him to an amusement park and water park..I know we're gluttons for punishment. I'm sure I'll regret it afterward, but right now, it sounds really fun! Here's a random picture of Grant from a week or so ago in the backyard.


  1. your babies are precious! i'm glad y'all are enjoying summer fun.

  2. I'm sure that you are SO happy for sleep!

    What an adorable picture of Grant!