Monday, March 9, 2009

Baby appointment-13 weeks

Today was our 13 week check up. We are doing good. Got to hear the heartbeat! Nice and strong. We will not do an ultrasound until our May appointment. And we will not be finding out the sex. I just like the surprise! That is probably the only surprise that I like. I am craving Mexican food all the time and have lost another 4 I am thinking this is another boy, but time will tell!

Thanks for checking in on us!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Parents NEED Sleep!

Gavin has never been a sleeper. Not through the night anyway. It has been this way since he was born. It isn't so bad when he fusses once or twice a night, but I have to say that this week has been the worst! He has very rarely made it through the night with out waking up. In fact I can count those nights on one hand. I am lost for what to try next. We have done what feels like everything. I have googled and read tons of stories of what worked for mothers all over. I used some methods and refused others. The most popular one is the Ferber method. We have tried that a couple of different times through Gavin's little life. And all times I think I have made it about 30 minutes to an hour, with no sign of calming down. But I refuse to let him scream for 3 hours in hope of him giving up. My sanity just can't take it. Maybe it would be easier to try on a weekend when we are not praying that we get enough sleep to function at work.

He is stubborn and I know he gets a little of that from Brian and I.

We have tried putting him to bed a little earlier, then we tried a little later. Already have the routine down of bath, pj's, etc.

Maybe daylight savings time will trick his body this weekend and he will all the sudden sleep through the night like a normal almost 20 month old. Maybe I am crazy for having another baby...but it will be worth it, just right now we are tired.