Monday, July 25, 2005

On The Sleep Front...


Here is Tenley having a nap. This is when she is at her cutest. She has her thumb and her lovey and is peaceful. She is currently sleeping through the night without needing a middle of the night feeding. She does wake up pretty early for a bottle but for the past couple of days has gone back to sleep for another 3-4 hours. Last night she woke up screaming and I went in to see what the problem was. I picked her up and she stopped screaming right away. Then she laid her head on my shoulder and went back to sleep. What a fabulous feeling that is. I have forgotten how calming that feeling is. Having the weight of a baby and the warmth against you is the best feeling. Throw in the occassional squeeze of your shoulder by her little hands and there is no better feeling in the world. So back to sleep she went and after a few minutes of holding her I put her down in her crib and she slept the rest of the night. Hope this continues!

3 comments:

Babygirl's parents said...

Ahhh! LIght at the end of the tunnel!!!!!

:)

Barbara Park said...

Jeff,

What a sweet memory that will be after Tenley gets older and does not need you as often in the middle of the night. Take care of our little one. I love you all so much.

Love, Mom

Donna said...

After reading the message above this one, it brought tears to my eyes to read this one. Yes, the challenges are really ... challenging! But the little bits of heaven here and there are all the sweeter because of that contrast.

I'm hoping that the tough times get easier and those little pieces of heaven get longer!

Hang in there. You've got a wicked good sense of humor and that's going to get you over these early hurdles.

Donna
Mommy to a toddler and a teen!