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Friday, December 03, 2004

A week of firsts

A week of firsts

Emily has astounded us (as usual) with her adapatability in all manners of everything (except, perhaps, with the transition back to her bottle which she still refuses). Since we started teaching Emily to fall asleep by herself only three days ago (sounds much better than "letting her cry it out") her sleep has improved tremendously. So here are her firsts...

1) For the first time EVER Emily fell asleep all alone in her crib yesterday and it wasn't just once, it was for both naps and at bedtime. She only cried about 10 minutes for naps and more like a half hour at bedtime. She then woke up at 2:30 am and we fed her a few ounces and put her back down. She fell asleep in a half hour (we checked in with her once) again, all on her own.

2) For the first time EVER Emily woke up and went back to sleep (this morning at 6:00 am). She cried for about 2 seconds and then was silent until 7:30.

3) And unrelated to sleep but pretty cool, Emily just started holding things with both hands playing with them for extended periods of time (while sitting on her own) - a sign that she may be ready to hold her own cup and begin to self feed.

That's my big girl!!!!


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