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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

8 Months

My little man is now 8 months old! I really can't believe it. It's hard to remember how small he actually was until a new baby comes around. I've gotten so used to holding Pauly that my new nephew CiarĂ¡n seems so fragile to me. He is a cutie though. And for some reason I keep forgetting to take pictures of him :(

To compensate, here are some recent ones of Pauly

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter Blues

It's winter. Blah. The snow has been piling up the last couple of weeks and although it's pretty to look at, I'm waiting impatiently for warmer weather. My in-laws and neighbour, both had the right idea. Mexico. I would have loved to be where it's sunny and warm. Just the thought of a double digit forecast above 0 makes me smile. Oh, well. For now I'll just have to keep the toques and gloves at hand.

On a happier note, Pauly's night wakings have become almost non-existant. After trying everything else, I broke down and tried the Ferber method...sort of. After our night time routine, Pauly usually falls asleep at the breast or sometimes with a bottle. And he always wakes up a little when I put him in his crib but he never had a problem falling asleep. He just didn't want to say sleeping. Well after a rather cranky and frustrating day, and weeks of being sleep deprived, I through in the towel. The fist time he woke up that night, I let him cry for about 2 minutes. Then I put the pacifier back in his mouth and patted him bum until he got quiet again. About 2 minutes after I left his room he started crying again. This time I left him for 5 minutes. Then 10 minutes. At 15 minutes his crying wasn't continuous anymore. He would cry for 5 minutes and then be quiet for 1 or 2 minutes. After 20 minutes of this, he was asleep. And he stayed sleeping for the rest of the night!! The next 4 or 5 days were like heaven to me. Pauly slept all night and I rested peacefully. Then, like everything else, he decides to switch things around. Not for the worse though.

As of today, Pauly sleeps about 10.5 hours a night and wakes up once but rarely twice a night. I let him cry and fuss for about 5-10 minutes and without intervention, he is sleeping again. His daytime routine hasn't changed either. He still clings to me like glue...until daddy wakes up.