Sunday, November 05, 2006

Brushing 102

Well it's Day 4 of Brushing, and I have changed my tune a little. I did go off schedule yesterday afternoon a bit, but then got back on. I am almost hesitant to write this because you know as soon as you write something the opposite happens...

Brady has always been a good sleeper, but sometimes broke it up a bit at night--- he'd go down around 5, sleep til 9 then go back to sleep around 11-12. Sleep til 5 or 6, eat something, then go back to sleep as long as I let him. One time it was til 11. I know, you're going to say to move his sleeping around, it's all schedule, but it was really about eating. He'd get up and eat. He eats the way the dieticians tell us to - six small meals, not three big ones. :) He doesn't eat a lot in one sitting, which can be a little frustrating when you are trying to gain weight.

Well, his eating his gotten MUCH better... he's eating his food much better now during the day, and now has been going to bed about 8-9 til morning. Last night, he woke up crying twice but I just shoved the pacifer in his mouth and he fell back asleep. I gave him some bottle around 4, then he went back to sleep. Still there now.

I mentioned before he seems more alert, but I also feel like I can finally visualize him walking and growing a little older before. I never could do that before. He was always such a "baby". We crack up because he's still so little and it would be really cute if he walked now, he'd be up to your knee, probably! :)

It's been a relaxing weekend, watching movies, cleaning up, Michael's last soccer game. Tonight I am going Christmas shopping with my Mohegan Sun winnings for a school fundraiser. It's at 6:30 tonight and we'll have the whole toy store to ourself. Yahoo!

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh wow...what good news! I hear you on the not being able to imagine your kid older and doing things. It happens, though, and I have complete faith that Brady will show progress in the coming weeks and months. I wait (not so) patiently for that smile...

Margaret said...

I'm glad you are seeing positive results! There's another advantage to brushing, you're going to tone your upper arms too! Hope you had fun at Toy's R Us... better YOU than me!! Although, I do have my eye on something there... a ballpit thing for Cam... he LOVES jumping in those things... Keep on plugging away, one day Brady will look right up at you and give you a great big smile :-)

Lisa R said...

Although I do not think that Brady's old sleep schd. was bad he is now on Tatums...she has always slept good but goes through phases...I bet I amjynxing like you but lately it has been pretty good.

Chris and I laugh about the walking thing too...

MUST GET BACK TO PACKING UGGGGG....