Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sleepy girls

Tomorrow Adele will be 5 months old. Time FLIES!! She's about 3 months adjusted and is turning into such a happy, smiley, generally easygoing baby. It's wonderful!

Adele has started to enjoy just sitting and observing and smiling at the action around her. She relaxes while Fiona runs and jumps about, and frequently closes her eyes and...


Sometimes she's joined by a friend too :-) Don't worry, he isn't actually lying on top of her leg!

The first time she did this I was amazed. I'd heard of babies that could be put down "drowsy but awake" who would put themselves to sleep, but I thought it was kind of an urban legend. At this age Fiona needed a lot of rocking then the most careful, gentle laying in the crib to avoid waking her up and starting all over again. To have a child who will frequently just drift off to sleep is nice.


And since she started doing this I've been putting her down before she's totally asleep, and generally she will put herself to sleep. And every time she does it, I am totally shocked.

She's even rubbing off on her big sister...


Adele has also been rolling over (front to back) for a couple of weeks. It took me some time to get it on video, but here it is!



We've been working on moving Fiona into a 'big girl bed'. She's obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine, so I even got Thomas sheets to make it more enticing. Until tonight she only wanted to use it for "exercise"...


But tonight she insisted on sleeping in it! Unfortunately she was so excited that she kept bouncing around and not going to sleep. Eventually she settled down and went to sleep, so I'll consider night 1 a success. I don't know if she's sleeping on the floor, or in the closet, or under the table, but she's sleeping!

We're leaving for Scotland on Friday for two weeks, so I'm sure we'll have a whole new bunch of sleep issues once we get there, but for now, it's a start!





5 comments:

Kate Smith said...

Wow time flies, I can't believe Adele is already 5 months! Hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland if I forget to tell you in person. I'm jealous.

Michelle said...

I love the picture of Adele with Brodie, so cute! Can't wait to see you all!!

Tanya Cothran said...

I love the picture of Fiona jumping on the bed. It sparked my imagination for a picture book about a little girl who is happily jumping away on her bed. She jumps all night until she jumps off the bed straight into dream land!

david said...

How can Fiona take something so much fun, jumping on the bed, yet look so serious? Crazy little child.

Gena said...

Excellent photos!

Have a great time in Scotland! Hope to hang out when you get back.