Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Poppet Month 5

Dear Denna,

Well, I followed through on what I promised last month. I stopped nursing you through the night. And for about a week, I would go into your room to soothe you back to sleep. First, by picking you up and cuddling you to get you calm so you would accept your pacifier. (You were irate that I wouldn't nurse you at first. And it would take me a good 10 minutes to get you calm enough that you would start to make your way back to sleep.) And then eventually, I would come in just to stick the pacifier in your mouth. (After the first couple nights, you forgot to be mad that I wasn't nursing you and would settle down quicker.)

After a week or so, I stopped going in when you would cry, and then you stopped waking up and crying in the middle of the night. You might still be waking up but you're able to get back to sleep on your own. So for the past couple weeks, I can officially say you've been sleeping through the night. Hallelujah!

You're an early riser. You wake up between 5:30 and 6 every morning. Which during the week is fine as that's when I'm normally up. But, I wouldn't hate it if you wanted to sleep a little later on the weekend.

This month was your baptism. I was nervous how the service would go because you refused to take a nap before we left for church. So, I knew it could go either way whether you would throw a crying fit or not during the service. Luckily, you were the happy-go-lucky baby you normally are and the ceremony was wonderful. There was a beautiful moment when the pastor placed her hand on your head to bless you, and you gave her the sweetest smile. Just one example of how sweet you are.


I finally saw you roll over. Your daddy swore you've been doing it for the last month, but I hadn't seen you do it yet so it doesn't count. Now we have to watch where we put you because you will no longer stay there. That's okay though. 

One of your favorite things to do is stick your feet in your mouth. I like seeing how much fun you have catching your feet and then trying to eat them. 

You also starting holding your own bottle. Well, sorta. You still need a little help from time to time. And heaven help us if you lose your grip before you're done, and the bottle rolls away. You are not shy about letting us know how much that upsets you.

I love the cuddles and sweet smiles you are so quick to give. They always brighten my day.


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