Ok so I have a lot to be thankful for today. As I wrote yesterday I did some serious changes for Alysha sleeping. And wow!! I was lent this great book "The Sleep Easy Solution" by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack. And that along with some great advice from a great friend has done the trick and in less time than the guaranteed week it is supposed to take. Now I know that it won't be perfect, and we may have some set backs, but by the time the week is up, I am hoping to have a sleeping happy baby! She has been terrible the last while, getting so dependant on her soother and her being swaddled tightly. And well....babies spit soothers out and wriggle out of blankets, so it made for some miserable sleep for me. Yesterday morning I had had enough and so the soothers went in the garbage and I just swaddled her from her arms down so that she could learn to sooth herself. She did cry a wee bit, but nothing terrible and to sleep she went. Last night was awesome! She slept until 1, cried for about 10 minutes, and put herself back to sleep until her 4 o'clock feeding, then slept right through until 8:30! So I am praying that this trend continues, as I got a wonderful nights sleep! A happy rested mom, makes for a happy rested baby.
I am also very thankful today for my husband. We have been through our ups and downs (who hasn't) but it is so wonderful to know that you have someone who has your back, someone who believes the same as you do, someone you can call on in the middle of the night, no questions asked. He is the most amazing father, his girls are his world. He is making a job change again because he can't spend enough time with his girls. What better father could you wish for? There are times as a mom that I do feel isolated and cut off from friends and family, you tend to loose things in common with people, and with a wee babe and a toddler it is hard to sometimes get out and socialize, but I am so thankful that even though hubby and I don't have a whole lot in common (He is a bit of a geek and I am pretty cool!) I have someone who I love to spend time with, to spend time with every day!