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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Princess Flower Girl

Rudy was in her first wedding this past weekend. She was a total doll. Thought she needed to be in EVERY picture - including the ones of just the bride and groom. She loved wearing her "princess flower girl" dress, loved the shoes, the curls, and the flowers in her hair. She listened so well all day (usually, listening and following directions is a HUGE challenge for her) that I'm thinking about letting her wear her flower girl dress all day, every day.

I'll be listing her on craigslist if anyone needs a flower girl. =)

Who Needs Sleep?

You know how you are supposed to put down a baby when they are still awake so they learn to drift off to dreamland on their own? Yeah, always thought that was bullwhickey. When Baba was a baby the ONLY way to get him asleep was to walk, quickly, in circles so he would get dizzy and close his eyes. I think he napped for a total of 4 hours between the time he was born until he turned 3 years old when we gave up on napping.

Rudy, on the other hand, has always been a good napper (granted she outgrew that business almost a year ago now), but her napping was a production that involved 5 to 15 minutes of screaming at the top of her lungs to let me know that she was NOT tired (riiiight!) and was NOT going to nap. I always won.

Today, the older kids were hungry so I laid Panthalassa in her crib to throw some lunch together. She was AWAKE. She fell asleep on her own and is still sleeping 45 minutes later. I do believe in miracles!

I would also like to know how it is that my two month old sleeps better than my six year old. Panthalassa slept 12 hours last night. Baba stalled until 9 pm when he finally lost his battle with sleep and was up his usual 6. He was moaning in his sleep again (hello nightmares, go away!) and is a little tired (read: teary eyed) today.