Ava is almost 5 months old. Seriously. She is developing quite the personality. She hates nap time, loves to eat, loves to grab the dogs, hates to be held in a laying down position, and LOVES music.
I wanted to try out the baby bullet today, so I steamed a sweet potato, pureed it and she absolutely loved it! I had tried the rice cereal and the oatmeal and she wasn't a fan of either. I guess I am just moving straight on to vegetables!
I am currently sitting here in the living room listening to her scream and cry from her crib. She has always slept in the swaddle me blanket, since she was 6 weeks old, anyway. I took her out of it tonight and am trying to get her to soothe herself to sleep. I'm thinking I won't be able to do this again, assuming she ever falls asleep. There has got to be a better way. After I laid her down she immediately started crying. I went in after 5 minutes, soothed her, then left again. She cried again, so I went in after 10 minutes... etc. I'm now up to 25 minutes and I just feel like it isn't working. I KNOW it will take more than one night to get this done. I may be up all night at this rate. She is normally always asleep by 9pm, so I hate that her normal sleep schedule is being interrupted just because I want to try something new. I am only doing it for her sake, though. She won't even fall asleep on her own at nap time. On a very rare occasion she will go to sleep in her swing for a nap, but she usually screams and cries for me to get her out. Ah, the things we do for our children... I'll end this post with 2 pictures from St. Patrick's Day! :)