Friday, March 19, 2010

March MOMs Meeting

So, I've shared before that we have a group at church called MOMs. (Mothers of Miracles) It is modeled after MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers). We meet the 3rd Friday of each month and consistently have about 30 moms who attend. I thought our meeting today went great and was so much fun.
Evelyn Denton, a member of our church, shared new spring and summer decor with us along with decorating tips and a devotional. Chrissy shared helpful hints on spring cleaning. Melissa & Bethany led us in a potted tulip craft. We wrapped twine around the pot and planted our flower. They turned out super cute. And last, but most definately not least, we enjoyed a bread bowl full of potato soup, a salad, and strawberry shortcake. I can't think of a better way to spend a gorgeous Friday...can you?
Gabe and I (okay, pretty much, I) have been "training" Madison to sleep through the night. She usually wakes around 3:30am for a bottle and then quickly goes back to bed, but since she is one now we've decided it's way past time for her start sleeping through the night.
So, first I tried to just rock her back to sleep when she woke up in the middle of the night. Nope, didn't work. She was used to taking a bottle and wanted one. I decided that the next night I would not even go into her room, I would just let her cry herself back to sleep. She woke up at 5:45am and cried for about 45 mintues and then finally went back to sleep. Of course, this is torture for Gabe and I. I mean, who really wants to just lay in bed awake waiting for their baby to quit crying. The next night, she slept through the night. I knew it wasn't set in stone yet, though. The night, she woke up again crying at 5:45am and only cried 25 mintues before going back to sleep. Last night, she slept through the night. So, you can see we are making progress. If she does wake up, it's usually around 4-5:45 and she's learned to go back to sleep and sleep until a decent hour. About every other night, she sleeps through the night. Yay! I'm actually beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel...somewhere...way down there.


Wanda Newton

Send our little "Doodle Bug" to us and we would be happy to sit up all night and play with her. You look so pretty at your MOM Meeting in your fuchia dress.

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