Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mmmm, It's Passed?





Well, maybe not so fast....she still can be a pill but Isabella had a pretty good day yesterday, a wild evening, then slept through the night!!!!! I first took her for a car ride to the grocery store, which always buys me a couple hours of sleep for some reason, then got home about 11pm. She slept from then until 5:30am! Then today we have had a pretty good day. I would venture to say maybe the best day we've had since she started all this riff-raff fussing! I think she heard me tell my husband about a week ago, "Okay! Now I think I am seriously going to pack up a bunch of frozen bottles (of pumped breast milk that I have in the freezer), call Becky (my sister who has all older kids, youngest is 11 1/2), and see if she will take her for a day or two! I am so tired!!!!" He just kind of looked at me and continued on without really commenting. Something tells me that he's used to my drama and it doesn't really phase him! My sister had actually told me once that if I ever need her to take Isabella for the night while I am working a night shift, she would be happy to take her. That is what planted the idea in my head in the first place. Isabella probably heard my comment to Eric and tried to fuss another whole week, hoping I would drop her off with Auntie Becky! There are 4 girls there and one boy and they all love holding babies!!!! When she realized that I wasn't going to make good on my promise, she decided to quit all the fussing and just keep it at a minimum, at least for the past 24 hours or so! They catch on quickly to our bluffs, don't they?

8 comments:

Shellie said...

Love her smile, and hope the crying's died down for a while.

Darla said...

You know, I think it has! She still has had a few crying spells but nothing like it has been. I still think I will need to address the spitting up issue since she seems like it is bothering her now..like it hurts a little when she spits up. Otherwise, she has been showing more and more of that sweet side that has always been there, just been hiding under whatever has been bothering her up to this point. I should clarify too that I don't mean to paint the picture that she has been a burden at all..she has always been a really sweet baby. It's just that it seems like something is hurting her and she has really put in a lot of crying time in her short little life. That can get so hard because it seems like every time she cries, I worry that it may be something I ate or something she may have otherwise wrong, like reflux, or does she have food allergies, or.....???? It just gets a little worrisome that I might be missing something! She now is almost always cooing and smiling if she is awake and not uncomfortable (which up to this point was about 75% of her awake time)! So fun!!!

carrie & troy keiser said...

AWWW smiles that melt your heart! Happy to hear that she is becoming nicer! :)

Christine said...

Congrats! Wow! Six girls. We had six bio children, but only one was a girl, so over the ourse of two years we adopted four more girls evening out the score. Now we are going to Ukraine to uneven the score. :)

Your family is beautiful!

houseofdanes said...

wow do i remember those days. sleep while you can and try to keep your sanity. i'm finally getting some time to write again and read again. talk soon

Darla said...

Thank you all for visiting and commenting! Isabella is finally calming down, figuring out a bit of a schedule and actually taking official naps!!! Now I've taken on a new adventure in life along with my sister that just commented on here not long ago! I hope I have time tonight to post on it...we're just so excited! I have tons to do right now though so we'll see... Hope everyone is having a wonderful new year!

Christine said...

Darla, I tried to email you but it came back undeliverable. Can you email me at thereed8@yahoo.com and then I will email you what I tried to earlier? Thanks!

Cecily R said...

I WISH I had the whole nap thing down with Evie. Not working. She may not be much of a fusser, but she isn't much of a sleeper either. Babies are fun, right?