I had this fun idea to blow up a ton of balloons...okay, well that wasn't the fun idea and I almost passed out from being so out of air haha SO, I had this fun idea to put a bunch of balloons in Daisy's crib, dress her all girly and cute and get some BD fun pictures. The second I set Daisy in her crib filled with scary balloons she started crying which she doesn't do all that often. She never stopped crying either as you can tell. She was very unhappy with my idea but, I had to at least snap a couple pictures so you could see what she looks like when she is unhappy since I so seldom post pictures like this of Daisy;0. lol
I have to say that even when she is crying or scared she has the prettiest little face doesn't she! hehe
But, then we got out of the crib and onto the safe, balloon free floor and she took a minute to recover...
The last 4 nights in a row Daisy has slept from 7 or 7:30 at night until 6:30 in the morning!!! She usually wakes up once in the middle of the night but, has been putting herself back to sleep with no problem at all. I do have about 6 pacifiers in her crib and I keep one on a leash on her jammies and that does seem to help! lol. I am SO proud of her for more or less working herself into this over time without any crazy week long sleep training exercise. That being said, my encouragement to any of you mom's who have a horrible sleeper and maybe aren't fond of the CIO method take baby steps towards a full night. It took Daisy nearly 10 months to find her pacifier in her crib at night and I started putting the pacifier leash on her a couple months ago. It took her about a month to figure out how to put her leash pacifier in her mouth in the dark. Now that she can find her pacis she is going back to sleep on her own which is great! I also never took her out of her crib before her it was time for her to get up in the morning. I would go in and give her pacifier back to her in the early months and rub her back and leave. That seemed to teach her that she wouldn't be allowed to get up just because she woke up and eventually she started sleeping longer on her own.
Every baby is so different. I hope my next child is an amazing sleeper, but if he/she isn't at least I will have been there done that.
Daisy is waving hi and bye now. IT is SO cute to watch her little wave. She also likes to raise her arms above her head all the time now when she is happy or excited. I have a video to post later with her doing these things.