Well, what can I say? I've tried everything I know how to get these kids to nap & it just isn't working so now I am beginning to wonder short of revamping the whole schedule what else I can try. I've just come to accept that every day is a new day & that while I shower every morning, I may have a baby that cries until I get out. I've gotten passed being frustrated or asking why b/c the truth is that no one can tell me exactly why Ian isn't napping. Sure, we can make the regular assumptions of teething, learning new skills, etc but really no one knows 100% the reason why. Every day I put them down in hopes that today they will sleep in their crib. If they don't, they don't & we try the swing. If the swing doesn't work then I'm out of options. That is all this momma has up her sleeve. I'm ok though b/c one day it will get better. I'm willing to hear any suggestions.
I've read Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child & am familiar w/ the methodology but it doesn't seem to work w/ my babies. I've changed their schedule a bit but not too much in fear of messing up their nights which they have continued to sleep through w/ no issues. I have 1 last idea that I am trying & that is moving up their feeding times by 30 minutes to see if I can get them down for a nap just a bit sooner in the morning, by 8:30. If that doesn't work, then I'm really done...LOL!
Ok, let's talk about the fun stuff! We had a photo shoot w/ a fantastic photographer, Amber Walters. She is amazing & made our 1st shoot a memorable. Thank God the babies were cooperative & happy. We will be getting the whole disk of pics on Thursday but here are the 5 preview pics we have so far...
If you are in the San Antonio/Austin area, definitely look her up for a session! She also has a wonderful website & blog.
The kids are babbling away & it is so funny to listen to them "talk". They even have conversations between themselves. It happened today for the 1st time. Ian & Sofi were looking at each other while they were playing on the floor & then all the sudden they started talking to one another. I'm talking full out conversation! Ian would talk & then Sofi would, then Ian...then Sofi. It was hilarious!
Another big milestone is that all 3 babies are now sitting unassisted longer than just a few seconds. Gabi has been doing this for a bit longer but Sofi & Ian have joined her. It is so cute to see them trying to balance!
One last thing...they have learned how to get the pacis in & out of their mouths. They constantly take it out & put it back in like they are big kids. Ian is still not in to the paci thing much nor does he suck his thumb. He is just as content w/o so we don't force it on him or even try to give it to him b/c we know he won't take it. It's funny to know the girls go to bed w/ it in their mouths, then it falls out but when we go get them in the morning, they have it in their mouths again. FUNNY! As a matter of fact, the other day I was feeding the trio & had given a spoonful to Sofi, then Ian & by the time I got to Gabi, she had put her paci in her mouth as if to tell me that I was taking too long! I laughed so hard! These are the priceless moments!