It can't possibly be the Saturday before Spring Break ends, it's just not possible. I feel like we were busy and doing something every single day, but when I look around, it doesn't seem like we did a thing. 

Our main goal over this week was to get Adelaide out of the swaddle, preferably completely, but at the very least, for naps. Well, we did it, and dare I say? It was easy. We started by putting her in her Zipadee Zip at bedtime on the first Friday night of the break, and she was fine. Whaaaat? The next day we put her in a sleep sack for her naps. Fine again. That night back in the Zippy. All good. The next day's naps in a sleep sack. Fine yet again. The third night, I said, was the true telling night. She's had 2 good nights in a row before with various things, but never 3 (not since the periodic sleep issues began back in mid-January). Third night in the Zippy, I think she fussed a bit, but I don't think we ever had to go in and do anything. We called it an official success. Now, I don't want to discount the possibility that the Zipadee Zip was our saviour, but I am hesitant to give it all of the credit. After all, we had tried it before, unsuccessfully. I tend to lean more toward believing that she was just ready this time. She hadn't been sleeping well in her swaddle, and I think that combined with the fact that she did so well, so quickly out of it, points more toward her being ready, rather than the Zipadee Zip. But, whatever the case may be, we're still putting her in it at night, and it's working. So yeah, she's been sleeping well for the most part since last Friday in her Zippy at night and in a sleep sack for naps. I say "for the most part" because....

Her naps have actually gotten a bit erratic for the last couples of days, but we feel fairly certain that it's because she is teething. I've spoken to her doctor's office, and they say it's very likely. She's been a tad crabby and irritable for a few days, and is taking shorter naps. Not wanting to eat as much and chewing on things a lot. Sounds pretty cut and dry, but I know we can't really believe it until we actually see a tooth. Now I'm no professional, and as far as I can tell even the professionals are zero help here, but I feel pretty sure that our typically atypical baby girl is going to be true to form here.... I'd bet you $100 $10 (I'm not much of a gambler when it comes to cold hard cash) that she's trying to cut her upper incisors. Too many vampire books while I was pregnant a friend of mine would say.

And now some recent photos for your viewing pleasure.

She and Bowser seem to have come to a mutual agreement. He'll allow her to be within 6 feet of him (and even touch him occasionally) if he can lick her mercilessly:

Spring cookie from Aunt Mandy:

Enjoying her new swing:

Practicing her new favorite skill, rolling from back to belly. Still not consistently going from belly to back. Like I said, she's typically atypical (which I'm really kinda proud of).

This little taste of being with her over the last week has certainly made me look forward to summer even more. As fast as the gap between Christmas and Spring Break went, I'm banking on this next run going the same way. 

12 weeks and counting.



Can I just start by saying, NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! That means an extra day home with this little lady!

On to the point now... The past few weeks with Adelaide have been AMAZING! I feel totally confident in saying that the fussy-gussy who we tried so very unsuccessfully to make happy for about 4 months is gone! She smiles tons these days and laughs more and more. She will actually lie down in her gym or on a blanket without crying the second you put her down AND she'll even play on her own! She has successfully eaten homemade peas and avocado. We tried green beans tonight, but she wasn't digging them- maybe next time. She's still not consistently rolling over from tummy to back, but she's getting oh-so-close to going from back to tummy. It would seem about right if she mastered the typically harder skill first. 

We're still fighting the swaddle battle. She's getting out every night now, sometimes multiple times a night. Some nights she'll get an arm out and sleep fine like that for hours until morning without making a peep. Other nights she fusses off and on for an hour before falling back asleep. And other nights, like last night, she'll cry/yell (a new skill for her) off and on for over an hour and a half (yep, 2:20-4:00am) and nothing I do, including offering a bottle will settle her... until we put that arm back in the swaddle. Then it's mere minutes before she's sound asleep, and by morning she's got that arm back out again, and seems fine with it. 

Back in January I said, "Maybe she'll make it to spring break, and we can just spend that week getting her out of it completely... no, there no way she'll go that long. She'll be almost 6 months old by then!" Well, we're only a week 5 days away from spring break now, it's looking like she can go that long after all! At least she's making some progress. It wasn't 2 weeks ago that we HAD to put her arm back in the swaddle any time she got it out. Now it's more like 1 out of 4 times maybe? When she's crying at 3am (which is when it usually happens) Jordan and I are like broken records, "I don't understand... It's so frustrating... Why isn't she getting any better???" But I guess she is getting better. Slooooowly. I'm hoping she'll make some major progress over the next few days, otherwise, spring break may not feel like much of a break. We really can't put it off any longer. Last night she rolled over to her tummy (one arm out already), of course she couldn't get back over and she cried. Actually, that's when it all started. Anyway, with the rolling starting, she really needs both arms out. And we want her totally out by the time she goes back to the babysitter, so we've got a lot of work ahead of us. Not looking forward to that bit of spring break. Not. One. Bit. 

But, if that's really the worst thing were dealing with, I'm happy. We've been out to eat several times, out shopping and gone for walks. Adelaide has been perfect. I couldn't ask for more. I absolutely adore that sweet girl and look forward to every second I get to spend with her. I'm so glad things are finally getting easier and that we just get to sit back and enjoy!


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