May 9, 2017

The Eighth Month

Last month we attempted phase one of sleep training by waking Pepper up at 10pm for a dream feed only to have her relapse after one perfect week. This month? Phase two. In a stroke of brilliance we decided to cut out even the dream feed and have her sleep the entire night. The goal? 6pm-6am with no feeds. Can she do it? Is it too much to hope for?

The short answer? DONE.

Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.

Getting a full night's sleep for me means getting back to a "normal" life-- even if it has to be a new normal. No more mommy-brain, no more being dazed and confused, no more passing out on the bathroom floor while waiting for your toddler to finish her business. We did it! Would someone please give me a high-five!

Speaking of toddler business, potty training is also complete!

And on even better news? After *years* of moving around the country for the different steps in his education, Andrew has officially passed all requirements and is finally a CPE Supervisor!! This means that we can say adios to Minnesota as soon as he finds a position! This may take months or years, but we are excited to enter this phase of life.

At eight months Pepper...
...sleeps 6am-6pm.
...takes 2 long naps or 3 short naps each day.
...loves to feed herself, though needs to work on chewing.
...still has a favorite toy: Maggie!
...loves to be engaged in conversation.
...sits well. Stands if propped. Does not like belly time.
...loves cuddling.
...wears 6-9 months sizes....
...enjoys swinging. 
...likes to stand at the window and watch the cars.
...bubbles!!! (need I say more?)
...has gotten sick for the first time (stuffy nose, fever) but was a champ.

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