Day 217

Kensie officially has a new skill! She can go from her belly to sitting up all on her own. Unfortunately she can also sit up in her swing soooo that’s the last time she’ll be in there. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Oh look! I can reach these now.

Annnnddd my child tried to dive bomb off her rocker.

Oye. This girl makes sure to keep me on my toes and each day reconfirms that I’ll have my hands full for at least the next 18 years. 

Good thing she’s so freaking cute.

Kensie had a chiro appointment this morning and she was so happy to see Dr. Christina! 

Where she at, momma? My back is ready. πŸ˜‚

Then K had a special visitor at the gym tonight! Sarah got a new sweet puppy! Kensie LOVES puppies. But apparently not as much as she loves water bottles. πŸ™„

The pup is all about that diaper smell.

So, while I don’t mind it, Kensington still wakes up twice a night to be fed. Since her sleeping schedule has gotten messed up, it’s gotten earlier as well. She used to go down between 7-7:30 and wake up around 1-1:30 to eat. Lately she’s been going to bed between 8:30-9 and waking up by midnight to eat. Woof. 

It’s definitely a comfort thing (those thighs prove it’s not a lack of calories πŸ˜‚). I read up on it a little and got some tips on how to wean her off of the habit of eating and sleep through the night. 

One of them said try to feed her for less time. So, I tried that last night. HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! I wish I could video this child when she wakes up wanting to eat. Kensie uses all 17lb of her little body to force her way down to that milk and GOES TO TOWN. For real. Chugging and gulping. If I even try to burp her before she’s done, she dives back down. If I try not to let her eat she shoves and fusses and then starts crying. You’d actually think she’s starved. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

So – listen to her cry or let her eat for 5 minutes and put herself back to sleep? Guess I’ll keep letting her eat for now. Lol 

It sounds ridiculous but I’m slightly torn on wanting her to sleep through the night.  While getting 4+ hours of uninterrupted sleep sounds amazing, I am also thankful for the little time I get to spend with her when she does wake to eat. Luckily it’s quick and she goes right back to sleep – and she gives the SWEETEST snuggles that melt my heart. When she stops, I’ll definitely miss that. 

I also read a comment a mom posted about stopping caffeine after 3pm and that it really seemed to help her baby sleep longer at night. I’m a HUGE fan of an afternoon coffee. I usually drink one while I coach at 4 and it’s my “pick me up” to workout at 5 and get through the rest of the evening. 

Today I had my coffee in the morning and didn’t even finish it. I’m going to attempt to cut that out for afternoons and see if it helps. Pray for me, y’all. πŸ˜‚

I mentioned last week that K was going though a clingy phase and would only fall asleep right next to me. Well – we are on night 2 in a row of me setting her in her crib and walking away. She fusses for a minute, plays, then puts herself to sleep. Win! Hopefully she’ll get back on her old schedule and then we can focus on cutting out the night feedings. If anyone has tips – send them my way!!

“mmmmm gimme all da milks!!!”

Such a poser. She doesn’t actually drink out of it. πŸ˜‚

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