Kerrigan is one month old (as of yesterday)!!!! We can hardly believe it. Here are some of her latest accomplishments:
-she can lift her head off our shoulder or chest (while this is an amazing show of her strength, it brings a new challenge to burping her with her head flopping all over the place)
-Jared's favorite game: he has her partially reclined on his legs, she grabs onto his fingers and lifts herself up a few inches...for such a tiny gal she is seriously so stinkin strong
-she has "blown out" of 3 diapers
-Her cheeks get chubbier everyday
-Newborn clothes and diapers are starting to fit (or at least not drown her like they did)
-Best of all, she is starting to interact with us...on Sunday she "talked" to Jared (already a daddy's girl), she is starting to smile and the other day I swear she laughed...not at anything in particular, but it is a start
If I had typed this yesterday like I should have, the list would have included is sleeping in 4-4/12 hr increments at night... however, that has changed. This is where some advice is DESPERATELY needed!
I have been trying the Baby wise method and am struggling a little bit. The feeding part has been GREAT, she is on a 21/2-3 hr schedule, but the sleeping part is NOT there. If I lay her in bed when she is awake for a nap, she SCREAMS until I pick her up ( I have tried letting her cry for 15 minutes, but that didn't work). I have also tried putting her down after she goes to sleep with similar results. If I am not holding her, she cries (she is crying right now). It is getting really frustrating. If you have tried this method, how long did you let your baby cry. And how long did it take for them to get used to calming down on their own and go to sleep?
Please comment ASAP, the lack of naptime is affecting nightime sleep, which equals very unhappy baby and very frustrated mommy!