November 13, 2011

I’ve started three, maybe four blog posts in the last couple of weeks, but they either haven’t saved in my WordPress app, or I never got further than a few opening lines in my head.

One post was titled, “Night Moves,” and it was going to be about Mackenzie at age 13 months and all the non-sleeping going on here. Another one was called, “Up All Night,” and it was going to be about the new hit TV show and — you guessed it — Mackenzie NOT SLEEPING.

But then we decided to do sleep training again, and for the last four or five nights, we have all been sleeping better. Thank you, Mom, for praying for us.

I took photos for a couple of Wordless Wednesday posts that also never materialized. Ahem.

The pictures aren’t great, but they give you an idea of our lives lately.

No photos of this weekend. Chris was sick, and Mackenzie had a fever. I held her almost nonstop all weekend, and two of her molars broke through. We looked at more houses and ruled them all out. We also tried out formula with Mackenzie, but she pushed the bottle away. (Got any tips for me?)

So. Tonight’s post is a little abrupt, a little haphazard. I know. There’s no point, really, except to break the silence and say hello. Big things, good things are happening here. I hope to be back soon with {more and better} photos and all the details.


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  • Reply tehamy November 14, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I adore her cheeks! I could just pinch them!

    As for the formula, Xander has always been particular about the temperature of his formula/milk. Maybe try warming it a little more? Or she just may not like the taste. Have you thought about milk/milk alternative as opposed to formula?

    Glad she is sleeping better!


  • Reply Mom November 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Hey Dede,

    I am glad that the sleep training is helping. It is do much harder when sickness is involved, too.

    I hope that you are all well, now!?

    I have one idea that may help if you have a bottle nipple shaped more like human’s, and/or if you have a breast pump and can pump out some milk and save it for Mackenzie later. Then, warm it up when she needs it. And hold her just as you would nursing. She will know it’s a bottle, of course, but she will feel your closeness, and if the bottle has your real milk that she is used to…

    Love you!



  • Reply Hope November 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    What a little cutie!

    I bet that it will be easier to write when you’re sleeping better. 😀


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