5.05.2008

Little Isabella

Isabella is 15 months old and has finally mastered the skill of sleeping through the night. When Hailey was a baby, we helped her learn how to sleep on her own at a very early age. It's hard to listen to them cry but it is so nice when they are good sleepers. John really felt uncomfortable about making Izzie cry so we never did it! I have had nights of little sleep ever since she was born and I have been so anxiously waiting for her to figure it out on her own. There were many nights when I was up every hour, patiently rocking her back to sleep. Many prayers later... I think that she has really done it! For the last week and a half she has successfully slept (with the occasional cry). She goes to bed around 7:30 or 8:00 and then she sleeps all night and doesn't wake up on her own until 10:00 or 11:00 in the morning! Crazy huh! Just this morning Hailey was talking in her sleep at 8 am and woke both herself and Isabella up. I sent Hailey out and rocked Isabella for a minute and laid her back in her bed. She is now still sleeping and I imagine she will be for a while longer. I feel bad because there are so many mornings that we have to wake her up because we have to take Hailey to preschool, or go to church! She usually takes two naps during the day as well. She does like her sleep. She is STILL not walking. She does this adorable crawl sitting up on her knees. She doesn't use her hands (they are usually filled with either toys or her coveted burp cloths). She is such a sweet baby and we are so lucky to have her in our family. She brings joy to everyone she meets!

2 comments:

Heidi said...

I love how she crawls up on her knees like that - it is hilarious!! She really is a joy!!

Leah said...

she really is such a cute and friendly little child...we love her