Wednesday, October 6, 2010

And we're back!

Here are just a couple of recent pics of Ly. It still throws me off that she has such fair skin, big blue eyes, and really dark hair! But I think she just has the cutest face in the world (of course I do, I'm her mom!). I wonder if her sister will look anything like her. All I know is that she'll probably be just as fair. Nate and I are pretty pasty.

In my last post I mentioned we had a minor setback in Lyla's sleeping. I am SO PROUD to report that the phase is pretty much over, or at least extremely improved! I spoke to a VERY WISE mother, whom I consider to be a "super-mom" (my sister-in-law Candace), and she gave me very profound advice. As painful as it was, we just let her cry and fall asleep on the floor several nights in a row (there's a little more to it than just that) but the logic made sense and it totally worked! She got out of bed several nights as well as naps and would just cry and scream for like 5 or 6 days. The couple of nights she started to stay in bed again was when she was wearing her brace. She can get out of bed with her brace on so we thought it was just that she didn't want to go through the effort. But then for her naps she started getting out of bed but would eventually climb back in to fall asleep there rather than the floor! She still fought the whole going to bed process and would even find all of her toys around the house and all of her random socks and clothing items and put them away without being asked, all to avoid bed. So, I let her clean and then put her down :) And now she doesn't protest quite as much as she did before and stays in her bed. So yeah, she's made a HUGE improvement. Thanks for your advice Candace!!


Rach said...

I think Candace is a super mom too. I am starting to make a list of questions to ask her :)
Love that little Lyla. Can't believe she is going to be a big sister here is a couple weeks.

brooke and tyler said...

wait, wait, wait a minute. a couple of weeks? you are due in a couple of weeks? how did that sneak up so fast? i want a belly shot!
i'm so glad lyla is getting better with the big girl bed. it's always a relief to see some progress.
i shoot all of my pictures in manual mode. i decided that when i got my camera that i would never learn if i never tried, so i pretty much have been doing manual mode ever since i've had my camera. it takes time and practice, but the shots are always a little truer to life that way! i'd still love to take your pics somtime.

Liesl Lambert said...

You probably the coolest couple ever...Cant wait to spend quality time with Lyla.