We've had a busy week/weekend getting our house ready for my birthday party this next Saturday. We've been painting the kitchen cabinets black and they are looking sooo good! I can't wait to get the doors back on. Adam has also been building a new storage cabinet and replaced some light fixutures, too. He actually would have gotten even more done, but he had a little cut on his hand that needed about three stitches on Saturday afternoon! We took a trip to the emergency room and he got his first stitch in 31 years! ha. He was most upset that now he's had stitches and that he got blood on his Carhart overalls (they came clean, though!).
I talked my sister, Audra, into going with me to Augusta on Saturday morning. We went to Old Navy where they had $2 tank tops and stopped at a couple of yard sales on the way (much to her dismay! ha). I was happy to find a couple of deals there and also found some great clearance items at Michael's that I can use for my Mary Kay gift baskets at Christmas.
For the past two Sundays, Alabama hasn't been her normal happy self in the nursery at church. When I go check on her after practice, she is crying and screaming! I hope she isn't becoming one of those children that cry when we leave. (I mean I do like it that she misses me, but also want her to be happy with the sweet ladies at church.) I think what it mostly is, is that on Sundays, her schedule is very altered because we have to leave early so she doesn't get as much sleep as normal. After I feed her, she is usually okay, but I think it's more that she is sleepy. I'm also not sure why she has started to wake up again after she was doing so good at sleeping through the night. On Friday, Alabama and I went to the mall and got the Babywise II book so that I could hopefully find out what I could do to help her start sleeping through the night again. I'm thinking that maybe she's just not getting enought to eat during the day since she is bigger now. We're working on eating solid food 3 times a day and then nursing as well. They say that a typical schedule would be 7, 11, 3, and 7. We definitely dont' have it down to that yet, but we're working on it! We also began to not hold her while she goes to sleep, but put her in her crib awake and let her get to sleep herself. That had been our plan all along, but the follow through wasn't always so easy! ha. The first night, she cried for about 25 minutes, but since then it has gotten much better! She will still fuss for a few minutes and lose her passy a few times, but she goes to sleep much faster and is doing so good! It does still make me nervous that she sleeps on her stomach now, though. But I know God has his hand of protection around her and she is safe and comfortable. I'm looking forward to a busy and exciting week! (including my birthday and the start of our bible study at Grace!)