Saturday, August 16, 2008

Baby Leigh

Leigh sitting up
laughing in the exersaucer

Baby Leigh has been the best and easiest baby until about 2 weeks ago. All of a sudden we had 3 issues that we were dealing with at the same time--she was hungry and wouldn't take a bottle, her teeth hurt and she wouldn't take tylenol, and she won't eat any cereal or food--do you see a pattern?!? All of these things added up to her not sleeping! She had been sleeping thru the night for months and then 2 weeks ago she started waking up 5,6,7, or 8 times a night! And she started crying- a lot--several hours a day! We have slowly been working on the issues--she has started taking a bottle - sometimes. This helped knock out 1 or 2 times up in the night, but that still meant she was getting up a lot! Now for the teeth--I went to Wal-Mart and bought every kind of tylenol dispenser for infants and 2 different flavors! NONE OF IT WORKED! It took Zeb and me to give it to her and we couldn't get any down her--this 15 lb 5 month old is stronger than we are put together! Last night I put the tylenol in the bottle hoping that she wouldn't be able to taste it. IT WORKED!!! She took most of the bottle and got more tylenol than she has ever had--and she slept!!!! Tomorrow I will continue to work on eating--no hope in sight!

All of this being said, she has still be a sweet joy! I had some fun times with her while Sara Beth stayed with her grandmother for a few days! She can sit up for a few minutes now, but I couldn't get a great picture because I didn't want her to fall backwards. And she absolutely loves her exersaucer!

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