Saturday, November 12, 2005

Random things and a Good Night

Well tonite had been better. For most of my daughter's little life I've not had a schedule for her. Naptime was when she seemed tired, she nursed whenever she was hungry and bedtime was whenever she seemed tired (no pre-bedtime routine WHATSOEVER except nursing). HOWEVER...I had to wean her from nursing to sleep because I'm slowly weaning her completely. So, I came up with a short routine (a couple books and a couple songs) and then let her cry it out. It was really hard but she after about 2 days she was going down without crying and waking up much happier (still no set bedtime, naptime, mealtime). THEN CAME THE TANTRUMS....before naps, before bedtime, she would not let me read or sing...she would just scream and cry when we'd sit down in our chair or when I'd stand up to sing to her....if you look back about a month ago, you'll see how stressed I was.

WELL, then I began to put her down at the exact same time every day and every evening and BAM!...she sleeps a little better and longer and doesn't make a peep when I put her down...no crying involved whatsoever...hallelujah! Now I have to work on the 3 times a night waking up to nurse. I keep saying that. I haven't even read the I got a month ago by Elizabeth Pantley called the The No Cry Sleep Solution...that is where I got the consistent bedtime idea and the idea to keep charts to track her sleeping and night waking, but I've never gotten any further. Her 15 month appointment is on Friday so I will ask her doc when I see her, and I will try to crack the book and see what it says.

I still haven't opened those 3 Books on organization, but I have been working like crazy to organize my home better. I'm not a big reader but I am excited about these books. I'm sure there is something in my subconscious that is keeping me from reading them. I WILL READ THEM! I will not let myself get in my way!

My next step is getting myself to have a quiet time. I'm such a sleeper that the idea of waking up any earlier than 6:00 is almost appalling to me...but I know my life will be blessed for it and I need to do it. I grew up in a Christian home and have spent my whole life in church, but I've never had a consistent quiet time EVER...I don't know why. I don't think I really know what to do or how to do it.

I love music, and I find myself hearing songs that just have such meaning that I want to share. I'm always listening to music and every since my Time To Be Quiet post I've decided to share lyrics that have meaning to me.

On my daughter's Praise Baby DVD's is a song called "Our God Reigns"...it's not the traditional hymn and I don't think I've heard it outside of this DVD. It was originally by a guy named Brandon Heath, whom I have never heard of...but the song is beautiful. Here are the lyrics.


Our God Reigns
Brandon Heath / Capilano MusicSo much holy, so divine

So much Holy, So divine
Yours and so much mine
By the morning, light is Thine
Perfect by design

Mighty to man, binding to earth
He’s sending His Son to echo His worth
Breaker of sin, winner of souls
Every creature will know

Our God reigns over the heavens
Over the earth, Our God reigns
Praise His name, All still standing
All that was, all that remains
Our God reigns

Deepest Ocean opened wide
So shall love divide
In devotion to His bride
Standing by her side

Mighty to man, Binding to earth
He’s sending His Son to echo His worth
Breaker of sin, winner of souls
Every creature will know

Our God reigns over the heavens
Over the earth, Our God reigns
Praise His name, All still standing
All that was, all that remains
Our God reigns

So much Holy, So divine
Yours and so much mine

FYI...I just found that he has a blog too.

I need some chocolate milk.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of my husband's grandmother. We called her Sitee...i think that's arabic for grandma, (i've looked it up and found the arabic word for grandma as Seti, Sitta, and Teta so i'm close)...my hubby's family is not arabic but they had an arabic neighbor who called her this and the grandkids caught on. She was an amazing woman. She lived on her own until the day she passed away. A month or so before she passed away they discovered she had a brain tumor. She never woke up from the biopsy procedure. It all happened so fast. I'm glad she had a chance to meet my baby and we have pictures and video. She had 5 children and 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. (I think those numbers are right) My hubby has been at his mom's most of the day just hanging out with her. He should be home soon.

I'm going to post some pictures from today of me, my mom, my baby and the fall leaves.

My oldest went back to her other mom's today. BOO HOO! She won't be back here until Wednesday night. We took her twin beds and made them into a king size bed. We put 2 blankets rolled up in the space between the mattresses and then got a king size foam mattress pad thingy to put over the entire bed. It's like a real princess bed. She has a mesh canopy over it and we put a bunch of pillows on it. It's really cool.

She had a bunch of fun last night. What they did is they went shopping in thier groups and bought Thanksgiving dinner for families who have called our church asking for help this holiday season. Then they put it all together in a bag with something that had the message of salvation on it. They went up to these homes, put the bag on the porch, rang the doorbell and knocked and then ran! What fun!! She had a blast.

Well, i have my chocolate milk and i'm tired so i'm going now.

GOOD NIGHT!

3 comments:

A little wiser now said...

The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg is a good book, I think. It helped me a lot.

Stephanie said...

I'm ALWAYS up for suggestions...THANK YOU! I'll check my library and go get it tomorrow. I will also let you know how it works!

Thanks Shelley. Now they just need to make a book to help you get to sleep! I'll be praying for you.

Leslie said...

In the past, I've always tried to organize my place before organizing my systems. But yesterday, I decided to do just enough place organizing (I made my closet so that I could at least walk in to it.)to put in a good system (Right now I'm working on my laundry and laying out clothes to wear for the week system.)