Saturday, July 7, 2007

Sleep and food

Well, since I mentioned how Marisas had been taking awesome 2 hour naps lately, she seems to have switched back to the 1 hour double nap thing. Oh well. So I figured I'd try to mess with her night sleeping schedule by bragging about that too. Lol. I still have to nurse her to sleep, which is fine with me. Sometimes if she's stubborn about that, I can cuddle her to sleep instead, and I've been trying to do that more often. But once she's asleep, she sleeps for at least 9 hours straight. She hardly ever wakes up in the night, and if she does, she falls back to sleep immediately after nursing. When she wakes up in the morning, I take her into bed with me, and she nurses half asleep for 15-20 minutes while I wake up more. It's pretty great. Except for the fact that she doesn't go to sleep at night til 10:30-11:00pm. Not exactly sure why, but I still don't think she's quite ready to CIO for an 8pm bedtime. So I guess I'm just a sucker by letting her set her own bedtime. Hehe. Actually, sometimes if she's being really stubborn, I let her cry for 5 mintues or so, and she usually falls asleep pretty quickly. If she doesn't fall asleep within 5 minutes, I try another method. But for now, what we're doing works, and I'm not going to mess with that.

Food, however, is another story. I would like to share with everyone the pickiness of my daughter. The other day this is what I offered her for lunch:
  • peaches
  • green beans
  • pasta/corn/peas (Gerber toddler meal)
  • freeze dried corn
  • yogurt
  • hot dog (tiny pieces)
  • baby cereal (we had it leftover from "baby days")
  • diced ham
  • freeze dried apples
  • cheesy rice cake
  • baby goldfish
  • garlic bread
  • tortilla with chicken salad in it
Wanna know what she actually ate for lunch that day? 5 bites of yogurt. 5. Bites. That's it. She usually loves everything else! Some days I just don't understand. But then we just had peas at dinner the other night, and all of a sudden, she ate TONS of peas! Then the next day refused them again. Anybody understand this? Lol. Seriously, this girl is crazy. But we love her

1 comment:

Jillian said...

What a pick little girl. You have to admit that that's kind of cute though! :-) I'm sure that it's not quite as cute when you're the one trying to get her to eat.

How often does she nurse now? I'm just trying to figure out the logistics of solid feeding and nursing at the same time. I want to nurse for a long time also and even as we start something as small as cereal, I'm very apprehensive of how it will affect the nursing relationship.