Yes, I'm talking about Kaisley...my baby girl has FINALLY learned how to sleep at night! Better late than never right? She's been sleeping great for over 2 weeks now, but I didn't want to jinx myself with a post after only a couple days.
We did a little sleep training at 6 months old and it went GREAT. Very very easy and almost painless. But, we went on vacation about 4 weeks later. We were in a house full (10 adults and 3 kids), so I did what I had to do to keep her quiet..as in feeding her a LOT at night.
So, we get back from vacation and I just sort of go with the flow for a few weeks and decided, okay, time to go back to the same sleep training. So, at 8 months it did NOT go well. So, I did what I had to do again for a litle while.
I was ready to try again right before Christmas, but realized that was bad timing with guests staying for about 10 days. So, Christmas came and went and we went back to sleep training. Again, it went GREAT! Thankfully a "bad night" is now 9 hours of sleep, followed by eating and going back to sleep for 2-3 hours. But normal is now 10-11 hours. Sometimes even 12.
THANK YOU BABY GIRL!!!!!! Mommy finally gets to sleep at night!
The tree on Christmas Eve...Santa has come and the presents are waiting!
Maybe if I would have posted this a week ago, I would have had TONS of pictures and stories, but...well, Christmas was over a week ago now and we've been having too much fun with Nana and Papa visiting...so, I'm just posting a few favorites from Christmas day!
Kaisley opening a present on Christmas morning
Brookston opening his FIRE TRUCK on Christmas morning
The Hall family gathering...total chaos and total fun!
We had intentions of taking a few pictures, like not just the family, but everyone who was there (since we had some non Hall members there too), but well, as you can see with the number of kids and the ages, you can't always get a lot of pictures in! This was the only one we got! (Do you see my son????? What's up with his silly faces?) :)
Each year our neighborhood has a Christmas lights contest. We realized it existed 2 years ago when a neighbor won 3rd place. So last year, we did quite a bit more to our house than just lights around the door and a wreath (like all of the other years) and we were slightly bummed to not place. So this year, we went and bought a few new things, which obviously did the trick!
My very favorite parts are red and white starts on the roof and the big tree with lights all over it. (However in Louisiana, the tree loses a little of it's beauty since we still have leaves on the tree!) :)
This was taken on the night our neighborhood also does luminaria.