Thursday, May 3, 2012

little personalities

[[20-21 week update]]
Maddie is my little sunshine.  She wakes up with a smile on her face. I just want to kiss and squeeze her! She's the even-tempered one.  So when she cries, you know she's really uncomfortable and needs milk, a new diaper, or is over tired.

But for some reason, she's been crying (or more like screaming) every single night until she's red in the face.  It always happens around 8-9pm.  We always try to put her to bed around 5:00 or 6:00, at the first sign of tiredness. But she just won't sleep! So by 8:00 or 9:00, she's way too tired and has been up for 2-3 hours. She'll scream and scream anywhere from 20-60 minutes.  No amount of rocking, bouncing, swaying, or singing will help.  Eventually, she gets too tired of being over-tired, and will fall asleep.  We've discovered she likes sleeping on our soft bed.  So we'll try to put her down there to see if it'll calm her.  It doesn't usually help until she's quieted down in our arms.  Then we can put her down on our bed somewhat drowsy.  From there, she'll finally fall into a deep sleep til the wee hours of the morning...sleeping through the night.  Sigh...  It's just getting there that's the hard part.

Sophie is my little munchkin. She's always been smaller than Maddie ever since the womb.  She is always moving around.  But she has become our good, little sleeper.  We are able to put her down in the crib, and she'll fall asleep on her own.  At least one of them can!

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