Thursday, March 26, 2009


I originally picked out the fabric for the crib sheets and bumpers because I thought it was cute; it was basically to please me, not Grace! But this cute, colourful fabric combined with her new heightened awareness and abilities equals overstimulation! She just stares at her bumpers and smiles and coos, especially the parts with patterns, like stripes and polka dots. And since she is now reaching and grabbing, she's reaching out and touching them. It's great entertainment for her...frustrating for me because she won't go down for a nap. The Pantley book actually mentioned this situation -- that things you wouldn't think would be cause for stimulation actually are. She recommends taking down crib bumpers if they're keeping the baby awake.

She's just full of energy today; very vocal and constantly reaching and grabbing at the air. The Weissbluth book says that often when a baby learns to do something new, he/she will lose sleep because they want to practice it. Oh, how I wish it were Sejin's day off! He's with her now trying to get her to take a nap, but by the sounds of it, it's not working. He leaves for work soon... Oh, no!

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