Gracelyn and Ellie both absolutely love their paci. Ellie has loved it from the time we brought her home from the hospital. It took Gracelyn a little while longer to really take to hers, but once she did, there was no looking back!
Both girls have a love/hate relationship with swaddling. It really comforts them both to be swaddled. They will be fussy and cranky but not falling asleep. Then, as soon as they are swaddled, they both calm down and go right to sleep. Unfortunately, I think it is time to quit swaddling. We have had some scares with babies wiggling themselves down into the blanket where their faces end up getting covered. Just to be on the safe side, we are calling it quits.
Gracelyn is such an easy going baby. She is so laid back and patient. That is until it is time for bed. At night she gets pretty fussy and has a hard time going to sleep. She does not like to be held close or on your shoulder for very long. So that makes it difficult to calm her down in order to get to sleep. Gracelyn likes to be able to see the world around her. She is constantly looking all around taking in everything. She just coos all the time. It is so neat to hear her during the night when she is sound asleep!
Dave and I are slowly catching up on sleep. The girls have been sort of sleeping through the night for almost a month now. They start getting restless around 4a.m. but I can usually just put their pacifiers back in and they will calm down and sleep a while longer. We are adjusting to being parents. Nothing anyone can ever tell you really prepares you for the wonderful experience of being a parent. It has made me look at all the relationships in my life a little bit differently. I am completely overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising these two little girls. I know I can't do it alone! I have the most wonderful, supportive husband to walk this journey with me. But, that is another post entirely!