You read it right. Mission: "sleeping child" is accomplished. As of last night, we can now do our bedtime routine and then put Poppy in her bed, say goodnight and leave the room. And she falls asleep all by herself and continues to sleep all night long, all by herself. This is something that I honestly did not think would ever happen. And it was so much easier than we anticipated. Every night when we hear her fall asleep, we both sit on the couch and just keep saying to each other, "I can't believe it! I can't believe it actually worked!" (As I'm typing this, Marc just said "I still can't believe she sleeps through the night now- it's a friggin' miracle!") And I can't get over the change in Poppy during the day either! She wakes up so happy, she is never crabby in the morning like she used to be, and is just extra cute and full of energy all day long. Tantrums are far and few-between. And nap-times are still the same amount of time, and sometimes even longer than before! I can go on and on about the changes we've seen in Little Miss over the past month, but I'll hold off until her 23 month post in a couple of days.
Lately, if she is having any fun at all, her tongue has to be outside of her mouth.
Whistling for the elephants at the zoo.
My friends Christa and Michelle both met their babies from S.Korea this week, which was so incredibly exciting. I'm trying my hardest to leave them alone because I know how hard those first couple of days/weeks can be, but their little boys are sooo cute, I can hardly wait for updates! It's bringing back so many memories of our first days with Poppy. Speaking of which, we have our referral-versary coming up next week!
And finally breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the zoo this morning...
Apparently the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus are working together to scare the crap out of Poppy.
One of my all-time fave Poppy faces.
Congrats on the *huge* sleeping milestone!!!
(I agree Poppy - large walking, takling animals = Scary)
Love that last expression!
Congrats on the sleeping!!! It's great that Poppy (and you!) are finally getting the rest that you need.
Who wouldn't be scared of a giant rabbit? Look at the size of those teeth!
I am so glad to hear that Operation Sleep By-Yourself has been accomplished. That is such a huge weight lifted off of your shoulders and you can look forward to bedtime now instead of dreading it. Congrats!
Wow!! What excellent news. So happy everyone is getting some much deserved sleep.
Oh how I love Miss P's beautiful sweater ... have scoured the internet and haven't found it ... yet :)
Um, yeah. I'm totally gonna have nightmares about that rabbit. Tell Poppy I'm with her.
Congrats a million times over on the sleep!!! That has got to feel so, so good after all this time!
Sleep for everyone! Yay!
I see she is still loving her rain boots also...very cute.
Ok, I know that I said that I loved the picture from the other blog with the ice cream tats....BUT I believe that I have a new favorite....THE ONE WITH HER TONGUE STICKING OUT!!!!! Adorable....love it! I swear she gets cuter by the second. Must be all that sleeping!
That bunny kinda scares me too!! Sleep is a GOOD thing!
Congrats on getting this routine under your belt! I wonder what the next challenge will be?...ah...parenthood! It's soooo great!
Congratulations! Sleep alas...
YAY! You're a rockstar! I'm so glad you are all getting some much much needed zzzzz's. YIPPIE!
Congratulations on the sleep achievement - that is huge! And, by the way, Poppy is simply adorable.
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