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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Small Fry is 4 months old!

Well, it's here, Small Fry will be 4 months on Saturday, and my, how different our life is now. I never in a million years could have guessed what it would be like to have two children vs. one child. At least I have hubby, he is fantastic beyond belief at taking over and helping out in all situations.

Little Small Fry is *this close* to sleeping through the night, which is super exciting - we moved him into his own room about 2 1/2 weeks ago because he was just getting startled too easily in his bassinet that was in our room. But, he was still waking up every few hours to eat and then not going back to bed, so it was a trying time of not getting much, if any, sleep.

But, we've been consistent with the routine, and then last week, my mom suggested trying a little bit of rice cereal before bed, just to pack his tummy full. I finally got to the store to get some cereal (it's like a 2-hour process to get us out the door these days), and the first night he got it, he slept 7 straight hours (a new record by 3 hours!!). The next night was 7 hours again, and then 2 nights of 8 hours each in a row...followed by waking up to eat and then falling back asleep in our bed. It's been great...I don't know if it's definitely the cereal, but it's nice to be getting a longer stretch of sleep at night...I really missed the sleep.

Well, my sister (the out-of-state one) is coming to visit with her two kids this weekend and I'm so excited. I haven't seen her since last summer, and she's got a son 6-months older than our big Monkey and a daughter just 3 weeks older than Small Fry.

Oh yah, and one more thing I'm currently freaking out about - our Monkey is going to pre-school starting on Monday. He's going to have an absolute BLAST and I'm soooo sad...I told hubby that it's now just a matter of time before he's in high-school, has a drivers' license and is dating girls. It's like I'm done having a little kid. (Okay, my rational brain knows it's not that bad, but my mama brain is very, very sad to see her kiddo growing up). I'll have to post about the big day next week :)

Open wide, Small Fry!


He looks unsure, but he was a happy camper!


Hubby and the Monkey enjoying the picnic at the zoo!

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