Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Phew - Easier Than I Thought

Tonight was the first night I put Gabriella to bed without giving her a bottle. She's never really been one that used the bottle to soothe or comfort and hasn't needed a bottle in the middle of the night since we came home, but I still wondered how she would react to just going to bed without that routine. She did let me read most of a short book before she was clamoring to get off of my lap. Will she EVER enjoy just sitting in my lap?????? Sigh... I then turned down the lights, held her standing for a minute and and put her in her crib as usual and she was fine.

Enjoy some pictures from today:

I guess climbing on a book is a start!



Not sure what this face is about!





I love her wispy hair in this one.

17 comments:

The McKenzie Crew said...

That child is beautiful:)

Julia:)

Lisa said...

Her hair is getting long! She is so beautiful!

Natalie said...

You are SO lucky! How wonderful that she went to bed so easily:)

I love her wispy hair too!

Bekah said...

I love that last picture of the sun shining through her wispy hair!! SO adorable.

Mackenzie's Forever Family said...

WOW! Good job sweet girl. Going to bed without a bottle is a big step. So proud of you.

Megan

Anonymous said...

G, I love the pic of you in your laundry basket w/ the sun shining through the window!

Miss ya - your Mom and Dad too. Just think...last week this time we were all together. I think you should pack your bags and toss your parents in the Hooptie and come up and see Maggie Mae (my cat) and me! Who knows, maybe Mark would even take us out in the boat :-) I think tubing would be your thing!

Love ya bunches!
XXX,
Auntie S
P.S. Have a wonderful B'day party this weekend. Remember, wear something w/ pockets so that you can store some cake for later. Shhhhh don't let Mom know :-)

Anonymous said...

What sweet wispies and such a cutie!
SBP

ginger said...

Glad the bed thing is going good. Her hair is getting sooo long and beautiful!!!

Well-heeled mom said...

Oh, that's great. The Boy loved his bedtime bottle, and I loved that time with him even more. It was harder on me than it was on him for the most part.

Kim said...

I just love her looks!! So cute!

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

What a gorgeous sweetie pie!
I am impressed with the bottle thing. Is she taking bottles during the day? I probably have missed posts...sorry if you've already talked about it!stephanie

Corey said...

She is so cute!!! We got new toys cme over and play again!

Crystal said...

Alleen--you are amazing --how did you do that?--I think you should write a book and tell us how you got her to fall asleep on her own like that --that is amazing!!! You really should win mom of the year for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)--Any tips?

nikki said...

What a big girl, not needing her bottel.
I love the faces she is making. Sooo cute.

MMrussianadoption said...

I am telling you, you have the most precious girl in blogland. (of course with now the exception of SuperDuper Olivia)

Holly G. said...

I guess when you have a little divas like us, you tend to get all riled up and expect the worse. And that's when they decide to be good:)

Carrie said...

You are very lucky. I don't think Savannah will give up the night bottle until she is 10. Ha Ha! She does use it as a soothing mechanism.

Savannah still will not take milk or give up the formula or the bottle. Very much a baby still.

She look so pretty and peaceful in the white dress and yes I agree with you that it is fun to take out and try the new size clothes, but sad to put others away.