Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Our time at home...

Our time at home with Kayleigh has been fun. She has been a really good baby so far and most of the family has been able to see and hold her. Among the many people we having visiting us over the Thanksgiving holiday is her 2-month old cousin Anna. It is great that they are able to get acquainted to one another at such a young age and that they are so close in age. Growing up they can remain close not only because of their family ties but because of their similar ages and most likely, interests.

The only complaint, Kayleigh is confused as the when it is day time and when it is sleepy time. She seems to think that night time is the time she should be the most alert and want to be held and eat. Day time? Apparently it is the time when we all sleep. Most of this derives from her sleep habits when she was still in the womb when she would sleep during the day and be more active at night. Now we are starting the process of getting her onto a better schedule. We are starting to do this by keeping her awake more during the day so when night rolls around she will be tired and actually want to sleep.

Reality is settling in and the thought of being referred to as dad is becoming a bit more normal. It has taken a little getting used to but going from just a teen to a teen father hasn't been as harsh as I had expected it to be.

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1 comment:

Courtney said...

My daughter was always very active at night in utero, so the transition was difficult for her too. Here is something that helped us with the day/night-time switch. If you aren't already, make sure to keep the lights low, the noises soft and yourself and the baby very inactive at night. Even if she wakes up, these visual and auditory cues will help her realize that night time is for rest. Good luck!