Monday, May 19, 2008

10 to 6

Sophie Grace has turned 3 months old this week. She is growing so fast. We checked out the statistics and Sophie is definitely bigger than Addie was at this stage. So funny because Sophie was so much smaller starting out.

Sophie has made another accomplishment this past week also. She is now sleeping from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. straight! The picture above shows the reason why. She has found and started sucking her thumb completely on her own. We tried to prevent it by using pacifiers. I always thought that pacifiers were the way to go b/c you could easily break a child from a paci, well compared to a thumb anyway. You can't take a thumb away from a child!

Anyway, I believe (at this point) that I love that she sucks her thumb. When she wakes up in the middle of the night, she is able to find her thumb easily and put herself back to sleep. With a pacifier that is not so. Mom or Dad would have to go in and put the pacifier back in every time it falls out- until she is at least 7-8 mo. old and can find it herself. The same is true during the day when she is napping or in the car.

I am sure that breaking her of the habit of thumb sucking will not be easy later on. But, right now- we are enjoying the sleep!


pastorwick said...


One-T said...

Great post...i just added your page to mine. You are just as insightful as you were in college. Great to hear you are doing so well...i cant beleive we have baby #2 on the way as well....crazy. you have a beautiful family.....mainly that hubby of yours...wink wink