We decided to let Madison have the daybed we bought for Riley's room. We originally bought it for me to sleep in while Riley was getting up every few hours. She started sleeping through the night around 2 months and kept going back and forth between waking every few hours and sleeping all night. She's been back sleeping all night for quite some time now so we figured it was a good time to let Madison have it. We knew once I was done with it, we would pass it along to Madison for her first real bed.
Madison didn't do great with nap time that day in the new bed. She cried for a bit and I finally laid with her to go to sleep. She did great that night going to bed and has done great ever since. She's sleeping later in the mornings and napping longer. She's waking up in a better mood and loves laying on her bed when we are in her room. That daybed is so comfortable! I always slept so good in it when I used it.
What her room looks like now
We took down the tree and spread out the flowers, hearts and birds above the bed.
The white chair is now behind her door where her toy box was.
We kept the comforter from Riley's room since it matched and Madison really likes it.
Riley's room before.
I don't have an after picture. We moved the glider to the corner, the toy box from Madison's room is on the left of the room beside her closet. I put all of her small toys in it. Moved her book shelf to the living room and her books are now in a tote beside her crib. I also put a table toy beside her glider. Make sense? Ha!
I am way past due on writing this blog... With crazy napping schedules and hectic days, there isn't much computer time lately.
We went to Edisto Island, SC September 7-14. We left the day after Madison's birthday/party and were there during our 8 year wedding anniversary! Riley also turned 8 months while we were there. It was a good time frame to go.
Madison wasn't crazy about the beach and the sand. She did love the pool though! On the first day she wore a life jacket swim suit and felt very comfortable in it. She would just float around the pool all by herself(with us nearby, of course). So the next day, we just let her use swimmies and a regular swim suit and she did the same thing. She would jump off the side and go underwater. She only got water in her mouth a couple of times. She's a natural swimmer like her Daddy! We had a nice time!
Here are a ton of pics from our trip!
She was so independent!
Tram ride to the pool!
Alan took Madison to the beach alone a few times so I spent some time resting with Riley.
The first day out at the beach in the tent.
On a walk and she had to splash in all the puddles
Starting crawling.. Scooting is more like it. She can get to where she wants, whatever you call it!
-wearing 9 months and some 12 months clothes. Size 3 diapers and size 4 at night.
-Sleeps all night from 7pm-7:30am
-Naps every 1.5/2 hours for 1-2 hours. (napping 30 minutes this week. Booooo)
-Says "mamama, byebyebye, dadadada and babababa". If she's eating and wants more, she says "mamama"
-Hasn't had a food she doesn't like. Eats like an adult, really.
-drinks from straw cup great
-had first beach trip
Tram ride to the pool on vacation
Enjoying quiet time together while Alan took Madison to the beach
Hanging by the pool with Daddy
Attempting a nap on the beach
I think Alan was running from that ginormous mosquito at his back.
How Riley rides most of the time so she can see Madison
Riley really is such a happy baby. She smiles constantly and at everyone she sees. She only cries when she's tired or hungry and that really is it. She loves Madison so much. She is a Mama's girl for right now. She's so laid back and likes to play on her own a lot. We love you, Riley!