I’ve been so scared to say anything the last week because I feel like every time I do, I jinx it & then everything goes crazy. Presley is doing amazing. After 2 semi-rough days of sleep training, Presley has been sleeping through the night. She has been sleeping from around 8pm to 7am – 7 out of the last 9 nights. She occasionally wakes up, but puts herself back to sleep after crying 2-3 minutes. Its so refreshing putting her to sleep, knowing that I can be productive for a few hours & then get a good nights rest. I keep telling myself, ‘maybe this is it!’ – Maybe she really is past her sleep issues, maybe we know we can put her to sleep & have the night to ourselves. Maybe this is it. Maybe 18 months was the golden age. She’s sleeping better, so she’s happier during the day. She’s taking only 1 nap so she goes to bed quick & early. It’s just all working out perfectly. I don’t want to blink.
This last weekend, our rental home got hardwood flooring & we decided to spend the weekend in Newport to get out of the house so the work could be done. I am so thankful that Presley is older & easier to travel with. She only threw a few small fits & the 6 hour drive, only turned out to be about 7 hours start to finish. She watched movies on the iPad, played games & even took a small nap. It was heavenly being able to be in the car for that long, with no huge tantrums or stressing about her throwing up from screaming so much.
I just don’t like babies. They are hard. They cry too much. I’m all for the Toddler.
And check out this devilish grin. Oh how I love this big girl.
So, confession. I eat every single second during a road trip. We stop to use a restroom, or get a meal & I HAVE to get more food or a drink from the gas station. It’s just sort of my thing. I’m a road trip constant snacker. I’m using the excuse that I have to constantly eat to stay awake because car rides also make me soooo tired. I’m like a baby in the car, after 15 minutes of driving, I’m ready for bed. (And by babies, I mean, every baby BUT my baby – the car rarely put her to sleep).
Anyways – as soon as we got to Newport and unloaded our packed car (traveling with a kid for the weekend = a full car) at Kari’s house, we changed into warm clothes & headed to the beach! We were there every single day this weekend!
I am so excited to be home & to get our house put back together (we had to move everything out of the living room into the kitchen) over the next few days. And even more excited to share some fun pictures from our mini-vacation to Newport.
Anybody catch the Bachelorette finale last night? I only saw bits & pieces – but I’m going to Hulu that crap tonight! Happy Tuesday y’all!