Saturday, April 21, 2007

Good Morning, Mommy

Cora is finally sleeping through the night!!! The last few nights she's made it all the way through the night, meaning from 10:30 to 7:00.  I don't know about you other baby mommies out there, but for me this amount of time is really good. 
Part of the credit of her sleeping is due to Zyrtec, I'm sure.  Cora has had crud off and on throughout her young life, leading to ear infection after ear infection, it seems.  This week, we hit ear infection number 4.  And as in the past, it was not obvious to us what was going on.  No ear-pulling from this little chic.  No, instead, on Wednesday night she drank her bedtime bottle and then projectiled it across the loveseat and rug.  I put her to bed and she slept through most of the night, no vomitting.  Thursday morning she ate breakfast and then projectiled it across the dining room.  At that point, we decided to pay a visit to our friend, Doctor Ben, a pediatrician who attended the same elementary school as me in Frankfort.  Anyhoo, Doctor Ben diagnosed Cora with an ear infection and said the vomitting may have been due to the middle ear issue.  She started Amoxycillin right away.  We also started her on Zyrtec since this crud had been going on for quite a while.  Since then she has slept through the night every night and it is a beautiful thing. 
So, to get to the "Good Morning, Mommy" title--this morning Geron and I were up before Cora.  Geron up before Cora is saying a LOT! HA!  I peeked in her room on the way to the restroom to see if any little feet or arms would kick or wave over the bumper of her crib.  Nothing.  I continued on to the restroom.  When I came out, I checked her room again.  A beautiful little face was peeking at me over the rail of the crib as if to say "Good morning, Mommy!"  I told Geron to come quick and look.  We stood in awe at her door, thinking our baby girl had pulled herself up into a sitting position on her own for the first time.  I walked over to the crib.  She was laying on her belly, holding herself up with her hands.  Either way, its the cutest thing I've seen in a long time, possibly ever, and it made for a very good morning.


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Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Awww. Sleeping through the night is a major blessing when you have a baby. I remember those days well.

Love you guys!

Tooz said...

I'm glad Co is feeling better, and I'm telling you one more time, you better lower that mattress! Love you all.

Anonymous said...

I think a picture of her in the crib with that "good morning Mommy" face is warranted here!!!