Yesterday Maisie took her first nap in her crib, Yeah!! When I looked in on her, the sight reminded me of her first nap after we first received her as she was coincidentally wearing the same outfit.
This outfit from one of my secret pals, Kikalee, is the one outfit that every time Maisie wears it, reminds Eammon of China and her first days with us. I really thought that by now, over 4 months later, she would have outgrown it but it's finally fitting her just about perfectly though I still have to diaper pin the pants to the onesie to keep them from sliding down when she walks around. She looks so much bigger than when we first met her, but she's still just a tiny thing.
Sleep, ahhh sleep. It's taken over four months but she's finally doing sooooo much better. Last night was her third night in her crib and while the first two nights were quite rough and long getting her to sleep, last night she went down and was asleep within five minutes!! Getting her down for a nap yesterday was touch and go but then today, five minutes of fussing and she was asleep. Also for the past three nights she's only woken up once each night and within a couple of minutes has put herself back to bed. It's funny because when she was up half the night and really not getting much sleep at all, she wouldn't nap other than maybe a quick 20 minute snooze in the car seat. But now that she's sleeping through the night and getting good rest, she's been napping regularly each day and for a good 1-1.5 hours. My take on her sleep is that she's more secure with us and is able to allow herself to sleep, knowing that we'll be there when she wakes. Whatever the reason may be, I'm just glad that she's finally getting some good sleep and that Mama too is getting some sleep.