Sunday, February 22, 2009

Miss Independence


I am four months old today and I slept in my very own room last night all by myself. I finally had a good night sleep not listening to mommy and daddy snore and fart. Mommy cried most of the night because I was not by her bedside for the first time since I was born. Daddy tried comforting mommy but she still cried. So he gave up and gave her some tissue. Mommy asked daddy to keep checking on me through the night. Mommy was afraid to check in on me because she wanted to take me back to their room and put me in my small bassinet. I usually wake up when I smell mommy's milk so it's good that she didn't come to check in on me. I woke up at 4am and mommy and daddy heard me through the monitor. I went back to sleep after a diaper change and mommy fed me breastmilk. I was still sleeping at until mommy and daddy woke me up at 8am for my morning feed. I would've kept sleeping, I love my room. I also like being able to stretch my arms out. I threw up once last night, I was on a nine consecutive day streak until last night. I hope I don't throw up again. Mommy and daddy want to put my crib in their room tonight. I will try my room one more night and let mommy and daddy know by tommorow if they need to move my crib to their room.

The cross you will see at the end of the video was given to Nayeli by Angel Elli. We had the cross in Nayeli's bed while she was in the ICU and watched over and protected Nayeli while she was in the hospital and we have faith it will continue to do the same as Nayeli grows. We think of Angel Elli everyday.

7 comments:

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

What a happy little girl. I know how you feel about putting them in their own rooms. Kaden still sleeps with us, however once we finished getting our house built we are going to put up his big boy bed. It really makes me nervous and sad that he will be in his own room. I could probably keep him in our bed forever, however I do think about how nice it would be to have the bed to just the two of us.

I am anxious to hear if you ended up moving her crib into your room, I would probably want to do the same thing!!!

Gail said...

Congrats to you both on getting Nyeli into her own crib..I know it is a HUGE step, and Liz, I know your fear..the first time Michael slept through the night, I was convinced he passed away because every night before that, he woke up several times. I made my husband go in and check too. It is very hard to take the "first step", but you have your baby monitor..and although it is hard at first, you will find each day a wee bit easier...keep the faith and stay strong..in the long run, you will be happy you did it..it has to happen some time and waiting too long doesn't make the day it finally comes any easier. She is beautiful and you guys are doing great.Love and continued prayers..Gail

Tracy Meats said...

It sounds like Nayeli had a good night in her own crib! (((HUGS))) Liz, for I know it was a big step for you. Nayeli is such a precious little girl and her room is beautiful. I remember when you posted pics of her nursery before she was born...you did a great job. I hope Nayeli doesn't vomit tonight and has another good night. She is so precious!!

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04

Megan Larson said...

I remember that cross...

Liz, you are doing a great job. It must be so hard to have her in the next room when she's been having the throwing up issues. I hope this week will be better.

Elizabeth said...

This is the beginning Mom - they keep doing these independant things and it does break our hearts but it is also part of being a parent.

She has a beautiful room and you all are not far!

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers through this adjustment!

Fer said...

WTG!

Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

I am glad to hear it's going well with her sleeping in her own room. What a big girl! We also have across from Angel Elli that hung on Carter's crib in the NICU and still hangs in his room.