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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Teaching Grace..

I am not really sure what the right age to start introducing body parts is, but about a week ago I started really trying to teach Grace some of her body parts. I started with two of the easiest ones.. the tummy and the nose, and already, if I say "tummy" or "where's your tummy?" She will pat her tummy! It is so cute! I was going to take a video, but my camera was dead. I will post one as soon as I get it :) We are still working on the nose lol.
Also, Grace knows how to drink through a straw. She was a natural at it. I don't know how she knew to suck, but she just did it, and has been doing it ever since.

And good news.. we have been making proress in her sleeping in her own bed. I really don't mind her sleeping in our bed, but Chris has never liked it (I'm sure you can guess the reasons lol), and now that Grace is getting bigger and getting to where she likes to sprawl out at night it is getting harder for me to sleep because I am so squished, so we came up with a plan. We put her bed in our room (for now), so she can get used to it.. I put her to sleep in it every night and she will usually sleep 4-5 hours straight (she has never been a good sleeper, so this is good for her), and then she wants to get in our bed. But hey, it's a start! I am hoping that she will continue to get used to sleeping in it, and eventually be able to sleep for longer periods of time and not want to get in our bed. Once we have achieved this we are going to move her bed back to her bed room. We have been doing this for about a week now, and it's getting easier every night, so wish us luck!
She just fell asleep in the floor lol, so I am off to put her in HER bed :)

UPDATE: Grace slept through the night last night in her own bed!!!! That is her first time ever sleeping through the night :):):)

3 comments:

  1. We started teaching Sami her body parts around one. She Loved it. Songs really helped. Her favorite was Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.

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  2. Lol I tried that song. She looked at me like I was crazy and walked off.

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  3. Yea my babies learned around then too. Charleigh loves to show everybody her nose!!! She is soooo funny.
    Congrats on moving her to her bed. Mine have slept in their own bed/room since a yr. Well in their own bed for awhile-Charleigh since 4 weeks(she doesnt like being in bed with us) and Kaedyn since like 6 months.

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