{Virtual} Coffee Date

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that we are attempting to gently help Aiden learn to fall asleep on his own and it’s HARD!  He’s nearly 10 months old and still sleeping like a newborn most nights.  He’s frustrated and we’re frustrated by it, so I feel like it’s my duty to teach him how to soothe himself and fall back asleep.  We hired a sleep consultant and she helped us develop a plan for him.  We are in the room with him, but we cut out the nursing to sleep.  Sleep is such a controversial topic and it’s so hard to know what the right way to do things is.  I’m going to say that this week has been the most stressful week in quite a long time for us between a death in the family, traveling and sleep training.

Why can't this just happen peacefully all the time?
Why can’t this just happen peacefully all the time?

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that we are going to Christmas at my mom’s house in Nebraska and we’re driving there tomorrow.  My sister, Dave and our family will be there.  I’m excited for Christmas, but also a little nervous about the sleep situation.

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I’ve been eating gluten, dairy and egg-free for 47 days (who’s counting) and still going strong.  I actually really like this lifestyle.  I feel like I’m eating better foods and I feel better not eating those foods.  If you would like some extra reading on gluten, here ya go!

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I might miss our Christmas morning tradition though.

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that baby food pouches are the best things ever invented!  Aiden lived on them when we were traveling.  Despite their cost, they are nutritious, convenient and non-messy. Win win and win!

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I really need new running shoes and I think I’m going to try on some Brooks Pure Flows and some Newtons and decide between them.  Both have gotten really good reviews.  I’m so excited to get new running shoes!

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I’m sad for the Christmas season to be over because then it’s no longer acceptable to listen to Christmas music 24-7.  It’s definitely my favorite type of music!

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If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I am so excited for Aiden to open presents and see his stocking.  I know that 10 months is too young to care at all, but I’m still excited for this phase in my life.  I no longer really care about my own gifts and just want to do everything for him to have a good Christmas!  I never understood that about my parents until I became a parent myself.

Questions:

Do you have any advice on helping a baby sleep? 

Can you believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow?

What are you doing this week?

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