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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Six months

Today, Sophia turned six months old.  To celebrate, she is crying in her crib, trying to go to sleep.  

When Kathleen was born, we marveled about how calm she was, such a good-natured, contented child.  Then she turned six months and woke up.  She wasn't good natured, we realized, she simply wasn't awake long enough to be any kind of nature.  And then the next three months until she had learned to crawl were particularly stressful for both of us.

When Sophia was born, we adored her and loved how happy she was, contented to be held and smiled at.  Now she is six months old and has woken up.  This time, I know what I'm headed for and I'm not looking forward to it.  Sophia has given a wonderful preview in the last week by waking up at 4:30 and intermittently crying until 6:30, not taking naps, waking up to early from naps, crying herself to sleep at night, and crying while left alone for 5 minutes.  Productivity around here has gone through the floor.

I know she'll survive the next three months, but I'll get back to you about me.

4 comments:

Janyece said...

I'll just say a prayer or two for all of you everyday until she hits a year! ;)

Latter-Day Guy said...

Hey, if I woke up at 4:30, I would probably cry too! :)

UnkaDave said...

Actually, that DOES sound like her grandmother!

The Pughs said...

At least your girls are adorable! They look JUST LIKE YOU! I can't get over it! They are mini Ashleys!