Archive for December, 2008

Maeby: she’ll sleep through the night

Every night she’d wake up at least once. Sometimes twice. On really bad nights, three or even four times she was up screaming her head off. We couldn’t figure out what it was that was waking her up all the time. She should be sleeping through the night, right?

Is she not eating enough at night? Let’s feed her more. Is she cold? Let’s put the warmest pj she has on her. Maybe it’s too quiet. We’ll put some soft music on.

Nothing worked and well after she should be sleeping through the night, she still woke up every few hours like a newborn. It was freaking us out but we didn’t have the insurance to take her to see a doctor.

She’s had a really bad skin problem the past six months or so. We’re not sure if it’s due to allergies or exzema. We covered her in moisturizer many times a day and then at night at bedtime. Just last week it looked like it was really clearing up. This week it is almost completely gone, and if it weren’t for a few light scars from all the scratching she had done when it got really bad, you might not even noticed she had anything at all.

The best part is that she’s slept through the night four nights in a row. Let’s just hope that I don’t jinx it by publishing this blog. We’d all really like to get some good nights’ sleep from now on.

At least until the scary dreams start.


Helping make pumpkin cheesecake

For Thanksgiving we had to have some pumpkin cheesecake. Had to! It was so simple to make, I had Niki help me with the entire process. First we started with the crust.

She broke them first and stuck them in the bag.

Then she pounded and crushed them to itty bitty pieces.

I melted the butter, poured in the sugar, and mixed it up. She spread it out (at least most of it).

She couldn’t resist licking the sweet buttery spoon.

I threw together the ingredients for the filling and started mixing. She helped by holding the bowl.

She scooped the filling onto the crust and leveled it out.

Baked and chilled. Daddy said it was the best one yet.


Maeby she can color


At just over two years old, she’s trying to color. I think she’s doing pretty good.