Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Step by Step Guide to Sleep for Baby Ellie

Step 1 - Play happy with Daddy . . .

Step 2 - Get some cutie patooty photos made . . .

Step 3 - Begin to show signs of hunger, like eating fingers. Wait for it, wait for it ...

Step 4 - Throw all out hissy fit with Daddy for not getting bottle fast enough.

Step 5 - Eat and roll eyeballs back into head -- thrash about wildly if bottle accidently falls out of mouth. Hold pacifier in case the bottle is empty you'll have something to suck on.

Step 6 - After a VERY loud burp, sit in bouncy chair with burp cloth and make cutie patooty faces for camera

Step 7 - Begin to rub blanket on your face to soothe yourself. Suck madly on pacifier and eyes close to slits.

Step 7 - Very important step in telling if baby is REALLY asleep -- throw hand out to side or up in the air. Known as the "Statue of Liberty" pose

Step 8 - Beautiful sleeping success!

Sleep for two hours, get up for two hours, begin process again.

Parents should clean house, prepare bottles, do laundry, make phone calls, volunteer at school, put in 8 hours of work, mow the lawn, feed the pets, wash the dishes and get a full 8 hours of sleep during this 2 hour sleep process. *snicker* Yeah, right!!


Mala said...

How peaceful she looks all cozy and asleep! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Hey, at least she's sleeping! She looks so peaceful and sweet home with her forever family!

Terri said...

LOL...such cute pictures. I don't know how you get anything done..I can just picture you sitting there staring at her while she is sleeping. :) It's been so long..and she's finally here..AND she is just a beautiful princess!!
Feel free to post all the pictures you want to!

Anita said...

Awwww....she's beautiful!! Love seeing her sweet face!

Lisa said...

I have read your blog with great interest,excited for you now that you really have Ellie! Thank you for taking the time to make the list of "what to bring" on the trip. We are in the process of adopting from Kyrg... don't know if it will work out as things have slowed some.. but I am very grateful for your blog especially if things work out the way we hope and pray.

Christina Hubbard said...

She is beautiful!! So glad to see you home with Princess Ellie. What a blessing.