So it’s 9:33 p.m. and Lola has been asleep, in bed, for an hour now! The night before was such a struggle and I found myself dragging out the pack-n-play to let her “cry it out” since rocking was going south fast. After crying for 15 minutes I got her back out to rock her and 15 minutes later she was asleep. It kills me to have that time such a struggle because I want her to feel relaxed and enjoy drifting off to sleep… I sure do! I think she gets it from Clay. Even when he is exhausted, he still enjoys staying up. Not me- I could fall asleep standing up if need be. Ask Clay. Haha. Well Monday we will be starting a new routine for Lola’s bedtime. I am going to work on moving her in her own room and own bed. Her school teacher suggested I lay down with her in her bed until she falls asleep and hopefully at some point I will no longer need to lay with her. She naps well at school by laying down on a mat and the teacher said she lays real close to her and Lola falls asleep! It’s crazy to think, but I have faith she can learn a new routine here too.
So today school went really good for Lola and her sweet teacher really bragged on her today. She even sent me an e-mail which I was grateful for because I can’t help but wonder what she is like when she is not around me or family. This teacher is the one Lola responded so well to when we went for a visit before school started and she even sat right down in her lap that day! It was a confirmation from God that this was right for her and me. Serious. I prayed for months over it. And I can’t tell you what a peace I have about this school and Lola’s time there.
A note to moms (well everyone I guess). God is not a god of confusion so if you are confused it’s a no go to move forward on whatever it is. I was confused but a peace came over me and I knew I could move forward. Having a peace about your decisions is important.
Okay well I managed to sew something for Stacy’s mom, Brenda, and it turned out good! Yaya! Pretty excited about that! I was a bit nervous to say yes because I wasn’t totally confident I could do it, but I did and it feels good. I just love sewing. Really love it. My parents and grandparents agreed to give me money early so I could buy my sewing machine for Christmas before Christmas :) So I am counting down y’all! Can’t waitttttttttttttttttttttt!
Okay- still got some stuff to do- so I better go be productive while Lola sleeps soundly.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend. :)
P.S.- Journal notes (for Candice too):
Things Lola has down lately that caught me off guard but I oh so loved!
My sewing pins were out and Lola picked them up so carefully as if it was a dying baby bird and brought them slowly to me. I couldn’t believe it when I looked over and decided to let her bring them all the way to me because she was being so careful. Now how did she know to be careful with those? Clay won’t even get near those suckers and Lola is picking them up.
Lola was shirtless coloring and decided to color her tummy and then came and showed me. Now you could tell she thought coloring on herself was a good idea until she did it then she was worried and wanted the color marks off her skin- so I licked my finger to rub the marks off and she immediately licked her finger to (just like I did to the tee) and started rubbing too. Now how funny is that. So smart. And quite the copy-cat.
And third- Lola loves “If you are happy and you know it” song. So she says “clap, CLLLAAAPPPPPPPP” in the car when she wants it on. Because the song says if you are happy and you know it clap your hands. So tonight after her bath she is clapping but yelling something. I couldn’t figure out what she was doing until I realized she was yelling “AMEN!” Hahahahahaha! You know that the song says if you are happy and you know it say AMEN! So she had picked up on that. Then when I went to rock her tonight she kept saying Amen and looking down. Well I realized that at school they say prayers before nap so she must be wanting to do the same now that she knows it’s bedtime, so we did and she smiled so big! She quit saying Amen because we did what she wanted. Isn’t that sweet Lola wanted to pray?? Clay was literally just saying a day ago how we needed to include bedtime prayers and meal prayers in her routine now- that she seemed old enough. Turns out he was exactly right. LOVE.