Saturday, August 15, 2009

What was that? A full night's sleep?!?!?!

Yes, that's right! After about six weeks of waking at least five times a night, we changed up the bedtime routine a bit and it worked like a charm! I hate to jinx myself by making a big deal about one night, but hey, one full night of sleep is not something to be taken lightly around here! Zoey slept from 8:30pm to 8:00am this morning!! We were in shock and kept waking up checking on her! :) Needless to say, we felt very rested this morning and decided to go for a hike (yes, in 100 degree weather!) at a local park. And because Zoey is still contagious with her roseola rash, we just sort of hung out at home the rest of the day getting things done around here. That included moving Zoey's crib back into her room. We have noticed she sleeps better when we're not in the room, which may be a part of why she is waking so often at night. She had been sleeping in a crib in her foster parent's room in Korea, so that's what we stuck with till now. We'll see how tonight goes, but she already took a nap in her own room with great success! Hoping all the bragging in this post does not come back to bite me in the you know what!!!

On our way to Comanche Trail this morning...everyone was all smiles after a good night's sleep!

We discovered today that Braedan is just slightly too big for this stroller!!!

Nothing like a good hike with an extra 20 lbs on your back!!

And while Zoey napped, the boys went out and washed the car! What else can you do in this heat? (and apparently, the shirt Braedan is wearing has a hole under the arm!)


  1. Sounds like you all had a great day after a great night sleep. So glad she is sleeping for you. I know that helps my days go much better when Asher sleeps!

  2. I can't believe you people went for a hike in August-sleeo or no sleep

  3. I love all his 'thumbs up' pics!

  4. That's awesome!! I bet you feel so refreshed!!!

    Briar slept in a crib at the foot of her foster parent's, bed, too, but was reported to wake up a couple times a night. We think maybe the same thing as Zoey, that Briar sleeps better with no one in the room. The first night home we put her in her crib in her own room and she slept amazingly. Praying that this is the start of a great sleep routine for Zoey and for you!!!

    Also, I love Braedan's thumbs up pictures--too cute!!

  5. That is great news!! Glad it is getting better. We are still working on ours too but we don't see an all nighter but once in a blue moon--so may need your secret!

  6. I just wanted to stop by and tell you your kids are too cute!