...Oh no. Abby's probably dead. I'm just going to pump and pretend she's alive so that I can enjoy the last ten minutes of life as I know it, thinking I have a beautiful, alive daughter.
Speaking of the nursery...
For those of you that don't know, we are living in Josh's parent's house while they are serving a church education mission in Brazil. They come home in December. So, this was their office before, and it's the perfect size for a little baby room. It's connected to the master, so we've just had her sleep in there since we brought her home. And yes, that is blue carpet :) We love living here.
The crib was a very nice Christmas present from Grandma and Grandpa Debenham. (weird to call my parents that...) Josh used the baby monitor (sitting on the crib) at work as a surveillance camera to let them know when someone came in their office when they didn't have a secretary over the summer months. It's got night vision! So convenient.
I painted a curtain rod lime-green and hung it with ribbon- that way I get to admire her cute clothes all the time :) and use the small space we have.
Josh's uncle spotted our rocking chair at DI, and the green quilt was made by our kind older neighbors- they don't have much, but they do it for everyone that has a baby or serves a mission. They're so generous!
I can't say how often she normally wakes up at night, because there is no "normal". However, she averages only one or two feedings a night lately! Very do-able. A couple of weeks ago I'd been reading a lot about parenting her sleeping habits and I was so confused! One book says you gotta let 'em cry it out, and everywhere you turn I read how you can't spoil your baby, she needs you... I remember my 3 little brothers crying it out and it actually didn't bother me- it made sense, but I just feel like this little life is being molded by me and I want to do it right! I felt like Joseph Smith- so overwhelmed by opinions, and wondered which of them to join? So, I thought of James 1:5- "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him (or her) ask of God." so I said a little prayer and I really felt some peace and direction. I didn't have an angel appear to me, but I felt like this was important to my father in heaven and that this was the right way to go about the sleep issue for me.