Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Can't sleep

Have you ever had one of those nights where you just can't fall asleep? Your mind is going and thinking and you just can't turn it off? I've been laying in bed for the past two hours and can't seem to fall asleep, so instead of being left alone with my thoughts (that's never a good thing) I thought I would attempt to update the blog.

Things have been somewhat busy in the Gourley house--I decided to start potty training Morgan. The other day Jason changed a terrible diaper and said to me that we needed to potty train her because her diapers are just terrible. So we bought her some big girl undies and there they sat in her drawer. Finally today I had it and thought now is as good as ever to try so off came the diaper and on goes the undies. Morgan did great today, only one accident! But towards the end of the night she was tired of sitting on the potty so frequently and just cried and whined every time we took her to the potty so we put a pull up on and called it a night. Maybe she will be a breeze to train---I don't think so, she doesn't quite understand that she can hold her pee I think.

As for Grace, she is doing great. She is drinking about 25cc a day, it is a big improvement. I tried some new bottles and she really seems to like Dr. Brown's. She is sleeping a lot better and even has allowed us to set a bedtime with her.

Last night after her bath she cooed for the first time!! I was thrilled and today I even got it on video, I'll post that when I feel like editing and putting it on the computer. Gracie really is a sweetheart, sometimes it is hard for others to see that because she is fussy and irritated most of the time, but those moments where she is content and happy she is just a doll! I can't help but staring at her and think of how much of a miracle she is. To think how remarkable she is to be here living with only half a heart, to have gone through so much and still have so much more to go through. Gracie is truly stronger than anyone I have ever known. Oh how much I love my sweet little baby---in my eyes she will always be perfect, defective heart and all!!


Erica said...

Wow, you are busy. potty training Morgan and Grace. Good luck with the potty training and hopefully you will get more sleep tonight.

Holly Rader said...

It is good to hear from you again. I miss working with you. I need to get your number so that I can call you sometime. Not that you have time to talk on the phone, but just in case. Good luck with the potty-training. Leighton doesn't even want to sit on the potty. So she is doing WONDERFUL compared to him. Good luck with all the appointments and the tubes for Grace. All I can say is that you are stronger than I am. Your girls are blessed to have such a good mother.

Oliver and Megan said...

yay for not sleeping--I hope that doesn't last long. and potty training! Wow! I don't even think that is in my thought range right now. I hope Grace continues to do well. 11 lbs is awesome.
I loved your 8 things blog to be reminded of how much I am impressed by you...falling asleep while praying. You're amazing(even if you are tired..the Lord I'm sure understands that).