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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 11

  • November 11, 2011 11:20 pm

Blessing #11:  The sweetness of a sleeping child.

Thank you to Auntie Mar for the plastic puppy.  You can see that she loves it!

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 10

  • November 10, 2011 10:05 pm

Blessing #10: I have a child who sleeps!

Kira has always been a great sleeper. She slept through the night by 6 weeks old. She took 2 full naps a day, plus slept 10-12 hours at night until she was 2. Even now, a month away from turning 3, she still sleeps 10-11 hours every night and a good 2-3 hour nap every day. She goes to bed almost voluntarily most of the time. Her worst stalling techniques are to occasionally need to brush her teeth or use the bathroom; sometimes she needs a drink or a book for her bed. But after going through these standard items (which takes maybe 5 minutes tops), she is more than happy to stay in bed.

I don’t function on not enough sleep, so having a baby/toddler who doesn’t fight bedtime is probably one of the biggest things I am grateful for.

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 9

  • November 9, 2011 8:44 pm

Because it’s one of those days that I’m having trouble finding blessings…

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 8

  • November 8, 2011 5:35 pm

Blessing #8: I have a toddler who loves to color and draw, and who will spend long periods of time having a lot of fun at her little desk.

Maybe that sounds a little selfish, the whole she entertains herself part. I mean it not because now i don’t have to play with her, but because of how happy it makes me to see her so happy and content. It was always one of those fears with having an only child, that she would always be clingy and never be able to occupy herself without needing me to guide her. Right now, as I watch her coloring away, singing along with the songs that are playing, I know that she is a pretty awesome little girl and I needn’t have worried.

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 7

  • November 7, 2011 8:43 pm

Blessing #7: I have a job that provides me with enough vacation time that I can take a day off now and then simply to spend a little more time focused on Kira.

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