...with sleeping issues. Yes, this weekend I plan on solving all of them! Avery had been a great sleeper, sleeping all night in her crib on most nights, before teething! Since then, to make a very long story short, it has been rough. Currently, I have started a bad habit. Most nights I rock her to sleep, lay her in the crib and sneak away very quietly. Then, any time between 11pm and 4am she cries. I try rocking her to sleep and it works and then I will rock her a while after that to be sure, but the minute I lay her back in the crib and walk away - before i get back to my bed -she's crying again. After doing that 3 times in a row and looking at the clock knowing that my alarm will go off at 4:45 on the dot either way - I give in to letting her come to bed with me, and Charlie is banished to the twin bed in her room. There has been a night or two where we were both so tired he just stayed, but Avery snuggles right up against him b/c he is a human heater and he gets worried he's going to squish her - yikes! So, as easy as it is, and as much as I love her snuggles, I know it's not the best thing for her or for us. I'm starting my plan to get her to sttn in her crib tonight. Please say a prayer for her and leave me some great advice on how to do this!
In other news, Charlie may have a job opportunity to go back to the company he used to work for - which happens to be where I work as well - as a supervisor. There are so many things to think about with this, that I get overwhelmed and want to stop thinking about it altogether. My main concern is having to put Avery in daycare. I do want her to get some social interaction with other people and babies her age after RSV season either way, but I don't know if putting her in daycare 8 hours a day is really what I was looking for. On the other hand, actually getting to spend time together as a family every night would be great! Please pray that God will give us peace with the right decision, which may also mean taking our house off the market for the time being, and mainly that God's will will be done. I know that prayer changes things. And if ya don't believe me...just feast your eyes on little Avery just one year ago...WOW, the power of prayer!