Monday, January 12, 2009

Little Milestones

We've hit two little milestones this weekend in the Hipp house- Georgia slept in her "big girl bed" in her big girl room, and Lincoln went 8 hours between feedings at night! Although, both are still works in progress...
We've been slowly setting up a Big Girl Room for Georgia since her brother will need to move into the crib & nursery. We call it "the pink room" since it's, well, very pink. My fault completely. I don't know what's gotten into me- I just want her room to be pink! I have no explanation since I'm usually not a 'pink room' kindof gal. Anyways, I digress...
We waited till company left and our house settled back down to try out the big girl bed, and since this weekend was nice n' quiet for us, we gave it a try. It was a bit of a struggle, but Saturday she napped in her bed! Sunday didn't go so well, and we finally had to put her down in the crib, but today she is again napping in her big girl bed! Granted- it took about an hour of her singing, running laps around the room, jumping on & off the bed, and "discipling" her lamby (hmmm, wonder where she learned that?!) till she finally fell asleep. But asleep she is, in her big girl bed. For those wondering- the "big girl bed" is just a twin mattress on the floor- we figured that would offer less risk of head injuries. And we're just trying naps in there for now, till she gets the hang of it.
And, yes, I did risk it all to sneak in and take of picture!
Lincoln was obviously agreeable to the plan to get Georgia out of the crib, because he went 8 hours for us Saturday night! We were both shocked the next morning when we woke up and saw the clock. We do give some credit for this early achievement to the fact that he's bottle-fed, so we make sure he's good & full before bedtime. (Yes, I am once again pumping & bottle-feeding since my children apparently do not like to nurse.) He only went a bit over 7 hours last night, so our praise may be premature, but we can feel it coming....

And this is just a little bonus picture...
Lincoln sporting a "baby-hawk" after his bath last night!

And Bernie just tries to stay out of the way & enjoy his sunshine!

3 comments:

The deVilleneuves said...

Yay Georgia, on your big girl bed! You'll have to pass along any hints and let Rollins know how fun it is! We miss ya'll!

Shireen said...

Way to go, Georgia Kate!!!

Your mommy is hilarious with all the pink! :) My sister and I lived in PEPTO BISMOL walls AND carpet AND accessories for most of our lives! UGH! I don't think we'll go pink if we ever have a girl...I'm still getting over my childhood years of pink, although it was COMPLETELY our choice as kids! :)

Yay for Lincoln sleeping through the night, too! Yeah, it may be that he'll have to 'settle' into that...some nights not quite 7/8 hours, but, hey, you're getting there!

So, I should say, "Way to go, Mommy & Daddy! Persistence pays off! Now, you can hold us to that with Rhys when he gets here!!

Love to you guys and miss you!

P.S. The sciatic issues are a WHOLE lot better, so I'm much more mobile and happy these days. :) Only one swollen foot and 'cankle'! :) Ha Ha!! I guess if it's not one thing, it's another!

PPS. Please don't hate me since we've/I've not been by to meet Lincoln...these last 3 weeks were so hard to get around and I just wasn't feeling well physically. Poor Russell! He truly deserves a REWARD for not only putting up with me but for helping me get out and stay encouraged. I still want to come see you guys! What about this Saturday mid-morning or afternoon? Or another time...

Anonymous said...

I really don't think the pink is too bad and you can do alot to tone it down by not making everything is her room pink! I didn't know she was sleeping in her bed!!! Is it still working with her being so sick? We need to get out and get soem green stuffto decorate her room - she looks so tiny again in that big bed but I know it will make your life alot easier and it's great that you'll have both kids so close by your bedroom! We saw Logan Waltrip last night as today is his 3 year old bday. Disney lets kids in free on their bday so they're all headed over today for a family outing- hope it's not too cold!! Show me more pics of your pretty room all decorated! Hugs Grammie