Sleep Training…..

Since this post requires no pictures, i figured I would take a quick step away from our vacation recap to say…….

 

AUBREY IS FINALLY SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!

It only took 16 1/2 months, but she sleeps!

The final straw started on June 16th, I had to work the next day coming back from a month of vacation. Aubrey woke up at about 11:30 wanting to nurse and I fell asleep with her on me. She is getting SOO heavy and so when I woke up at 2 AM with her still on me, my back was KILIING me. I decided enough was enough and I just need to bite the bullet. I put her in her crib, she immediately woke up and screamed for 3 hours. Just in time for me to get up and go to work. Yay!

Monday night 6/17, she woke up twice  throughout the night at about 2 am and 4 am and fussed for about 20 minutes each time and put herself to sleep.

Tuesday 6/18, she woke up at 4 AM and screamed for about an hour and a half. Again, just in time for my alarm to go off. ha!

Wednesday 6/19, she would randomly whimper throughout the night but never fully woke up.

Thursday 6/20, she slept from 8:15PM-6:15 AM, Hallalujah!!

Friday, 8:40-6:20.

Saturday 8:30-7:30!!

Let me tell you, I feel like a new woman! She has recently started going to bed at around 8 and will wake up anywhere between 5-5:45 AM. Don’t know what is up with this, but I’m not up 30 billion times a night and I’m not sleeping flat on my back with dead weight on top of me. I’ll take it!

So, now when I see this…..

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It makes me happy, because I know we’re both getting a good nights sleep.

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Vacation 2013: Huber Winery

Hey Hey! WordPress is deciding to let me upload photos again! Maybe at this rate I’ll finish recapping our vacation before it starts snowing again!

While we were in Indiana we went with Brad’s mom down to a Winery that we both love for the day. Brad introduced it to me years ago and it’s where we got all of the wine for our wedding. It’s not just a winery though, it’s a fun family experience. They have orchards where you can pick your own fruit, a market with homemade breads, cookies, pies, picked fruit as well as a petting zoo, pony rides. The list goes on and on.

We got lucky that morning, we looked on their facebook page and actually saw that they had a Groupon going on. We bought our Groupon and were on our way.

When we got there our first stop was for our Pizza and drinks. Ella, who is ALWAYS up for pizza, was super excited. After lunch we headed over to get our homemade ice cream, I got the blackberry, it was delicious. Outside the ice cream/cheese area they had these little Cows, to say Aubrey was obsessed with them would be an understatement.

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After our ice cream, we headed down to the petting zoo. Ella was a little fearful of the goats still, so no pictures. Ha!

In the petting zoo area there were slides, ride on toys, and a playground.

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There was also, this pig. ha!

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And at the end of the day, Ella got to ride a pony.

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Her face, she’s so excited! Aubrey on the other hand, preferred cement animals that day.

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Such a fun little day trip!

Vacation 2013: Grant’s Farm

So sorry foe the delay! I have been trying to get this post up for 3 weeks but WordPress would not let me upload any photos! None at all!

And now, to top it off, after I got the photos loaded and my post written, when I went to format it deleted all of my text! Do not be surprised if I make a move again sometime in the near future! I am NOT enjoying wordpress!

Anyway!

On Road Trip day 2 back to Indiana, we stopped by Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. Brad used to go there when he was little and thought that if the weather and timing worked out, we should stop by as a nice break from the car for the girls. Well, the timing worked out perfectly and we were there by about 11 am on a perfect, warm, humid, midwest day.

Our first stop was to the Clydesdale Barn to see the Budweiser Clydesdales. They are gorgeous! Aubrey was mesmerized by them and Ella just was not in the mood to take pictures (this is the best face on her out of 6.)

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After our time with the Clydesdales we headed across the street to the tram that would take us in to the park. Both of the girls LOVED this ride and were amazed by some of the animals that were in this part of the park.

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Our first stop once we were in the park was to feed the goats. Ella was SUPER excited about this, until we made the mistake of letting her walk in on her own. These goats know what is coming through those turnstyles and so they SWARM the entrance. Ella FREAKED out. She was not a fan of the goats and boy did it take her a long time to warm up to them.

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Aubrey on the other hand, she loved them! She kept running up to new goats yelling “Doddy, Doddy!” (Doggy) and petting them all. Kid was in heaven. I can see though why Ella didn’t want much to do with them, they were the perfect stereo type goat; trying to eat my hair, our clothes. It was ridiculous.

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In the end, Ella warmed up to them enough to feed them for a bit. After her bottle was empty, she was over the goats.

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So, we headed off to something a little more her speed. The carousel.

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They both loved it and kept asking for more!

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We headed off to look at some shows. Ella would dance to the music and Aubrey would clap for all of the animals.

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And, I got to feed a camel. What can top that?!

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Overall, we had a great time. There was a $12 parking fee, but that was it for admission. We did not go on the official Clydesdale tour as that was OUTRAGEOUSLY priced, but you could walk through the barn area and see the horses on your own. The girls had a blast checking out all of the animals. It was the perfect little escape from driving. If you’re ever in the St. Louis area, you should definitely check this out.