Sunday, June 29, 2008

The bottle

Abby loves her bottle, at least that is what she calls it. Until a few months ago I was actually giving her a real bottle, until I found a sippy cup (the tall, skinny, Nuby kind that has the soft top) that she thinks resembles a bottle, so Abby loves to have it and still calls it her bottle. She loves it so much that I was even told by the pediatrician that she was probably getting too much milk per day so now I only try to give it to her at naps and bedtime.
Lately Abby has been waking up around 6:30 a.m. or 7:00 a.m. and crying, sometimes she will go back down and others she won't. If she won't go back down I will go in and I change her bum and every time she says "bottle" because she wants a bottle. So I have been giving in and giving her a bottle when I go in and change her because then she will go back to sleep until 9:30 or 10:00 which I love because I stay up late at nights working and don't mind her sleeping in that late.
Well on Friday night we ran out of milk and I didn't go and get any because I knew I would be going to the store on Sat. I was hoping she would stay asleep and not wake up and want a bottle but that was not the case. She woke up so I went in, changed her bum and she asked for a bottle but I told her she didn't need one and laid her back down to sleep. She cried for a minute but then I assumed she went back to sleep because I didn't hear anything out of her until 45 minutes later when she cried out again and she was mad! She wanted a bottle dang it and would not take "no" for an answer. Luckily I had remembered that I had a Pediasure drink in my pantry from awhile ago so I put that in her bottle and took it in to her. Well when I came into her room she was sitting up in her crib and when she saw the bottle in my hand she clapped her hands and said, "Yeah, you did it, a bottle!" I just started laughing, so I gave the bottle to her and let her finish it because I don't like to give it to her in bed, I made sure she burped and put her back down and said, "night, night" to which she replied, "bye, bye bottle." So apparently she is a wee bit attached to her bottle and we are going to have to break her of it eventually. But I can't believe how much Abby is talking and what she is saying is getting more clear and understandable, not to mention pretty hilarious!

13 comments:

The Cooper's said...

She is so cute Al. At least she drinks milk! Camryn will only have it in her cereal and nothing more. We do need to meet up and go swimming- let me know when you want to and I am there!

The Webber's said...

Al-
So I "Blog Stalked" you and found your cute blog! Your little girl is so adorable! We will have to get together again soon so I can meet her in person! This story is so funny - She must be talking really good. Thanks again for going to breakfast - It was so fun to catch up with you cute girls! We will have to stay in better touch!

Chris, Deb and the Ava Jayne said...

Lately, Ava is the same way. I put her back on the bottle a couple weeks ago, because she was teething so badly, and it seemed to soothe her. Possible bad move. Now, she drinks bottle after bottle of milk, and rarely will eat actual food. I have her next dr. appt on Monday, and am dreading to hear that I've done wrong. It's comforting, however, to know this is a common trend around 18 month olds.

Candace said...

Hello! So I just wanted to let you know that I've started a blog and added you to my list! This is such a great way to keep updates on everyone! Your blog is so cute! Keep in touch!

Natlaie Leavitt said...

How are you? You guys look like you're having fun. You'll be at the 1998 10-year reunion, right? Hopefully we'll see you there, we'll be there. You daughter is so stinkin' cute.

Ashlee said...

Cute story. I'm making Bos use a real cup when we eat meals and he's not liking it. I like your new pic on your blog. You look like a real brothel hoochy showin some skin. Love it

Cami Vogel said...

ALLISON!!!! I finally have a blog. Check us out. Talk to you soon.

Cam

Vance & Heather Hodo said...

Allison!! Long time no see!! How are you? This is Heather Chard Hodo. Your family is darling. Hope all is well. I hope you don't mind me checking out your blog. TTYL Heather.

Cami Vogel said...

Hey friend. Don't worry, I don't have a single "next yard" neigbor yet. (Meaning there are plenty for you to fill into...I'll save your place for you.) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come up. I am always home on Mondays and Thursdays. We would love to see you!!!! I missed you at book club. You better get your butt in gear because I think the next book is going to be book #4 of the Twighlight series (you haven't read the first three have you, I have only read the first one). Anyway, talk to you soon.

Steve and Kim....... said...

allison!!! i so peeked at your blog and hope you dont mind...i saw the link on the LHS blog and had to say hello! i always ask my mom to find out about you when they do dinner groups with your parents, but she always mixes up you and marci. whatever! how are you guys doing?
kimmee

Natlaie Leavitt said...

We were bummed we didn't see you at the reunion. We'll have to visit when we're down next time.

Bart and Ashlee said...

update already!!!

Lindsay Thacker said...

Allison!! Its Lindsay (Blackner) Thacker! Your little family is just so dang cute!! You look so happy! Im glad I found your blog. Hope things are going well for you guys!!! Love ya!