Sleep Training

We decided to finally start sleep training Lucy. She sleeps *really* well, usually around 10 hours a night, but recently she won’t nap unless I’m holding her.

I admit, it’s my fault. I got her used to falling asleep while I hold her. But, she’s just so snuggly that I love cuddling with her. And usually, it was never a problem to put her down in her crib after she fell asleep. She would just keep on snoozin’. Lately? Not so much. The minute I move, she wakes up.

So, on Friday, we decided we would start putting her down in her crib when she got tired and let her cry it out. We started with bed time. I’ve had friends tell me their babies cried for several hours the first night, so we were prepared for the worst.

She cried for 19 minutes. She stopped for 3-minute stretches after that with some sniffles in between. She was out cold in 30 minutes. Seriously?? Thirty minutes??

The next night, it took three minutes with only one minute of actual crying.

Today, we branched out and started putting her down in her crib at nap time. For her morning nap, she was asleep after 24 minutes. The time was much shorter with each subsequent nap with this most recent one taking her only a couple of minutes before she was quiet.

It seems to have been an easy transition. I’ll take it!

Simply Go-Gurt Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Simply Go-Gurt prize pack is….

……#4 — Denise!

Congrats! I will be sending you an email to get your information.

Wal-Mart Gift Card Winner

The winner of the Wal-Mart gift card is….

……#27 — Jennifer!

Congrats! I will be sending you an email to get your information. Thanks everyone for entering, and I have two more giveaways coming up soon!

Wordless Wednesday: One-legged Baby

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Wal-Mart $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Schools are back in session, and there are always so many ways to support not only your child’s education but the education of other children as well. One way to do this is through the Box Tops for Education program. Until August 31, you can go to Wal-Mart, find four Box Tops on participating General Mills items and earn money for your participating school. You can help your favorite school by doing your regular grocery shopping!

What you win:
A $25 Wal-Mart gift card so you can purchase your favorite General Mills Box Top items.

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me what back to school item you’ll be buying from Wal-Mart this year or, if you don’t have kids, what your favorite General Mills product is.
2. The giveaway ends at 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 18.
3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond.

Extra entries:
1. Write a blog post about this giveaway and link back to it — 5 entries
2. Tweet about this giveaway (this can be done twice a day) — Win a $25 Wal-Mart gift card from @cadifi http://tinyurl.com/263btrc (please leave either your twitter ID or the url of your tweet in your comment) — 1 entry per tweet
3. Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs and Top Baby Blogs. You can vote for each once a day. — up to 2 entries a day. You can also vote by clicking the buttons on my side bar.

Pleave one comment per entry, i.e., five comments for a blog post, one comment per vote. Remember to come back every day and enter to increase your chance of winning!

This giveaway is sponsored by General Mills and MyBlogSpark, who provided the information for this post as well as a two Wal-Mart gift cards, one for me and one to give away.

Simply Go-Gurt Back to School Giveaway!

Joe and I love yogurt, but we’ve always bought the cups. Recently, I was given a chance to review Yoplait Go-Gurt and let me tell you, the tubes of yogurt are so convenient to take to work! All you do is put the Go-Gurt in your freezer at night, and it will stay cold on its own in your child’s lunch box or in your lunch for work.

One of you will win a coupon for a free box of Yoplait Go-Gurt* and a Back to School prize pack that includes a lunch bag, mini water bottle, sandwich keeper, cool breeze pen fan, and some other fun school supplies.

What you win:
A coupon for a free box of Yoplait Go-Gurt and a Back to School prize pack.

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling which day of the week you’re most on the run and why.
2. The giveaway ends at 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 18.
3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond.

Extra entries:
1. Write a blog post about this giveaway and link back to it — 5 entries
2. Tweet about this giveaway (this can be done twice a day) — Win a box of Yoplait Go-Gurt and a Back to School pack from @cadifi http://tinyurl.com/23tw5jx (please leave either your twitter ID or the url of your tweet in your comment) — 1 entry per tweet
3. Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs and Top Baby Blogs. You can vote for each once a day. — up to 2 entries a day. You can also vote by clicking the buttons on my side bar.

Pleave one comment per entry, i.e., five comments for a blog post, one comment per vote. Remember to come back every day and enter to increase your chance of winning!

You can also print off a coupon for $0.85 off a box of Go-Gurt at http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/b4ce/.

*Free coupon not valid in California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.

This giveaway is sponsored by Yoplait and MyBlogSpark. I was given a coupon for a free box of Go-Gurt and a Back to School prize pack for writing this review.