Adeline at 10 Months

by jessicaturner on April 25, 2012

Sticker by Sticky Bellies, Headband by Allora Handmade

Adeline, you are wearing 12-18 month clothing and size 4 diapers. You are 22.6 lbs.

This month you finally started sleeping through the night. We tried for two months to get you to learn to sleep, but our pediatrician said we weren’t being firm enough and that we needed to let you cry longer. (During that time, your brother was sleeping in mommy and daddy’s room since you share a room and your crying would wake him up.)

The first night you cried 90 minutes. Mommy cried too.

The second night you cried for 45 minutes.

The third night you cried for 20 minutes.

Then you went about 10 days of crying 5-10 minutes, but you would always go back to sleep.

Now you are sleeping about 8-4:30/5, then you nurse and go back to sleep til 7-7:30. YAY! Mommy feels like a new woman.

You are not crawling really yet, but you are scooting. You love to sit up and somehow manage to move3-6 feet on your bottom but rotating yourself from side and side and reaching for things. When you are on your stomach, you seem like you want to crawl, but any attempts send you backward and you get frustrated.

You seem to have really discovered toys this past month. We can sit you in front of your toy basket and you are content to pull things out, look at them, suck on them, etc. Your favorite toys are a little hippo piano and plastic easter eggs! You also are always trying to get Elias’s matchbox cars.

You adore Elias and are happiest when he is playing with you.

You are a very good eater and we are starting to introduce table foods to you, though you prefer to be spoon fed. You do like eating puffs and cheese by yourself.

I can’t believe you are going to be one in two months! You are so loved, dear one.

We love you Adeline-girl!

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Amy Tucker April 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Your experience with letting her cry mirrored my own with our little girl. I sat in the next room and cried the whole time she cried, but within 2 days she was sleeping just fine. It was hard at the time, but a little crying for a few day was worth the years of sleep to follow. I am trying to remind myself of that now that she’s almost 3 and fighting bedtime again!


Christina R April 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

What a sweetie! My 12 month old is learning to sleep through the night right now! I had a similar discussion with my pediatrician and had to be more firm! It is so hard!


Elisabeth April 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

What a gorgeous smile! Did you make her headband?

Thanks for this post. We’ve got a lot in common, with a nearly-3-year-old and a 5 month old (named Adele!) in our house, also trying to share the same room.

Okay, and actually, I haven’t begun trying that yet, because we first have to do another round of sleep therapy for our toddler before we can figure out how to go about night-weaning the baby. So the baby’s still in our room. Waking twice a night, on average (on the other hand, our son is learning to put himself to sleep and stay that way all night, and that’s pretty awesome).

So thanks for the witness; I need to believe there’s hope for sleeping, room-sharing kids!


jessicaturner April 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

The headband is by Allora Handmade. And yes, there is hope!


Emily @ The Pilot's Wife April 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I could eat her with a spoon. She is just delicious.


Gina April 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

My daughter never crawled… She scooted. She got really fast at it! She could cross a room before you could turn around! It was pretty funny to watch. :)


Jen L. April 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I really love seeing pictures of Adeline. She always seems so happy. What a gorgeous baby.


jessicaturner April 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Thank you. She is full of life.


Melanie April 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Oh I am so glad she is sleeping through the night for you! It’s so hard. That’s why I kept my son in our room for so long because I didn’t want him to wake the girls, then I had to bunk the girls up in order for him to be alone so they wouldn’t be woken up by his cries. Now our middle one is waking up with nightmares. Always different seasons right?
I hope you get some good sleep now and lots of rest 😉 and she is such a doll!!


jessicaturner April 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

The seasons are hard indeed – but so good, too!


Amanda April 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Hi Jessica,
She is an absolute sweetheart. I love this age–so much personality in such a little body! My second daughter, Elysia, is a couple weeks younger than Adeline, and we are having such fun.
Quick question, if you have time and don’t mind. When Adeline had to cry to sleep, was it at the beginning of the night, or when she woke up in the middle of it? Elysia goes to sleep just fine but wakes up 3.5-4 hours later, and then a couple hours after that, and a couple hours after that…and this weary Mama’s just wondering if a new approach would bring any relief :)


jessicaturner April 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Your Elysia is like my Adeline. Adeline would often fall asleep while nursing and I would put her to bed asleep. Then she would start the cycle of waking up every 2-3 hours crying, wanting to nurse, etc. Our pediatrician (who is amazing!) said to get her to wake up before putting her in bed so she would learn to fall asleep in her bed on her own. She would fuss a little, but not much. Then we let her cry when she woke up. And, our pediatrician said that if she woke up again, let her cry again. Thankfully, the one long cry was it that night. :) She wore herself out I think. I hope that helps!!


Marty April 26, 2012 at 5:44 am

She’s beautiful. What a blessing!


Cait April 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I just found your site through a friend’s referral. Love it! And I have my own sweet Adeline! Our little one is 5 1/2 months. Your little gal is so cute!!


jessicaturner April 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

Thanks for stopping by!


Bree April 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

So precious! I love this recap. Makes me wish I had done more, during Dylan’s first year.


Melinda April 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm

What a cute little girl!!! She is gorgeous. =)

I just discovered your blog, and I love it! We have a LOT in common. My daughter is 11 months old, and my husband and I lived in Nashville for three years, where I worked in marketing and PR for a healthcare organization. Parallel lives, perhaps? Glad to have found your blog… it’s very cute!


jessicaturner April 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yes, very parallel lives! :)


Coby April 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

She is absolutely delicious! Congratulations on having her sleep through the night! Yay!


Lis April 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm

So happy she is sleeping better!


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