Tuesday, March 15, 2011
have i posted this? olive's preschool photo. it's pretty darling, right? little girls in pigtails kill me. olive has been experiencing a lot of growing pains in the last few months. the worst of it is over but from late December to early February she had them almost every day/night. it was so pitiful to watch her cry and she found no relief from anything but pain medicine. i measured the kids the week after we moved here and less than a month later olive had grown almost an entire inch. IN LESS THAN A MONTH. this photo was taken in early fall and i can see a noticeable difference in her height and transition into being more child-like.
we are working on some sleep issues with her. she is naturally defiant, shocking news i know! but particularly at night time she wanders around upstairs and "has to tell us something" every few minutes. a small part of it is that she wants to be with us but in general i think she just doesn't settle down well on her own. but on the flip side who has the time and energy to coddle an almost 4 yr old to sleep every night? no one here i know that. so this week we've started her back on doses of melatonin and of course it's working like a charm. this happens a few times per year and gradually we can wean her back onto sleeping without it.