Saturday, July 23, 2011

Eliza Lately

Eliza has been through some serious changes the last few weeks. To list a few:
 - Her mother was completely inactive for a month
- Grandma came, which meant a change to her normal schedule and more fun activities outside (so I could rest)
- Her entire nursery was packed, along with her toys and favorite blankets (she was hysterical as her stroller and crib were put into the moving trailer)
- She left the only home she's known
- She rode 800 miles to Washington
- She's now sharing a bedroom with her mom and dad in a new house

And lastly, we tried to take away her bottle. This was our most grievous offense and some parts of me wonder what we were thinking by adding this trauma to everything else. Somehow, we thought Eliza might be able to handle the change once she had an entirely different schedule.

Not so.

We have now created a temporary (hopefully temporary) monster. The past few nights, she has awoken screaming. She often woke up crying when we lived in Provo, but as soon as she had a bottle, she would go back to sleep. She never woke up screaming, though. Frantic for some sort of relief or solution, we tried giving the bottle back; it hasn't work.

Perhaps she is having night terrors? I don't know, but Nathan and I are exhausted and so is Eliza. She hasn't taken any naps during the day and then is awake for 2-3 hours every night screaming. I'm hoping she just needs more time to adjust to her new surroundings. This can't last forever, right?

Other than that small detail, Eliza is super cute and talking more and more. She really has been through so much recently. Who wouldn't be a little traumatized? I can only imagine what will happen to her world when her dad leaves all day for school and two little brothers arrive.

Here are some pictures from this week:

Also, on a completely different tangent, I somehow saved all of my posts instead of actually scheduling them. This explains the multitude of posts that went up today :)


  1. Yay for blog updates! I feel like it's been forever since I've read your blog and sadly I'll admit - I'm a little addicted. I'm so glad that you are feeling a little better and not so sick. Eliza is adorable as always. With all of those changes in her life right now, I'd have trouble sleeping too. Hopefully things will settle down soon and she'll start to adjust. Thanks for the updates, we'll keep praying for you, your family and those sweet little babies.

  2. Oh gosh, she is so cute! I'm sorry about the night screaming. That sounds horrible! I don't know what that's about, but I sure hope it stops soon. Poor girl.


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