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sleeping beautyBig things to share with you today!!  First of all, Jana slept through the night for the first time since November!!  She went to sleep around 11:30 and I had to wake her up at 8:15 to get ready for physical therapy.  I honestly woke up like a new mom, instantly thinking she stopped breathing or something horrible.  But nope, she was peacefully sleeping.  We were surprised because yesterday was a very rough day.  She was extremely tired and grouchy, complaining most of the day.  We honestly went to bed figuring she’d be up all  night.  But last night we gave her a bath and added a little bit of aromatherapy bubble bath.  We figured it was worth a shot, because baths usually don’t make a difference if she sleeps or not.  So I’m not sure if it was the aromatherapy or not!  After her bath she had her normal 1 hour full of hyperness and then some milk.  She crashed right after.  So this Friday we’ll be in San Diego and I plan on purchasing some essential oils to try out.  After doing some research I’ve found that lavender and roman chamomile have both been known to help with sleep issues.  So if any of you readers know any tips on essential oils, please let me know!!

Second big news!  Since Jana has been doing so much better on her army crawling, Betty, her therapist, decided we should start working on crawling on all fours.  Normally when we try Jana face plants almost immediately because she doesn’t move her arms.  She either locks out or just moves them both at the same time.  So to watch her actually do what she needed to do, I was so proud!!  It is just a small step, something that seems so insignificant, but trust me its HUGE!!  It can take up to 6 months for her to master crawling so I know we still have a long way to go.  But its progress!!  Check her out!!

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