Friday, December 29, 2006

Name Hope's Baby

That is what television and media as a whole is coming to. It is sad to admit, but I am currently keeping tabs on what is happening in Salem. The Brady's and Horton's have invaded Rt's nap time and I cannot look away. It had been 10 years of living Sami free and life was good, but oh is it so much better now. It's my one luxury, watching one soap while the boy naps. The best part is to watch something else I dvr'd from the night before, then watch Days in a matter of 20 minutes flat.

Oh, ya, the title of this post. You can now name Hope's baby. If you log on to so and so dot com, you can become part of Salem history and name baby Brady. Crazy I tell ya. Right now, Hope and Bo and stuck in a warehouse alongside Patrick, the psycho. Of course, a struggle begin and whoops, her water breaks. Within minutes, and a commercial, Hope is wanting to push. I wish my labor went that fast. I thought I made off with decent time, but withing minutes of the flood gates opening, we have name that baby Brady?

Talking of little ones has made me miss my little baby. Here is one from the archives. 7 weeks


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Next up: Canines!

It's always the same thing, you talk to anyone about how well your kid sleeps, then wham! up twice in the night. At least we knew why he woke up. Pain, Pain and more Pain.

Nothing is worse than a baby of any age to wake in the night for no obvious reason. Or nothing is worse when you go into the baby's room because he/she sounds so beside themselves with fear or whatever, and then they say "hi, mommy!" Ugh, foiled again!! People tell you to wait until they are really crying to go into the room. If they are just fussy, then let them be, they will fall back asleep on their own. What do you do when your kid only goes from silent sleeper to "hey you, get your ars in here and tell me to go back to sleep!!" crying fit??

Rt, for the most part, is a great sleeper. If we do have to go in and tell him to go back to sleep, he does right away. Problem solved. Go back to sleep. Last night was different. We knew Rt was working on his top right canine tooth. He had a red cheek and ear on his right side for a couple days now. That is a sure sign a front tooth is making its way down. Rt woke at 1:30am. Problem was solved by some Motrin, teething tablets and Ambesol. He woke again at 5am. What to do. What to do. 5am is a sketchy time of night. If all the guarantees are not working, one has to make the decision. Am I up for the day or do I want to sleep some more? This being our first night back from "vacation", we opted for more sleep. That sounded something like this, "just bring him in here". So, we did. And we all slept till 7:45am. Yee haw!

Tonight, back to square one. Note to self. Never bring baby into bed again......unless everything else sounds like too much work. :)


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Not that I am counting, but 363 days....

We are now back home and completely exhausted. How did that happen? We got sleep. The kid napped. Was is the never ending company? Am I that far off the mark that staying up till 11:30pm kicks me right in the rear? I am not sure, but hubby is just as pooped. The whole ride home, a whole 1 hour, hubby and I were yawning while Rt went through the alphabet 20 times. He even counted to 10 a couple of times to change it up a bit. Luckily he went right down for a nap and continues to snooze into the 3p.m. hour. I just stuffed a panini from Safeway down my throat and am enjoying the peace and quiet. Well, it's not quiet, quiet. Hubby is watching something from the dark side on tv. Great. A movie on USA sure hits the spot. I really want my hot tamales out of our duffle bag, but the bag is sitting just outside Rt's room and I am not going to do anything to disturb this peace. Maybe I'll head over and join hubby and watch crapola on the tube.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

364 more days till Christmas

Ok, so I know it's December 2006 and am now just starting to keep track of my life via blog, but who cares.

I have been taking care of my 20 month old son and now am able to get a decent amount of sleep on any given holiday. When I say decent, I mean all night long, 7:30p.m. to 7:00a.m. I have high standards, I know, but I know that little boy has it in him. I have seen it before. He slept through the night at 3 months old. It was something about being away from home that changed our luck. Actually, thanksgiving this year in Oklahoma was a success too, but anything before that was a crapshoot. We had been using a port a crib for about 6 months, and he kept banging himself against the metal bars all night waking his little self up. So, we brought back the pack n play and have grown to love that damn thing again. The ticket to success was an egg crate cut into a square placed underneath the crib sheet. And voila! SLEEP! all night long baby.

So, on that lovely note I will sign off. Keeping this short and sweet will make me want to return again tomorrow, or something like that.....

oh ya, here is a picture of my little family......20 months ago.
(It is the only photo I could find on my in laws desktop, so it will have to do.)