Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh, the joys of parenting!

Cowboy put the crib together yesterday afternoon. It looks great! Light-colored wood, with an attached changing table and storage unit (3 doors, 3 shelves). I put Classic Pooh sheets on it, and we're all set.

Except, of course, that Dano has never gone to sleep by himself. At night, he sleeps with Cowboy & me, and during the day he sleeps either while I'm wearing him in a sling or on my lap. Or on Cowboy's lap if it's the weekend.

So we decided to start him out with napping in the crib, and then get him in there at night too. Yeah, um, sounds good in theory, right? This morning he did nap in there for 30 minutes (instead of his usual 60-90 min nap). This afternoon, well, it's 4:22 and he still hasn't napped. And he usually goes to sleep around 1. Right now he's in there crying... I let him cry for 5-10 min, then I go hold his hand and talk to him and calm him down... it's been a long afternoon.

I did manage to unpack a few boxes this morning, though! And wash the dishes! At least that's something.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Heath Ledger, 1979-2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Here it is, the last day of my 2-week stay with my parents while Cowboy is away for training for his new job. And this is my first posting since before I arrived in NC! Guess that means I've had a great visit, huh? And I have -- Dano has been fussed over and spoiled, I've gotten to see Freestargirl and Jewels multiple times, and I've gotten to know my Grandma O. better than ever before. Plus, I'm now a better Pinochle player than ever before, after many games with Mom, Dad, and Grandma in the evenings.

Tomorrow, we fly back to CT and reunite with Cowboy :-)