Pretty Blue EyesOur baby food jar of the week just happens to be sweet potatoes. Just in time for Thanksgiving! Okay, I planned that as I was picking which jar to try next. :-)
- that I have a wonderful husband that makes me soo happy.
- that sometimes he cooks dinner and cleans up the mess when I have a bad day.
- for my happy and healthy baby girl.
- that she has slept all night since she was 3 weeks old.
- for my family and the unconditional love that they give me.
- that I have family that I trust and they just happen to like to babysit.
- for our puppy Dutch that keeps me warm when Tj is at work.
- that he has a auto feeder, doggy-door and I can ignore him if I so please for days at at time. (I don't, but I could.)
- for 2 beautiful neices and 1 handsome nephew that taught me how to love like I've never felt before.
- that they showed me that a deeper love existed which proved to me that I needed a child of my own.
- for my home.
- for my job and the people I work with.
- that God has provided me with this life that I love oh, so much. I never imagined that life could be this good. I couldn't ask for a better husband, child, home, family, friends, or job. I am truly blessed.
She has also started saying consonants. I've heard Bababa and Dadadada so far. It seems like when it rains it pours. Everything happens at once! I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break and having 4 days off to spend with her. Ask me Sunday though and I bet I'm ready to go back to work. Haha.
It's nice to wake up in the morning, decide to go get pictures taken, be able to walk to the closet, and find several different options without having bought a thing. Thanks Linds! A local vet in town has "pet pictures" every year and I decided to take Dutch and Tylee. With Tj at work, it made for an eventful morning. I feel sorry for people with two children. :-) I got to the vet and got in the backseat of the Jeep to feed Tylee. Dutch jumped between the two front seats and (successfully) tried to get in the back with Tylee and I. During the transition, he managed to scratch the top of Tylee's head and nose. She cried harder then than she did when we got shots. We made it inside and tried to get some pictures. Tylee was all smiles but Dutch wouldn't cooperate. He is an inside dog and isn't used to the cold so was shivering the whole time. I've spent $13 on stupider things than that. I'll try to post one of the pics when we get them back. No need to waste an outfit though!
This week I was a good wife and an even better Mom. I tried to put Tylee in her own bed but gave up after only a few hours. I made dinner all 5 nights. I enjoyed the fall weather and cuddled up in bed with my 3 favorite people: Dutch, Tylee, and Tj. I went to dinner with a few of my favorite people. I even drank a Margarita for the first time in more than a year. But there are a few things I most certainly did not do. Such as...
I did not wake up on Saturday to find 9 cows in my front yard, AGAIN. These cows have not been wandering around our area for 3 weeks now without anyone claiming them. I did not try to get Tj to load them up and take them to the sale barn. That would not be stealing. I do not love living in the country. Exciting things like this do not happen in the country.
I most definately did not leave Tylee in her pajamas all day yesterday. I did not undress her only to take a nap and then put her in her carseat in only her diaper. It was not 40 degrees outside and we did not take my naked daughter to go look for deer. Not Tj and I. Nope, not us.
I did not open Tj's Playboy and read it before he even got home. I would not encourage that kind of smut in our house. I was not more excited today when the Maxim came. It is not my favorite magazine and I do not want Tj to renew it every year. Nope, not me.
Against my better judgement, we tried again last night.
I fed her cereal around 9:00 last night, nursed her at 9:30, and put her to bed awake. I woke up at 12:30am and heard her talking. Our rooms are close enough that I don't have to have a monitor but she has to get pretty noisy before I hear her...which is good. I laid there for probably 10 minutes and listened. I finally got up and went and stuck her binky back in. I guess I should've crawled in the room, reached over the crib, and stuck it in, unseen. That isn't even plausible but at least it would've kept her from seeing me.
No matter how cute her big 'ol smile is between the hours of 6am and 9pm, it isn't too cute at 12am. I went back to bed and listened to her coo for another 10 minutes. I finally got back up and went to stick the binky back in. Low and behold, it was still in her mouth. She was talking around the binky. So...what now? I got her out of her crib and rocked her back to sleep without feeding her.
My first guess as to why she woke up: she lost her binky (which I would've sleepily replaced at her first noise if she was right next to me) and then woke up and wiggled enough to get her arm out of her blanket. If you remember from this post, I'm still swaddling her. She is getting too big though and can wiggle her arms out. Decision: Buy bigger blankets? Or transition her from swaddling?
I laid her down and started her Beethoven Nursery Rhyme's CD again. She was sound asleep...until 1:40am. I heard her talking again and listened as long as I could. I finally got up and fed her, wrapped her back up, and laid her back down...until 2:40am. I know she wasn't hungry, I know she is 100% capable of sleeping through the night, why was she awake?! AGAIN!
Now I'm second guessing this music/sleeping thing. So now what, the CD stops and she wakes up? I am using the DVD player on her TV and there is a repeat option but does she really need it to play over, and over, and over?
So to make an even longer story short, I brought her back to "her bed" in our room and she slept from 2:40am until I woke up her up at 7:20am to put her in her carseat. She slept all the way to town and was waking up as we were pulling up to Grandmas.