Monday, January 30, 2006

Recent random musings

Still not feeling entirely creative or interesting what-so-ever, but I'm doing my best! Anyways, what's new? Hmmmm. . .

Last night I was on the phone with my parents. My dad was telling me this really sweet story about how he was in the airport sitting next to a young woman who he thought Iris would look like when she grew to be that age. I thought it was really precious thinking about my dad trying to figure out this girl and imagining Iris's life at that age. I was impressed and very moved that my dad shared this story with me. Sometimes I feel so far removed from them and their life that I often wonder how much they think about their grandchildren, so it's nice to get stories like this.

My favorite thing over the weekend was an amazingly fantastic dinner of Indian food on Saturday night. A friend at work was talking about an Indian restaurant she really liked, and it was all down hill from there. I picked up some take out and we had enough food for several meals, yum! Even Iris ate some, which was the sweetest part of all. Apparently it didn't agree with her tummy too well, because Matt reported that when he was putting her down to sleep for the night she kept farting and then saying "fawt?!" in a concerned voice. I laughed so hard when he told me that! The poor girl :( Maybe we need to hold off on the spicy stuff for a while?

Iris's sleep has been greatly improving. Now most nights it only takes about half an hour to get her to sleep and besides one tossing and turning and sleepy mumble of "nursey booby?" she sleeps the whole night long. Of course, much to my dismay, she hates napping. Today she took a 20 minute nap and wouldn't go back to sleep. Yesterday it was about a 40 minute nap after trying for a good half hour to get her down. I fear she's going to be one of those children who drops their nap really early. I remember reading somewhere that children her age are supposed to get something like 13-13 1/2 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. Not my daughter, she averages 11 1/2 to 12, on good days where naps agree with her. It's so frustrating! I won't complain, however, as I am really loving the night time sleep right now. Heck, even I'm waking up more than she is at night! And she's turned in to a cuddler, which is the sweetest thing of all. She burrows up next to me when we are in bed together. For a while I couldn't wait to stop co-sleeping, it was taking such a toll on me, but now I really love it.

Okay, back to work . . .