Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sleep sleep sleep . . .

Sleep, the subject on so many parent's minds. I have talked about it alot here already, but it will never cease to just make me totally crazy. Two nights ago something was going on with Eloise. She was just one huge fuss bucket and nothing made her happy. She was also refusing to nurse, which totally threw me off because I had no experience with that before. She finally fell asleep at almost 2:00 am after a few hours of fussiness. Sigh. Of course, last night she fell asleep at about 10:00 pm and didn't even wake up to nurse until almost 6:00 am. She's still asleep and it's after 11:00 am now. I can't wait until the sleeping patterns are at least somewhat more predictable, but nights and days like this are heavenly.

In very, very exciting news, my parents are flying in today from WI. My dad hasn't been here in four years, my mom in two, and they have never been here together or met their newest grandchild. I am so happy I think I just might explode. I really, really love and truly enjoy spending time with my parents. I miss them a great deal and wish we lived closer to them. I keep trying to convince them to move out to WA, but so far, no dice. They love to sail and in WI you can only keep your boat in the water about 3-4 months of the year. I try to sweeten the deal by reminding them they could practically sail year round out here! Sigh. Some day, maybe. We have a busy weekend planned and lots of beer and wine on hand for some fun times. Matt has voluntarily offered to leave work early today so he can come home and help me clean in anticipation of my parent's arrival. He may have just completely redeemed himself in my eyes with this one move alone. I'm actually pretty easy to please when it comes right down to it.

Iris is away at school this morning and I'm still watching Nick Jr. Why is that? My sweet, sweet friend Julia was kind enough to bring Iris to school today for me. I am so eternally grateful for the help as I have yet to figure out how to get Iris, Eloise and I all ready and in the car in time to get her to school in the morning.


  1. Have a great time!

  2. You will eventually figure out a system that works for you! I have 3 and with each new addition there was a transition period that felt like I would never get it together! In a few weeks/months you'll be running out the door like it's a piece of cake.

    What helped me was:
    -I had a friend take Zoe to school so I didn't have to take the others out. We did that for half of the year, then I did carpool duty for her.
    -Secondly, my hubby got people dressed for me in the morning before he left. Even if it was earlier than normally getting dressesd. That way I could focus on me and the baby. It is just so hard getting everyone dressed, shoes, coats, snacks, diaper bag, etc...

    You will figure out a routine that works best for you and your family! Good Luck and have fun with your parents...take lots of pictures!


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