Monday, April 28, 2008
SLEEP- Delaney slept through the night from about 2 months until about 7 weeks ago. Now she wakes up all night long and hates to be put back down. I rock her back to sleep then lay her down and 20 minutes later she is back up again! AARRGG!!! I am getting very frusterated. I am a little afraid to let her "cry it out" because we live in an apartment and she is VERY loud. We are also going to be moving in the next 2 months and I don't want to go through that process twice... So- any suggestions?!
EATING- my (almost 9 month old) daughter HATES solid foods. She loves her baby food but when you put a cheerio or puff or even bread in her mouth she starts to cry. I've tried about 100 times and still no dice- Any suggestions?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
On an unrelated note: this is Delaney's new trick, she crawls to something that she and use to help her stand up... I'm worried that walking's not far behind!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
1 am: In a moment of sleep deprived desperation, mom moves two dogs and one sleeping husband to a far corner of the bed so that Delaney can sleep in bed with her hoping that they will both get some sleep. Angus begins to snore- loudly.
4 am: Mom wakes up as a result of the two fingers Delaney has shoved up her nose. In a sleepy haze mom tries to put Laney back to sleep, an attempt that is foiled several times by fits of mom's coughing (and one time by a binky jumping ship which required a serious search a rescue operation waking up both dogs and sleeping, now cranky, husband)
6 am: Delaney wakes up again. Mom feeds her, gets her dressed and then lets her play. Mom drinks a Dt. Mt. Dew to help clear her vision, regretting that she can't get her caffeine via IV.
8:30 am: Delaney goes down for a nap. Mom (still hacking up a lung) makes tea, gets a blanket, book and settles down for a nap.
8:32 am: Laney wakes up from nap.
10 am: Mom gets Laney to sleep by laying down with her.
Noon: Mom is awaken by Laney trying to pull out her earring, notice the marked improvement of Laney's fine motor skills.
*** Several uneventful hours pass ( punctuated by 3 more Mt Dews, a lot of coughing, and Swede bringing the head of a bunny to the front door)*****
6 pm: Daddy's home!!! Laney decides that tonight she MUST be with her daddy every second.
6:15 pm: Dad has to take a test online, Laney decides that is an unacceptable use of his time and begins to scream- loudly. Dad can't concentrate, closes all doors to the computer room and begins humming to himself. Mom still coughing and trying to distract Delaney.
7:30 pm: Laney takes a bath and prepares for bed. Protests loudly when washcloth is taken away.
8 pm: Daddy comes into say goodnight. Dad and Laney play.
8:03 pm: Daddy leaves, Laney begins screaming and refusing to go to bed
8:39 pm: A frustrated Mom takes Laney to Dad to play. Mom shuts herself in computer room and begins humming to herself.
9:30 pm: Mom tries to put Laney in bed again.
9:31- 10:25 pm: Laney screams out loud, mom screams silently in her head.
10:30 pm: Mom finally turns on Larry King Live (that would put anyone to sleep)
10:45 pm: Laney in bed. Mom now drinking tea with whiskey in it.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
A girl after her mom's heart, reading a book outside in the sun! (okay maybe there's more eating going on here than reading but I like to eat too!)
Here she is checking out the grass, I think this was the first time she's really felt grass, I think she was a little unsure about it at first but then she warmed up and started trying to eat it, of course!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
So as you can see Delaney has gone from trying to crawl to crawling... in just one day! I woke up this morning and she was EVERYWHERE! You turn your back for a minute and she's across the room trying to eat a dog bone. I can see that my days of setting her on the floor to play by herself are over!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Here's Delaney with my mom wearing her uncle Drew's hat. We're at Sellas- my favorite restaurant in Pullman... They serve the BEST calzones, so I consumed about 2000 calories I'm sure! Here's Laney with her uncle Drew in his apartment ( VERY clean for a boys apartment I must say)
And finally, Laney and I in front of the infamous sign that leads into Pullman, I figured she needed a picture there on her first day at WSU so we can compare it with her picture after she graduates! Overall, we had a great day- we visited The Bookie and got cheese at Ferdinands, and reminisced about the old days! GO COUGS!!!