First of all, I apologize for not responding to any comments…they haven’t been emailed to me and I just checked them on here and, oops.
Just gonna address a few of them on here.
First of all, as far as Eli sleep goes, here’s an update. We did sleep training with Eli in our room so Avery wouldn’t be disturbed. It worked great. We let him cry it out and even on the first night I got a record amount of sleep. Then he got sick and with coughing and fever he didn’t sleep well. Avery didn’t sleep well (also sick). I didn’t sleep well (also sick)…even Shane didn’t sleep well (also sick). After the sickness was over (record short sickness for us! Yay for healthy food!) we had a night or two that were fine and then something else popped up. I don’t know what it is. Probably teething since his gums are swollen on the side of his two teeth as well as upper gums. Anyway, he hasn’t slept in four nights. I let him cry it out in his room with Avery. I sat and comforted Avery who couldn’t sleep through the wails but unfortunately after what seemed like a million years of crying he fell asleep…..for ten minutes. I let him cry it out again. He fell asleep for twenty minutes.
Here’s what I learned from that night and the consecutive three nights. There’s no perfect method with babies. Sure, crying it out works when nothing is wrong but sometimes no amount of exhaustion cancels out pain. He would cry out in his sleep and after a couple minutes of crying it would wake him up. That’s been my last four nights. No amount of crying it out leads to any amount of sleep. Last night we were on the couch.
Anyway, the paci strike is over but let’s be real, he’s never been too into the paci anyway and still isn’t, but at least he’s not acting like it’s poisoned.
I’m living on coffee.
Whatever he’s dealing with at night is also a daytime struggle so fortunately that means it’s not some mysterious night time malady like so many of his maladies (read, GAS). That doesn’t make it easier, but at least it’s less emotional for me.
Still, I’m delirious.
But he’s a cutie and I love him…he means the world to me.
On to other things though.
Breakfast was fan-freaking-tastic.
Avery took a bite and ran around clapping and yelled, ‘that is GOOOOOOD!!!’. Which I thought was cute until the next sentence which was, ‘Mommy, potty!’ which actually means he needs to poo…..
In other news, we bought a couch!
I’m in love. It’s sleek, it’s gray, it’s modern, it’s firm, it’s smaller than our previously broken and slouchy and oversized couch. It fits our room.
Can’t wait to make some nice colorful pillow covers to make it pop!
So today my goal is to organize some outgrown baby stuff. The swing, bassinet, baby bathtub, and tons of clothing are waiting to be dealt with. I’m sick of looking at them, they must be packed away.
Question: What is your goal today?