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So it is official. Our neighbors have driven us out of our home. We’re moving March 1st. We don’t have a place yet, but do to some violent acts I’d rather not describe, we know we have to leave.

March 1st is roughly one month from my due date.Ā  So IĀ  am going to be uber pregnant and moving with a toddler. Eeek! This also means that I have to start packing up the house again soon. We JUST moved in… well five months ago but still.

Otherwise, life is good. Keagan’s had a fever, poor thing, but he is not showing any other signs of being sick. I am not sure what that’s about, but I hope he gets better soon. Besides being sick, he is doing so well. He’s really into learning his letters. (I obviously decided that it was okay to work with him on them) He asks to “Do letters” all the time. He’s even reading a few words. I know I sound like a loon or else super boastful, but he really is starting to read. I am proud of him, but in awe. Who knew my 21 month old was so smart? (hehe this is probably totally normal and I am just too proud a mama to know better)

We’re doing some co-sleeping again. He goes to bed in his bed and I am too tired to try to convince him to stay there when he wakes up in the middle of the night, so he’s usually doing about three hours in our bed. But we won’t have space for both when Eden gets here. It’s only a full. We hardly fit now. I wish we could all pile in there. I am not sure how to handle that. I don’t want to kick him out of his safe spot, but I am sure going to want the little one right by the breast. I don’t want to have to get out of bed several times a night when I could just roll over and nurse her all cozy in bed. Dang it, people are going to know that I really just practice attachment parenting out of laziness! Kidding….mostly. šŸ™‚

I felted some sweaters to make into soakers, shorties and longies for both kids (cloth diapering stuff for those who don’t know) I just have to get to it. My hubby wants to help too. I find that super cute. šŸ™‚

I haven’t been totally ignoring my sewing by any means. Keagan wore a new pair of pants I made him today. He loves those pants… both pairs I’ve made for him. Probably because they are tie-dyed and colorful. That, and they fit right. He has no butt and most pants fall off of him.Ā  But these I made smaller up top to accommodate his “no butt syndrome.”Ā  One of these days I really will get to posting photos of all this stuff. I’ve done so many fun little projects and I want to share šŸ™‚ When I have some time.

Time. Ugh. I should be using my time to pack all the stuff I just unpacked!
Someone wants to come here and pack for me, right? Pretty please?

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The past month or so, sleep has been hard to come by at my house. My 19 month old son has been tossing and turning all over our small bed (full sized)Ā  and waking up every few hours.Ā  Add to that my quickly expanding baby belly and we were tired and out of space.Ā  So we tried putting Keagan to sleep on his own. It killed me. But he fussed for about one minute (really, one minute!) and then went to sleep. And he slept all night. So for about a week, we have been doing this. He does not even fuss at all anymore, just lays down and snuggles with his blankies. My back feels better, I’m a happier Mama and he is less cranky in the morning.

But I do miss those cuddles.Ā  He’s napping right now and part of me wants to go in there and move him to my bed and take a nap with him just to have that snuggly time.

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My little man is what one might call “high energy” or “spirited.”

Basically, he runs around non-stop. His little mind never stops going. He is always trying to figure things out. He is always inspecting household items, trying to learn new activities and talking away. He hardly ever slows down, let alone comes to a stop. Consequently,he is really hard to get on a schedule. “Raising Your Spirited Child” calls this being “irregular.” I call it a pain in my rear šŸ˜‰ (Let me say, I LOVE my son. I love his personality. I love that he is inquisitive and smart and full of life. I just want to be able to have some idea of when I may be allowed to sleep)

I have been trying to wear the little guy out as much as I can in the daytime. Today, we went down to the park and he played on the swings, then we went for a walk on a nature trail. (a lot of work for tiny little toddler legs!) He totally crashed when we got home. This evening, we went on a walk in the neighborhood, (Keagan was in the stroller this time, but the fresh air and excitement seems to tucker him out) He went to sleep when we got home. I thought maybe I’d figured things out. That maybe, just maybe I had a new system and I could keep him on a healthy sleep schedule.

He woke up a little after ten. It’s not uncommon for him to wake, then go back to sleep after a few minutes of cuddles. But that’s not the case tonight. We’ve tried every trick in the book and Keagan is not sleeping. It is 12:09 and he’s sitting in my lap. I’d love to be in bed. I can’t be. My husband eventually had to kick us out because he has to get up extra early in the am for a meeting and Keagan was saying “dog” and slapping him. Not one of the perks of the family bed šŸ˜‰

So I rocked him. I sang to him. I nursed and nursed and nursed him in a dark room and he just kept slapping me and talking. So after more than an hour in the dark, I brought him out here and I am venting to the internet about the fact that I want to go to bed and my son will never fall into a pattern no matter now hard I try.

It’s a good thing he is so darned cute šŸ™‚ He just hugged my face and gave me a wet, sloppy baby kiss. I love this kid.

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Ten months

Keagan is ten months old today. In two months he’ll be a year old! These ten months have been wonderful. Watching him grow and learn has been so amazing. He’s doing really well, too. He is such a determined little guy! And happy! I love waking up with him next to me and my hubby in our bed every morning and seeing his big smiles! It’s great. He is also getting VERY big! I can not keep up with his clothes because he is growing so quickly! I am going to have to come back and add some photos to this in a little while. He is changing sooo much.

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