Thank you husband. For taking super cute pics and scanning them. Can I get some copies for FB? Thanks.
After yoga on Monday morning and yoga tonight I feel very bendy and very tired! I asked my teacher if there were any poses that they don’t recommend in the 3rd tri because they’re known to shift the baby’s position. I’ve been told by multiple sources that downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is known to help a breech baby move to head-down. So that made me wonder if something like a headstand or handstand would make a head-down baby flip. Nope. Apparently not. If I can still get into a head or hand stand at 40 weeks I might die or shock….
I did, however do this tonight (vashistasana).
But the fullest expression of the pose is this. Oh, yeah, sure. No problem.
Lunch, deep tissue prenatal massage and yummy wine-colored pedicure.
The problem with a child who has, by the skin of his very cute teeth, survived a sleep problem is any regression can take his innocent bystanders, erm parents, into an endless cycle of despair instantly. Thursday night he didn’t wake up once (except at 5:30 to pee, which he hadn’t done in his diaper all night, and he promptly went back to sleep and slept till 7:15. SCORE!). Friday night Matt and I went to The Candlelight Inn for dinner. Delicious, by the way. I still feel full and pleasantly satisfied even now at the wee hours of the morning. We came home. We Wii-ed with my Mom for an hour. We were in bed at 10, asleep by 11. Promptly at 2:00 Jack was awake and screaming. Fun. He finally stopped needing us about 30 minutes ago but it’s 5 freekin 30. I’m too depressed to go back to sleep now. I’m thinking about all the ways we’ll never have a normal life as parents because he can’t sleep like a normal human being. We can’t invite friends over to have dinner and play games and put their kiddo down at our house. Why? Basically any activity after 6pm screws up the whole night. We can’t have house guests. They’re too exciting. Maybe if we had a bigger place and a guest house and we never actually saw them….. We clearly can’t go out to dinner and have someone (who followed the routine to a T, BTW watch him) because that’s just too different. Maybe it’s TV… TV could be the enemy. I mean it’s the new cause of autism, according to non-medical research articles.
Now in his defense, he did bite his tongue, kinda bad today. Maybe that hurts, maybe it’s waking him up. He also had his hand in his mouth most of the day, maybe it’s his teeth. Maybe there’s a pea under his mattress.
It could be anything. And what sucks is we’ll never know what we’ve been doing so HORRIBLY wrong all this time.
And I’m going away. Leaving Matt to maybe solve this problem… or suffer through it. He can handle it, but when I deal with HIGHLY UNDESIRABLE situations such as these my coping mechanism is to exert as much control as is humanly possible. How can I do that from NJ? Frack!
Tonight, Mommy and Daddy have our first date-night, since Sleepgate 2010.
We are VERY excited.
…but, that’s not all!!! (Said in my very best Bob Barker voice).
Tomorrow morning Mommy has to wake up early to get on the road, because GiGi is taking her to a spa. Yes, SPA!!!
Massage? Yes, please!
Pedicure? Yes, please!
Lunch and dinner out with my mom, aunt and cousin? Yes, please!
Sleep in the next morning? Don’t mind if I do….
Fill in your best guess to the following internet abbreviations. No googling/ looking at blogs with term keys allowed!
BRB = be right back
LOL = laughing out loud
DH = dear(darling) husband/damn husband
DD/DS = dear daughter/dear son
KTFU = knocked the eff up
PG = pregnant
EBF = exclusively breast fed
FF = formula fed
BF =breast fed/feed
KWIM = know what I mean?
ITA = I totally agree
KTHXBI = okay, thanks, bye
some have similar meanings or are related in ‘topic’.
I have temporarily enabled comment approval for the next 48 hours to keep you from cheating… not that you’d cheat, I’m sure! GL! (That means: Good Luck!)
The Crivella Family is the winner!!! Congrats, Susan!
I bring you good news on this MLK day 2010! MLK 2006 was the night that Matt proposed. MLK 2007 we were about to buy this house. MLK 2008 was Jack’s ::cough:: Due ::cough:: date. I have no idea what MLK 2009 was, but this year I have some very exciting news:
Jack is officially sleeping better!!!!
We tried everything. We tried sitting/standing in his room till he fell asleep (which mean nap/bedtime was a 45 minute ritual), we tried bribery with treats, we tried time-outs, we tried yelling at him and there may have been a butt-swat thrown in once. All to no avail. Finally for nap on Wednesday I decided rationally explaining to him what was happening.
“Jack, it’s time for nap. Mommy is going to be downstairs. You’re going to be OK. It’s time to lay down and go night-night.”
As I’m explaining ‘the plan’ to him I’m thinking to myself “This is NEVER going to work.” As soon as I was done explaining to him I shut the door. Silence. I went down stairs waiting for him to change his mind and start screaming… silence. I couldn’t believe it.
In all our attempts to get him to go to sleep, treating him like an adult and just explaining to him what ‘the plan’ was never occurred to either of us. We did it for bedtime, and for the midnight wake-ups. And each night was more and more drama-free. He’s still waking up maybe once or twice a night but Matt just goes in and says “It’s time for night-night. Mommy and Daddy are right here, we’re going night-night in our bed, you’re going to lay down and go night-night in your bed.” To which Jack replies “Okay.” And he lays down and Matt leaves and comes back to bed- 3 minutes or less. Every nap and night time since Wednesday has been the same (or maybe even a little better). We really can’t believe it.
I haven’t written anything about it for fear that I might jinx myself. And even still I’m wondering if nap and bedtime today will be as great as it has been… but I think it’s commonly accepted that kids need 3 days to change a habit (where adults need 21) so since we’re on day 5 I’m feeling 90% hopeful that we can expect continued success.
After 5 failed attempts to upload photos from the weekend I’m now giving up.
The tile is down! The marble is sealed; we’ll grout tomorrow and then we’ll reinstall the toilet, vanity and pick up the new vanity top from Lowes and voila, we’ll have a whole new bathroom. The master bath now looks fugly (which is a contractor technical term) in comparison, but that will just keep us motivated to keep working.
Big thanks to GiGi and PaPa for their help this weekend and the use of their oh-so-vital tile saw!
Link is proving to be a big help keeping Jack entertained. We have a few of those cat-toy-on-a-stick toys and Jack just holds the stick and runs around the house, which of course drives the cat nuts- causing the cat to burn some excess energy off and causing Jack to erupt in uncontrollable fits of giggles.
Some updates on #2:
-I’m still not swelling!! I can’t tell you how pleased and proud I am of this fact. At this point last time it was just about Thanksgiving. I was so swollen I couldn’t wear my wedding rings. I couldn’t wear any cute shoes and my feet were in a constant state of cankles.
-My prenatal yoga class is awesome! I saw Marla again this week. She said she’s been feeling YUCK all day and she’s hoping that these early labor signs will hold off till Leora’s Birthday party this weekend! Good Luck, Marla!
-I also learned that I spent the last 2 months of my pregnancy with Jack I tried to ‘help prepare’ my body with different exercises and body positions (i.e. tilted pelvis) well apparently everything I did was closing off my pelvis not opening it as I thought. No wonder he never descended and engaged!
-I’m tired, a lot. Maybe tomorrow a certain husband will let me sleep in and he can be ‘on duty’. ::fingers crossed::