Friday, June 4, 2010

Eating Induced Narcolepsy

I have a laundry list of good habits I would like to instill in Ava before our new bundle of joy arrives in December. One of them is learning how to fall asleep in her crib.

Ava started out being a great sleeper, but something went terribly wrong along the way...Thankfully, she has been sleeping through the night now that she has her own room. However, the two trips out of town to visit family and the move to a new apartment all within the matter of a month was enough to considerably upset her bedtime routine.

So we've been working on it. Stephen and I will stand with her while she tosses and turns until she falls asleep...which is usual a minimum of one hour later. A few times, I've given up because nap time has extended into meal time. And of course, this is what happens next:

Now I understand why our high chair reclines! And here's the groggy wake up shot:

I'm not sure why the high chair is such a comfortable sleeping location for Ava, and I hope that very soon she will be falling asleep in her crib without too much trouble - but for now, I've enjoyed watching her nod off into her sweet potatoes. Ok fine, I panicked the first time it happened. I thought she passed out or something. But now that I know she's still breathing, I think it's pretty much the cutest thing ever. :)

This post is linked to Finer Things Friday. Go visit Amy's blog and see what other fine things people are celebrating this week!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Years Resolutions Update

Soooo it's June - which that means we're officially halfway through 2010. I feel like this is probably a fitting time to sit down and review my New Year's Resolutions. Frankly, the scene is dismal. And that's why I need this public kick in the pants.

1. Read 24 books.

If we're halfway through the year, I should have read, what - 12 books by now? (I know my mommy brain gets a little fuzzy with the numbers sometimes, but I like to think I can still do the basic operations on double digits in my head.) Unfortunately, I'm still on #3. Pathetic. I don't even want to tell you that I listened to one of them on CD.

The good news is that we moved to a 2 bedroom apartment, and our big, comfy chair has found a home in Ava's room. I have been able to sit and read while Ava plays happily in her new babyproof space. I feel confident this number is going to be increasing a little more quickly in the near future.

2. Run a 5k

Hey, I'm pregnant - can I blame my condition for giving up on this goal this year? Ok, fine. I made absolutely no strides toward this goal before I had the bun in the oven.

3. Learn to do something new

Another fail. Haven't made any progress towards this one, except that I think I might be focusing on photography - pun intended!!! Ahahaha! Hahaha! Haha haha aha...ahem.

I'm going to start by actually reading my camera's manual (does that count as one of my books?!) and then start looking for some online resources to continue my education. If you have a good web site, book, or any of your own advice to share, please let me know!! (And I should probably get some lessons from my very talented sister Emily!!)

4. Get dressed. Every day.
This one might be the biggest FAIL in the history of...everything. Why is this so hard for me? I'm going to blame it on being homeschooled :)

I don't even know what I'm going to do to to improve on this one. I'm pregnant again, and my yoga pants are all I can fit into. I don't have a lot of money to spend on new clothes, and I'm terrible at shopping anyway. Maybe I'll dust off the sewing machine?

So there you have it, the public disclosure of my resolution failures. From now on, I plan on giving a monthly blog update in the name of accountability. How are you all doing on your resolutions? Here's to hoping you've had more success than me...