January 30, 2009

The girl doesn't sleep

I have the hardest time getting Allison to nap during the day when R works 3rds. We moved her out of the bassinet 2 months ago and refuses to sleep anywhere but our bed now. I have tried the pack n play, the couch, moved the crib downstairs, the swing and even the floor. She'll sleep for maybe 15 minutes after fighting for at least half an hour and then she's up again. I tried laying her down for the second time since Andrew's been napping and am listening to her talking and grunting. I know she's tired. She looks tired and acts tired, but refuses to sleep. Usually, R will wake up in about an hour for lunch and then I send her up to bed with him so she'll nap, but it sucks because I'm not able to get anything done, now, while Andrew's sleeping. It's like I constantly have one attached to me.

We've also been dealing with what I believe to be an ear infection from little mister. He's been acting like his ear was bothering and was running a slight fever. I was going to take him to the doctor wednesday (scheduled for Allison's 6 month appt) but had to cancel because of all the snow. He's better now and acting normal. I do have to go Tuesday and finally have her six month checkup done, over a month late. I did take Andrew to the doctor last week because he had a staph infection sore on his thigh. That was his first appointment since his 12 month checkup. He weighed in at 28 lbs. and I'm guessing little Alli is pushing 25lbs. She's chunky.

Sometimes I take for granted how lucky I am to be stuck at home all day with these two. They always seem to do little things, that make me stop and think about how truly lucky I am to have them. I find myself getting a lot more frustrated with Allison than I did with Andrew at the stage she's at. She will be fussing or trying to get into something and I'll be about to lose it and she'll look up at me, directly in my eyes and just smile that gummy grin that's so big it makes her eyes closed. She just amazes me so much. She has a very determined personality.

Andrew is just so stinkin smart. The other day I was making hamburgers and french fries for dinner and jokingly asked him to get the ketchup out of the fridge. He went to the fridge, pulled on the handle, came to get me to open it for him, then got the ketchup out by himself. I just can't believe his vocabulary. We don't use or say ketchup very often and yet he knew exactly what it was. I can ask him to get me just about anything specific in the house and he'll get it. He's also figured out how to turn the knob on the bathroom door, open the locked kitchen cabinets and how to move things around to climb and get something he can't reach.

He was a little slower developing certain things and I stopped reading "parenting" books when he was about 3 months old because I KNEW he was just where he was supposed to be. I haven't even touched a parenting book with Allison. She's just perfect as well.

Finally, she's asleep. Better get some cleaning done.
Here's my half an hour napper

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