Wednesday, April 29, 2009

While Bill and Lulu were camping on Friday night I enjoyed a relaxing evening at home with a glass of wine, a mug of ice cream and Waylon. Total bliss.

On Saturday we saw our favorite local rock star play with his band at the Recovery Lounge. Larry played at our wedding, and we weren't going to miss seeing him...and that he stopped by a few hours before the show to let us know it was happening was even better! We took the kids and Eva had a ball, and Waylon passed out halfway through the evening...which ended at 9:30 for us.

Sunday we lounged around the house after breakfast out and then W and I went to Rock Against Rape, a fundraiser for my agency's sexual assault program. And again he fell asleep right in the middle of loud music.

It was really a great weekend!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

This morning at the diner, two men were lamenting the state of our nation. It's going communist, they said. Then they started lamenting their own lack of benefits, to which they were "entitled." Okay then. It's going communist, but not in the right way I guess.

In other socialist news, the federal government paid for our farm share today. Thanks IRS! And you are welcome for the interest free loan.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where we've been...

We were in Chicago where we visited the giant bean and the Prince lounged on the comfiest hotel bed ever. Now I have a cold. More later, I am sure!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I want an Easter Egg...I want an Easter Egg

Hunting for chocolate eggs this the spitting snow!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Let's Go Fly a Kite

We headed up to Point au Roche today to engage in some optimistic spring activities. The sun was warm, but the wind was cold. Nonetheless, we flew the kite we got in Hatteras a year ago - on the very vacation I found out I was expecting Waylon.

We also skipped some stones at the beach, and then hit McSweeney's for lunch.

None of this made it any warmer, but it sure got La Lou tired out!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Not too complain, but...

Three and a half months, not too soon to be sleeping through the night, but not by any means time to expect it. So I shouldn't complain that Waylon is still waking up numerous times. But I am gonna. Because I am bleary eyed and getting a little depressed and I know it is due to lack 'o sleep.

He falls asleep between 9 and 9:30 after a nice bath and cuddling and nursing. And he sleeps for 3 or 4 hours. We nurse in bed. He wakes me up an hour or two later for seconds. Then he is back to the bassinet til 6 or 6:30. That time between 1 and 2am is tricky. I am too tired to stay awake, but I don't sleep deeply with him at my side. If I put him back in the bassinet he is up again in an hour or 2 anyway.

Now I know we have been lucky lately, in that he goes back to sleep very fast after eating, knock wood!

I know also that I just need to give it time. But I am starting to feel drained.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Look, Mommy! Baby Water is wrapped up in a blanket, just like Baby Jesus."

You would think she spent the morning at church, not bird watching with Daddy.

Other heathen-ish activities for the today:

New York Times reading
Oatmeal Chocolate and Pecan Cookie baking
Homemade BBQ sauce brewing
Brisket slow-cooking
Baby gurgling
Diaper laundering

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A First for Everything

Three years and three months into parenthood and I think I have hit a first: I noticed Waylon looked sleepy so I picked him up and put him in his bassinet. And he fell asleep without a peep. Now, I have heard of this happening with other babies, but never believed it could be so!