Monday, August 26, 2013

Night Time Teething

Besides watching the VMAs and feeling a combination of shock, disgust, and sadness, this was our night last night. We've been working hard at getting this little angel to sleep in her co-sleeper, but teething sure makes it hard. Having dad spend so many nights at work makes it even harder.
She was happily asleep by 830 like normal, and then woke up whining, drooling, and chewing on everything. I'm pretty sure the only reason she fell asleep around 11 was sheer exhaustion.

During the day we're a huge fan of razbaby teething pacifiers, wooden teething rings, and we're just delving into the world of amber teething necklaces (which sadly can't be used at night and Colin likes to think of as her magic crystals a la Spencer Pratt). Nothing of course tops chewing on dad's knuckles, but we have yet to find a good night time solution that will allow her to fall asleep. Especially since it's just the two of us a lot of the time so a snuggle with dad while gnawing on his knuckles isn't a good fail safe.
So the question is, what do you use to help a little one with teething, and how many wrongs did you try before you found a right?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

VMA Recap

Can I get some of whatever gives Justin Timberlake all of his energy? And can we all agree that Miley Cyrus is just sad and weird now (Liam. Seriously. Get out now)?
I'm pretty sure with questions like these, and the N'SYNC reunion (however sluggish it may have been) being my favorite part of the show, I'm officially too old to be watching the VMAs.

I'd like to add this to my recap. I concur:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How did I end up with a morning baby?

Anyone who has woken up within a block of me, or come into contact with me within the first half an hour of waking up, knows that getting out of bed is not my specialty.  My darling husband is the exact opposite.  He is up and rearing to go early early no problem.  Combine these two things and you get my daughter: the happiest morning child. 

Before she even opens her eyes she has a giant smile on her face.  From the moment she wakes up she just wants to squeal and smile and wiggle.  It's like she can't even believe that she was chosen to wake up again today, so by golly she's going to celebrate!  It can be so nuts that sometimes she can't even focus on eating (even though I know she's starving), because she's just too darn busy smiling and being happy.  What a great way to start the day!

Want to know where the "me" side comes in? This never starts earlier than 9am, and is usually closer to 10:30am.  My sweet child does love me after all :) And sure, she needs a nap roughly an hour after she wakes up just to recover from all of the excitement, but who cares when you're that happy about just getting to spend the day being a baby!

New goal: Be as excited about life as my three month old.