Last night was a little rough.  Somebody didn’t want to go to sleep until he’d been cuddled by his Pa, but it took us a bit to figure it out.  When I held Leo he would cry and push away and look toward the door.  When Dave held him he quieted right now.  It was actually pretty cute.   Then this morning Leo woke up with a shriek at 5am.  5am.  Seriously, buddy?  What happened to sleeping til 8am, or even 7:30am?  What the heck is happening right now with your sleep?  (I feel like I ask this question about every 2-3 weeks ever since he was born.  Babies are confusing.)

At 6:30am Dave took Leo out for a run in the jogging stroller and I crashed out on the couch for some more sleep.  Because napping before 8am is totally normal.  As is putting your baby down to sleep in just his diaper.  In March.  Because it’s SUMMERTIME out there.

My one true victory for the day: dinner is already figured out and mostly-made!  I’ve gotten really bad at planning ahead for meals, so more often than not at 4pm I’m left thinking “craaaaap, what are we having for dinner tonight???”  We have stir fry a lot.  Or in the case of last night, salad and plain buttered noodles.  But maybe plain noodles (really, that’s the best I could come up with?!) were enough to kick me into gear, because this morning I busted out the crockpot!

Recipe to come, if it’s as delicious as I think it will be!

What’s kicked you into gear lately? 


6 thoughts on “victory

  1. Poor Leo! So happy you figured out he wanted his dad. I hope he starts sleeping in in the ams again. Well, sleeping later! 🙂

    Ugh. Dinner. I hate planning for it! I like your plain noodles idea. Works for me!

  2. You’re doing awesome with his sleep 🙂 It is hard to understand what they want/need when you can’t understand how they communicate! We still deal with it too…Honestly, we pray 1/2 a dozen times a day for her sleep – most of them she participates in…sometimes the prayers are from our bed…trying to figure out whether to go comfort or let her cry…
    Parenting REALLY changes your life…I never realized how much!

  3. A couple months ago Max went through a 2 week phase where he was waking up between 5 and 5:30 every day chipper and ready to meet the day. Not being a morning person at all, I thought my life had ended.:) It didn’t last though, and I don’t know what brought it on, but it made me ever so grateful for the 7 a.m. wake up time I had previously complained about.:)

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