Monthly Archives: October 2012

The 15 feet move.

A few days ago I moved Gideon from the co-sleeper next to our bed to a pack-in-play in another room.  It’s only about 15 feet from where he was before…but I’m having a hard time. I worry that he isn’t breathing, or he’s too cold, or too warm.  In the co-sleeper I could check on him so easily. But he is way too big for the co-sleeper, and now that he can pull himself up I’m worried he can fall out.  It was time.  We moved a rocking chair into that room and now I nurse him during the night in a cold room on a rather uncomfortable chair, instead of him snuggling next to me in my bed.  He is sleeping better though, sleeping 2+ hours straight instead of 1.5.  The first night he slept 5 straight! He hasn’t done that since May, 4 months ago! wow!  Two nights ago we had a hard night.  He woke up a little after 1 and nursed on both sides but wouldn’t go back to sleep.  I rocked and rocked him.  He cried for a few minutes and then I’d rock and rock again.  By after 3 I was so tired I decided to try my bed.  He snuggled right down and went to sleep.  😀  He just needed his mommy close that night, which warmed my heart. 🙂

The old bedroom:


You can see the problem with the co-sleeper:


His new room:


Right now it’s just a big closet that we use for storage.  But we have semi-plans to remodel it into a little nursery.  It would be such a cute little room when finished!  I hope it happens.

A day at the dentist

Poor James had some rather large cavities that needed to be taken care of.  We had to be at the hospital at 6 in the morning, which meant we had to leave our house at 4:45.  Gross!  But it really was the best time for James since he couldn’t have anything to eat or drink after midnight.

This picture is of James and Titus watching TV while we waited for the nurse.



Even though we got there at 6 they didn’t take him away until 7:15.  So Titus pulled both the boys for awhile around in circles.



Gideon charming the nurses while I sit with James:


My poor sweet boy afterwards.



He slept all the way home, and for another couple of hours in his own bed.  He probably thinks it’s all a bad dream.  Getting a crown and a few fillings really isn’t that big of a deal.  But it sure was hard on me.  My heart goes out to all the moms and dads that have really sick kids.  The parents that live in hospitals, and have to go through surgeries all the time with their kids.  I can’t even imagine what that must be like.

My Helpers.

So, it’s tomato season again.  Only this year I have little helpers:


That picture was taken right before James decided to dump his whole bowl of water into the pizza pan.


So then I gave him a butter knife and he tried cutting the tomatoes.  The bowl of water, as you can see, was nicely removed. 🙂


Of course, the blender was the best part.


Gideon, 5 months. 🙂


Almost done with this box! Thankfully my wonderful mother-in-law took pity on me and brought over her powerful blender and got all the rest of the boxes down in one afternoon. 🙂  Now I have a freezer full of healthy tomatoes to make suppers out of this winter. 🙂  I am very blessed!