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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

OK, OK catching up...

My darling, darling son's new fun trick is waking up every two hours throughout the night. 11PM, 1AM, 3, 5... yessir, just like the sweetest little alarm clock you ever did see. He's also learned to grab things and jam them in his mouth. Which is adorable when it's his own foot, or his shirt or blanket. Less adorable when it's my hair or glasses, or the sewing shears Lucy left on the floor.

Lucy (besides being a precocious seamstress) is... Lucy. A little volatile, a lot wonderful. Her Cabbage Patch Baby is her obsession. Baby eat now. Baby ni-night. Baby milk. Where Baby? Baby soap. Baby eat again. She puts Ed's diaper on Baby, then takes it off and wipes Baby's bottom, then pantomimes putting Desitin all over Baby, from bee-bo to be-hind. We have to keep reminding her to use "pretend wipes" and "pretend soap (Desitin)", but she's awfully good about it. At dinner time, Baby sits in Lu's booster seat and gets a plate too. Lucy's lots into the pantomiming: pretending to eat cookies, drink milk, etc. which is very fun to watch and play along.

What else? Oh, we're getting the floor refinished in the living room and hallway today. And Joel's on a Projects Rampage, working late into the night finishing up the basement bathroom and various other jobs we've been putzing on for the last couple of years. He's great, albeit tired. It's been raining for the last 12 hours or so here, and it's cooled off beautifully outside. And... that might be it for now. Happy Wednesday.

4 comments:

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

I LOVE the baby doll thing. That is just too cute. Sounds like maybe Ed's doing a little growth-spurting? Abby's finally sleeping 3.5-4 hours at a stretch fairly consistently. Yay. :)

-Alison
blog.alisonstrobel.com

Meg said...

The kid's done nothing BUT spurt growth since he was about 38-weeks gestation! :) Argh. Especially trying since he HAD BEEN sleeping through the night and then apparently decided it was overrated.

Katers said...

I feel your pain!! We finally got Izzy to sleep through the night at 6mo, and what a difference it makes. Its been 2 weeks, but I cannot imagine getting up again several times a night (which we always did). My sympathys!!

Lisa Anderson said...

Crazy kids. Okay, so you know I have been spoiled with my stay-at-home husband. This weekend - for the very first time since David's been born - I have to be the one to wake up with David. Not bad, except he is waking up an average of four times a night - much like Eddie. Whatever shall we do?