Happy Monday! Our rainy, rainy weekend had some highs and lows…
High! Samantha took FANTASTIC naps in her crib! I worked so hard to only keep her up an hour and a half after she woke up and then get her swaddled and back in her crib before she got fussy. It worked like a dream and for every nap I just laid her in her bed and walked out and she went right to sleep with little or no fussing at all! Hooray! Naps were all around 2 hours too. She would even wake up here and there and fuss for just a few seconds and then go right back to sleep. Go Baby Mantha!
Low! Nighttime sleeping was as bad as the daytime sleeping was good. I don’t know what kicks in when the sun goes down but she will. not. sleep. at. night. I tried putting her to bed super early – she woke up crying 30 minutes later. We tried rocking and rocking and rocking until she’s dead asleep and then put her in the bed and she immediately starts crying. The only way she’ll sleep lately is if we’re holding her…and that is exhausting for all. Maybe it’s the congestion still? Maybe it’s colic? I don’t know but she’s GOT to start sleeping at night. Oh, baby girl.
High! Maxwell got go to the birthday party of his best bud, Max! and he got cake!
Low! He went with a double ear infection. Ugh. He told me Friday afternoon that his ear really hurt so we had him up to see Dr. Walley first thing Saturday and, sure enough, both ears were infected. Basically it’s leftover from his last ear infection 3 weeks ago – the fluid just never really cleared up and got infected again. He’s now on another antibiotic that’s pretty nasty. Poor buddy.
High! Robert and I got to go out Friday night! There was a 50th Anniversary celebration for the kid’s school and they had a party with silent auction to celebrate. We had a great time and even went out to dinner with a few couples after. It was really nice to have a good meal and some adult conversation.
Low! When we came home, Samantha was wide awake downstairs on the couch with the sitter, Ms. Alice. Yep – see note above about not sleeping at night! Ms. Alice had tried and tried to get her to go to sleep but finally just brought her downstairs to hold her. I can’t blame her because that’s exactly what I did for the rest of the night in my bed – just hold her.
High! I got Garth Brooks tickets for June for me and 4 friends! Woohoo! I’m not a big country music girl but Garth Brooks is different to me. I can’t wait! This was almost a low because, even though I was online right at 10:00, by the time Ticketmaster pulled up tickets, the 7:00 show for Saturday was sold out! I think both Friday and Saturday night shows sold out within 10 minutes. BUT, Garth immediately added a second Saturday night show for 10:30pm and I got tickets to that! That’s pretty late for us old ladies but we’re choosing to look at the bright side – now we can all go out to dinner beforehand! As Robert said, all these late nights up with Samantha have been preparing me for my night out with Garth! ha!
I’m gonna end this post on that high. Because really, even though there are always plenty of lows…the highs always win in the end! 🙂
See you tomorrow!