Thursday, July 15, 2010

Week 20

We're making major progress with our sleep! I think little mans sleep had gotten so bad the past few weeks (months) that anything more then 1 hour is praise worthy. In fact he's been sleeping for 3-5 hour stretches at a time! Woohoo, I can see the light again (that's because my eyelids aren't so heavy.) I have to hand it to Mr. Ferber, Dr. Feber. The man knows what he's talking about. Now when little one wakes between feedings he puts himself back to sleep in a matter of minutes, before it's even time for me to go in and soothe him. Yippee Skipee!

The only problem I'm still having with Ferber is that my little genius has figured out this whole baby monitor deal. He seems to give me the "stink eye" every time he realizes I'm not coming in. He knows all about the baby monitor. He knows that the camera is above his bed, the screen is in mommy and daddies room, and that I can see his every move. He knows to look DIRECTLY into the camera so that he's eye to eye with me. He gives me that look. That "I can't believe your not going to come feed my belly" look, then rolls over back to sleep (he's a side sleeper.) I can't seem to find the Ferber chapter on Guilt Trip by Baby. All is well in the morning though, despite my Ferber fears, my little man still loves me and greets me with a smile every morning. Love.

We also have a Rollin' Nolen these days. He's learned to flip from belly to back and back to belly. He's a man on a mission. As PopPop would sing, "Rollin', Rollin' Nolen, get that doggy rollin'." I think it's only a matter of time before this little doggy is moving, and quickly!

I had another interview for the same position on Wednesday (this makes 3.) I really hope this all works out. I keep arranging my new classroom in my head and then I have to stop myself. It's not yet my classroom. There are 90 other applicants whose classroom it could be. Oh my, oh my, oh please let this be. (enter crossed fingers and prayers.) Until then I'm keeping myself busy making the boy these adorable, made with love, onesies.
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  1. Oh my, Mama, he is just PRECIOUS! But you know that. What a happy looking little man! Congratulations!

    You were featured on This Mama Rocks so I thought I'd pop over and say hi! I really love connecting with other moms so I think I'll follow.

    Love and Laughter! is where I'm currently blogging. :)

  2. Hello! Your boy is so cute! I'm dropping by from This Mama Rocks! That's awesome you are featured there today! Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy This Moma Rocks Day!

    Loving the cutie pie! I am so jealous of the cute BOY onesies you made!! You should sell these!!

    I'll be following! Check out my post for's what you have to look forward to in a few more months! I have a 17 month old.

  4. He is just an adorable redheaded little boy!

  5. Red heads rock! (My boy has red hair.) And, I know there are a lot of opinions out there about sleep methods and some people lay guilt trip on the Ferber stuff, but that's what we did here, and it was completely worth it. I didn't like doing it, but I would do it all over again if I had to. My boy was not a very good sleeper and we put up with it for 9 months. We tried all sorts of stuff. Then we did the Ferber stuff and he sleeps BEAUTIFULLY and consistently. Then, there are times that he is sick or something is wrong - rare - and when he cries out for us, I know that something is wrong and he's not just crying because he wants us. In those cases, I get him and soothe him and bring him to bed with me. As soon as he is better - a night or two - he is back to sleeping just fine in his crib. I feel that has worked so well for us!

  6. Those onesies are adorable! Have you thought about selling them? And I don't know what it is with little boys and wanting to eat at night. I can't get Easton to stop either! He has gotten so much better, but my little girl was not eating in the middle of the night at this time.

  7. Oh my! I love those onesies! So cute! And he's getting so big!

  8. I am in love with his red hair! I don't think I noticed how red it was before but it's unmistakable in those photos! Those onesies are soo fun. I love how easy and personal they are!

  9. I love all of the onesies!!! I am now officially a twitter follower. Please come tweet with me!