Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Wanna House?



Today we had two house showings. Now we just need to see some money, people. Come on, now.


Yesterday morning I went and crawled into Gabriel's toddler bed with him when he woke up and did his "Mommy, Mommy! Where's my Mommy?!" routine that he does in the morning. I just had to laugh, because the expression on his face was so dumbfounded when I laid down beside him; he kind of reared back and just stared at me in sheer disbelief. His Mommy had never been in bed beside him before!! Then we had to read a book. While I was there, and all. :)


There are some words that I persist in repeating so Gabe keeps using them. When I point to a picture of a pig I say "Piggie." And Gabe says, "Piggie" with his cute little voice. I also talk about things being "warm and cozy", just to hear him talk about "cozy" socks. I have to seriously hold myself back from saying "Do you want another one book?", since that is how he talks - "Can I have another one pac-ey?", and I think it's adorable and I don't want it to stop. :)


On the topic of crying babies. I think I have figured out a routine that works for me. Today, I have laid Israel down awake for every nap. I wait until he is literally right on the edge of sleep, eyelids drooping shut, usually after I have nursed him, and then I lay him down at the head of the crib. Which wakes him back up, but that's fine. I'm fine laying him down as long as I know that he is ready to go to sleep. Before, I felt like I was guessing when he was ready, and I hated the thought that I might have been laying him down before he was ready. Then I go in and check on him and pat him every 3-5 minutes, and each time, I pull him down a few inches, so he doesn't have to fall asleep in a pile of crying drool.

He's cried about an average of 10-15 minutes, but it has just not bothered me like it did, since I know for sure that he is ready, and I know I can go give him some pats and kisses, and I know that he isn't having to fall asleep in a pile of wetness. So I'm feeling much better about that. He had 2 45-minute naps today, and then had to be awakened from his evening one since we had to leave for the evening showing, but he was a happy buddy anyways.

I fed him more food today, and he did much better with his rage management issues. :) He is swallowing well, and would quite happily down about 3 jars of food, no questions asked, if Mommy participated in such a gorge-fest. I gave him a bottle of water this evening, and he thought that was pretty nifty, too. My kid is just pretty much pro anything food related. :) As one can tell...


Anonymous said...

Wow, look at your house all sparkling clean! Impressive. Bet it's hard to keep it that way between showings! That would be so annoying for me! I guess you heard about Martin and Sylvia's baby, Elliot? My first nephew! Candice

Cottonista said...

Wow, what a cute little house. You have it looking great! Who wouldn't want to buy it? I have always loved your pumpkin color in the front entry/dining area. I copied it at our old house in our front hallway, hope ya don't mind.

Carrie said...

Candice - Yes, enjoy it in pictures, cause it ain't always quite that purty. I hadn't heard! Yay!

Thanks Joyce! I like to start fads of sort... :) After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...(I'm taking it personally...strut strut strut)