Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Bath Toys

You have several new bath toys since Moo came to visit. The first time we let you play with them you squealed with excitement, grabbed the edge of the tub, stood up, and pooped. Luckily I wasn't in the bath with you, so it was pretty funny. I used this handy new scooper that you are chewing on to fish the offender out. Don't worry-- it was sanitized before I gave it back. I can't wait for you to grow up and read this one.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Story Time

I snuck in a snapped this picture just now of papa reading you a story before bath time. As I am loading it I hear papa cheer "Yay! You counted to twenty!"

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Photos


We had a Halloween party with all your little friends and you were Poo Bear! 

You pooped out while watching football with papa this evening. You had an exciting weekend! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crazy Sleep Problems!

Here is the thing:

Augie has always been a fairly good sleeper. Once he got the hang of sleeping all night at a couple months old, he had no issues. He has and still does wake up several times to eat and snuggle, but this is no big deal since we co-sleep. I feel him fidgeting and he maybe lets out a grunt, so I just nurse him and we both fall asleep in the middle of it. Lately it has become a bit more intense-- especially the past few nights. He will wake up yelling (not crying like he is sad, or babbling like he is happy and awake-- yelling like a bored kid). He yells because he is TICKED OFF that he is awake and I won't get out of bed or engage him. About half the time he will go back to sleep with some resentful nursing, and the other half he just flails, pulls hair, and keeps on with his garble-grunts and yelling. Forrest and I (especially I) have LITERALLY gotten maybe half a nights sleep the past few days. No, I am not misusing "literally". This is really happening all night long. A three hour stretch of solid sleep is a miracle, and this should not be so, as I have a seven month old! Last night I went nuts and put him in his pack'n'play where he just kept yelling and eventually I rocked him in our chair and he finally went back to sleep. 

My question is in several parts:

Did this happen to anyone else abruptly when they previously had a "good sleeper" and what caused it/what did you do? There are so many fields of thought on sleeping, all the way from "Cry it Out" to "Kowtow to Your Baby's Every Tantrum!"   I want to do what works but not scar my kid or myself with too many sad nights.
Secondly, I hear my mom friends and relatives talk about how their older babies/toddlers will just go to bed. Like, they say "okay, it is bed time" and the kid gets into bed or lies down and that is it! How did you get to that point? When did this begin? I feel like Augie is SOOO far from being able to be told to go to bed, as he cannot speak or understand much (any?) English...

I like to get different people's varying opinions so I can decide what seems like it would work best for us. Please, share if you think you can help. If you know me very well, you know I take sleep seriously and I am 'bout to go nuts. I can't IMAGINE getting pregnant again and dealing with this, so I NEED to nip it in the bud. Occasional bad night? Normal. Terrible sleeper all the time? Nu-uh. 

Toy Time!

Today Moo took you to the toy store and got you some new toys! Exciting : )

Wednesday, October 24, 2012





Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grill Setup

Today you helped mama and papa setup the grill and the fire pit by playing quietly in a box for a while
 : -)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Finished Porch: Time To Relax!

Relaxing with the papa on the new porch! He worked SOOO hard to make this for you, Augie. Make sure you always tell your papa how much you love him. 

Augie Wants to Stand So Badly

After trying to stand up and tumbling over for the umpteenth time you began to cry. Mama helped you "stand" by clasping your hands to the wall of you pen, and you were a real happy camper. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oh, Geeze

Today papa came home and gave you a little baby football to play with. He wanted to see if you had any early quarterback potential.  *sigh*

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Our Second Anniversary: A Photo Essay

For our anniversary this year Forrest took us out to a wonderful Italian dinner, and then to Chihuly Nights at the Dallas Arboretum! It was so lovely to look at the exhibit, and even better that it was an Augie-friendly date.


After we had seen all there was to see, we relaxed on a blanket, ate our dessert, and shared a bottle of wine on the grass. 

Best. Date. EVER. We love you, Papa Bear!!