Wednesday, June 15, 2011

wednesday morning thoughts

last night as i was laying in bed with my family, dave and i held hands over silas's little (well not so little anymore) body while he softly snored. we whispered about our day and what all i had to do to get ready to leave on thursday for a few days. we discussed his three days of bachelor-hood and how he was going to live off hot dogs and bologna and i got a little nauseous. i flipped into my sleeping position, half on my side half on my stomach propped up by a body pillow, and baby boy was swimming around. dave says it's because he knew he was there with his whole family. sweet.

i have no idea what we will do when the new baby comes in regards to sleeping arrangements. call me a bad parent and question our decision to co-sleep all you want, but we love sleeping as a family. it feels natural and is what a whole big lot of the world does already. the problem is that i have to have a repeat c-section and i'm not sure i want silas squirming around all night while i'm trying to recover from major abdominal surgery. i don't think it would be good for either of us. so we need to figure something out. he HATES the crib and refuses to sleep in it. he'll sleep in the pack and play for a few hours, but not through the night like he does if he sleeps with us. oh well. we'll wing it. that's what we've been doing so far in this crazy thing called parenting.

i'm half-way there. the cook time for this new little guy is already half-way done. i can't even fathom it. i mean, i know i'm pregnant (thank you constant bathroom going and growing belly for reminding me) and that this baby is coming in october. i know that. i know that silas is going to have a little brother. i know lots and lots of things. it just seems so...not real. does that even make sense?

anyway, enough brooding. a LIST!

-i wish i could eat an entire watermelon. not a slice. not a few slices. THE ENTIRE THING!
-dutch is almost a year old. how in the world did that happen?
-i'm helping my dad photograph my cousin's wedding in PA this weekend. i am not looking forward to the long drives. i'll be so swollen my legs will look like an elephant. oh well! should be fun. that wasn't supposed to be sarcastic...if it was.
-silas has this crazy obsession with balls. he will chase a ball around the room forever!
-i'm hungry. all.the.time.
-i have a pile of laundry that needs done. asap.
-i finally found this cute pair of sandals that actually fit around my ankles and have a cute buckle. i'm really wanting to wear them to the wedding, but if i swell up then i won't be able to wear them and it's regular old flip flops for me! is it bad that i'm going to be wearing flip flops to a wedding? i'm pregnant! if they don't like it...why am i even worried. they aren't going to be caring about my footwear! the happy couple have much more on their minds!
-i think that is enough for now!

i hope your day is full of living and loving!


  1. this made me smile. I ahve an idea for you we used a twin day bed as a "crib" in our room up against a wall & our bed was up against it. We did this for years, the kids can sleep sideways leaving lots of room.

  2. I was going to suggest a twin bed too. Except we put the bed in the kid's bedroom instead of our own. You can lay down with him while he falls asleep and then leave to sleep in your own bed. It might take awhile, but it would be an easier way to introduce sleeping alone. I also liked that my little ones could crawl out and come to me when they woke up. (To be honest, that part could be infuriating when they were supposed to be lying still.)We used one of those mesh bedrails that slip under the mattress. (That may not make sense if you've never seen one.) I know Silas is still really small, and our culture dictates that babies sleep in cribs for... I don't know how long..... But Malin was using a twin bed when she was super tiny - around her 1st birthday. Worked for us. Maybe I'm getting overly relaxed in my old age, but I wouldn't think twice about wearing flip-flops to a wedding. Sometimes I sit there smugly comfortable, pitying the women who chose to wear heels. :-)

  3. we were thinking of putting a twin bed in our room, but against a different wall than ours. that way he is still in the room with us, but not in our bed. then after he gets used to the twin bed, we'll switch to his room. but then part of me wants him to just go ahead and be in his room. we'll see.

  4. we put a futon mattress on the floor next to our bed for naps, and to try to transition her to starting to sleep there at night. the pie seems to sleep longer during the day (when i'm not in bed with her) than she does at night without waking, so i'm thinking the mattress may work out for us! she hasn't taken to it at night yet, but we'll keep trying. a twin bed or just a mattress on the floor may work for little silas! i would say start transitioning him before the new baby comes, and start with the mattress right next to your bed and move it slowly to where you want it to be. good luck -and keep us posted on how it's going!