He eventually fell asleep, woke up and nursed around 3 a.m., and then slept the rest of the night (morning) in his crib.
It's funny how different our perspectives are. Ryan woke up this morning thinking it was a victory, ready to take on Night #2, while I awoke feeling down about how long he cried and the 3 a.m. acrobatic nursing session.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do tonight. Thank you all so much for your advice. I'm taking each and every comment to heart and figuring out our next move. I am keeping him to two shorter naps today, so we'll see how that goes.
I haven't talked a lot about Clara in a while, and since so much has changed I think she needs an update.
Let's just say that sometimes I wonder who the little girl is in my house. And I'm not just saying that.
The first 22 months of her life she didn't talk. That was the Clara I knew. Then, all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, here's this person who talks and knows everything we're saying to her, that I'm just like, "who are you?"
And she looks different too. It's not that she's physically all that much bigger - that is still progressing gradually for now. It's that she is just such a little girl. The look in her eyes. The looks she gives us. Her face when she talks to us. I hardly recognize my little baby!
Has that happened to any of you moms?
I think it's because it literally happened over night. A few weeks ago she went to bed saying words and woke up speaking in sentences. Ryan and I spend our days retelling stories of what she has said to us. I love it.
Now, she's not speaking fluently, by any means. She still grunts for things and I have no idea what she wants. But it's amazing how much easier life becomes when you can communicate even a little better with your baby. I've always looked forward to the age when they say funny things and make hysterically smart observations, and I don't think that's too far off.
I did something really stupid today.
I've been meaning to do my saliva test for my adrenals for more than a month now. I keep putting it off because there's a list of foods you can't eat the day you do it and apparently I eat them a lot.
So I gear myself all up to do it today. I'm already so overdue. I set my alarm, get up, complain the whole time about how hard the test is (you have to rinse your mouth with cold water for 30 seconds 3-5 minutes prior to each testing time, which is apparently more than I can handle), and finally, amazingly, do the first one. Victory! The test is underway.
Then I drank some hot chocolate.
Unfortunately, chocolate is one of the foods you can't eat the day you test. Ugh. Luckily, my doctor said I can save this morning's first saliva-soaked cotton thingy and do the rest tomorrow. Now I just have to remember not to eat anything I'm not supposed to.
I got the new iPhone. My old one has been on its last leg since August. The worst part was it had lost the ability to take pictures or video, which is a must for me. So now I can once again, which means I might be posting more videos of the kids. I know... you were just thinking, if only I had more videos of K's kids!
I can also now voice-record texts, emails or basically anything I would normally type. I love that, because I absolutely hate typing on phones. It also has the new "personal assistant" Siri, although I already feel like I am annoying her. Then I remind myself she's not real.
This also means that my old phone now becomes Clara's iPod Touch. Although we learned pretty quickly that Lukie wants some stake in it too.
Clara knows exactly how to navigate everything and loves using her favorite apps and listening to her favorite songs of the moment. And while a lot of it is really just for fun, she is learning about things like numbers and letters.
It's sort of an early birthday present, because I could have traded it in for some cash!
And since it's Halloween, I have to share a couple pictures of my sweet babies in their costumes...
There are more pictures - including one of me in costume as well - over at my other blog, ourlifewithclara.blogspot.com. See if you can guess who I am!