Friday, January 28, 2011

Parenting Fail

Spenser has been getting better about sleeping through the night. If he wakes up before midnight, it is usually between 9:30 and 11:00 PM and he requires some walking and soothing to get back to sleep. After midnight, he will usually fuss a bit (less than 5 minutes) and go back to sleep on his own. Last night was following his standard protocol. He woke at 11, I rocked him, he went back to sleep. As soon as I got back into bed, he started fussing again. I waited and he was back to sleep within 5 minutes. Sometime in the middle of the night, 2 or 3 AM I'm guessing, he started crying. He quit within 5 minutes so I didn't think much of it. This morning, he woke up at 7:15 AM which is pretty normal for him. What was not so normal was the dried vomit on the floor, all over the crib and all over him. Poor baby had gotten sick last night and we, his lazy parents, didn't even know it. He's been acting mostly normal this morning, though he's barfed about 8 more times, triggering two loads of laundry and a bath. He ate lunch and seemed ok for it and is now down for his afternoon nap. I'm hoping his little stomach bug is short lived.

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's about time I got back here



Yup, Christmas and the New Year has just flown by. We've been hunkered down at home, working, playing and trying to keep warm in the frigid winter. I worked Christmas Day. I came home and C and I started cooking furiously. C had already smoked a turkey breast, so all we had to come up with were side dishes and dessert. Dinner was rounded out by creamed spinach, cheese grits and homemade rolls. We followed it up with Jack Daniel's Chocolate Pecan Pie. Spenser was pretty amused by opening gifts, but all gift opening stopped when he unwrapped a tiny baby sized broom that C had got him. All bets were off. He was completely enamored and ran around, sweeping the floor and swinging the broom through the air.

For New Year's, we had a couple of friends over for Detroit Style Pizza. Their little girl is 2, so our festivities were done by 8 PM and we were down for the night by 9 PM. Sadly, I think this is evidence of my domestication. I don't even feel like I missed out on much by not getting to go out and Party it up.....not that I could drink anyway.

Yes, for anyone that missed the hint in the last post, we are expecting bambino #2 in July. We're 16 weeks along and we'll find out the sex in about 4 more weeks. We are very, very excited about this.

And, to finish, I give you: Spenser's first taste of Oreos. I don't think it would exaggerating to say he really, really, really liked it.