The boys love watching Madagascar and shaking their hineys to this song!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday - woke up around 2:30 am, then 4:30 a.m., then five min. after I got her back down
Tuesday - slept until 4:45 a.m.
Wednesday - woke up at 3:45 am and cried/fussed/talked until I fed her at 6 am
Thursday - awake from 2:30 am until Bryan picked her up at 5 a.m.
The past 7-8 days she has gotten up around five every morning (whether she got up at other times during the night or not). At first, I tried to get her back to sleep, but I quickly saw that was pointless. So, once she makes it to 5, I pick her up and sleep with her in the recliner. She's been pretty restless, so I don't know if she's decided she needs to eat then or what. A month ago it wasn't unusual for her to go until 7 or 8 until eating, but I guess it's possible she's had a growth spurt and can't make it that long anymore. Anyway, the last two nights I let her cry but that has gotten me nowhere - she didn't go back to sleep and I don't get any sleep, either. The silver lining is that she still has a happy personality during the day (for the most part!) - it's not making her cranky, although I can't imagine how! But, I've been careful not to be out too much, knowing that she will need a nap and won't really take one in the carseat. Cross your fingers for some improvement over the next few nights...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Giving the dogs a bath for the first time in ages! They already stink again :(
Allie - she is two months older than Mallory and already all over the place! Reminds me of Drew...
This is what Mallory enjoys doing with her bows - I take them off while we're in the car because she has a bad habit of grabbing them and they either get stuck around her neck, or, if it's convenient, she chews on them instead.
We were busy all weekend visiting friends. Saturday it was my college roommates, and Sunday we went to Pearland to visit one of Bryan's childhood friends and his family (his daughter is the baby above). Then, Sunday evening I had three girlfriends over to watch the Oscars. The four of us are going to Las Vegas in a couple of months, so we watched the show and talked about our plans, too. Good times!! (more for me than Bryan, I guess!)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire - loved it
Curious Case of Benjamin Button - loved it, but cried a lot!
The Reader - didn't love or hate it, but definitely enjoyed the performances
Revolutionary Road - sucked! VERY depressing!
The Wrestler - also sucked, but not as much as R. Road
We missed out on Doubt, Milk, and Frost/Nixon. I also saw the Dark Knight and enjoyed it, but much earlier in the year. Anyway, my guess is that Slumdog Millionaire will win for best picture and several other awards. Mickey Rourke and Kate Winslet are my choices for best actor/actress, and there's no doubt in my mind that Heath Ledger will win best supporting actor. If he doesn't, my jaw will hit the floor! I personally don't care one way or the other about Mickey Rourke winning, but he seems to have won everything else, so that's why I picked him. I would love for Kate Winslet to win, but it's always tough to go against Meryl Streep. I'm disappointed we didn't see Doubt to at least see her performance in it.
Doesn't Brady look old here??
Also, we had an incident once we got back to the house - like a three ring circus, and not in a good way! We were headed up the driveway and Brady got stuck because it slopes down and he wasn't peddling fast enough. So, I was trying to push him and hold the stroller with the other hand. Somehow, Drew went down and the helmet he was carrying got caught on Brady's tire. So, he was getting drug along as Brady was moving forward. (Why he didn't let go of the helmet is beyond me!!) Anyway, I let go of the stroller to save Drew, not thinking that we were at the end of the driveway and, as I said, it's sloped downward. So, as I was trying to get Drew untangled, Mallory started rolling backwards into the street. Thankfully, Bryan was right there (he had been mowing the lawn) and caught her. Boy, did I feel crappy, though! Lesson learned.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
As usual, Mallory is doing well. She weighed 17 lb. 12 oz and was 26 1/4 inches long. I'm not sure about her percentiles, but my guess is she's still on the upper end - it was pretty hectic with both of them at the office, so I didn't realize until after I'd left that I hadn't gotten the usual booklet with her measurements and things to expect for her age. Anyhow, she did very well with her shots - she didn't cry for more than 10 seconds or so, which was great (esp. considering I had to wake her up when the nurse came back in to give them!).
Just for grins - I think this pic is hilarious!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Brady was excited to help Daddy make the french toast I requested
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
On a positive note, Mallory has slept much better this past week. I started putting her to bed at night awake, although I will go in and pat her back if she gets herself too worked up. I don't know if that's been helpful or just a coincidence that she's been sleeping better. She hasn't sleep through the night every night, but a lot more than ever before so hopefully we'll continue to head in the same direction! I am amazed some days, though, by how little sleep she can get by on. Two days in a row, it was 4 p.m. in the afternoon and she hadn't even sleep an hour since she got up at 7 or so in the morning. That's ridiculous! I let her know that, but she didn't seem to care...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
It's hard to make out the dent in the picture, though it's very obvious in person. But, if you look a little above the piece that's sticking out on the door, you can see a line that might look like a reflection from the driveway. It starts there and goes all the way back to the tire - like I said, probably a good foot.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
If anyone was wondering, Bryan didn't end up camping out with the boys this past weekend. He ended up getting on the roof to fix some shingles (yes, from the hurricane!) and it took longer than he expected. So, camping was postponed for a while. Thankfully, we hadn't mentioned it to the boys because, of course, if Brady had known there would have been no calling it off - or if we had called it off, he'd make us wish we hadn't!!