Today we ate:
- Breakfast: Green smoothies for Dad and LP and then toast for everyone (including Mom as she ran out the door to work)
- Lunch: Mom ate some almonds and cheerios. Dad and LP had leftover pizza.
- Dinner: Spaghetti with italian setian and marinara sauce. Paired with focaccia from the local farmer’s market – yum!
Today we spent the following:
- $26.00 on veggies, dip and bread from the farmer’s market
Thursday Baby Update:
Trying to get both kids to sleep in the same room has been challenging, but lately it seems to be working out. (Yeah, I know I just jinxed myself. Oh well.) We now start every night with IP in the “kids” room, and she has stayed in there all the way through a few times! Even on the nights where we have to move her to the guest room she doesn’t need to be moved until 4 or 5 am. There are lots and lots of silly reasons why I wanted the kids in the same room: having a room free, having “kids” stuff in one place, because I said we were going to do it, etc. But there are some really nice side benefits too. I absolutely love watching the kids sleep. No matter what chaos or craziness ensued during the day, they are adorable when they are asleep.
We start our bedtime routine with me nursing IP and then putting her to bed. Sometimes she is asleep when I put her in the crib, but usually she needs to cry or “goo” for about 10 minutes before she falls asleep. While she is getting to sleep we read LP his story, do the last potty trip, brush teeth and have some cuddle time in the guest room. Then we all creep quietly into the kids’ room where, hopefully, IP is alseep,. These days she is sleeping on her side, sometimes with her hands folding her ears in half. She purses her lips a little bit and she is super, super adorable. The G-man and I each take a turn admiring her while the other one gives LP his final hugs and kisses. Then we go to the door, blow kisses and it is all done.
Sometimes there is crying, whining or other such nonsense from one or both of them. There was one night where they were talking to each other (IP was just saying “goo” and “ba” but LP was singing her a loud and extensive “lullaby”) But, eventually, they go to sleep. Then, at some point, IP needs to get fed, so I go in the room (usually around 3am). While I’m feeding her I get to see LP. Sometimes he is cuddled up in a corner, sometimes he is sprawled with one leg off the bed and sometimes he is hanging on to one corner of the pillow while his multitude of stuffed animals take up most of the pillow space. This last is my personal favorite. When I go to bed early enough and IP wakes up late enough (like after 3) I’m able to appreciate this time with them. And I try and take a mental picture to remind myself of this angelic moment so that I can recall it later when IP is flinging yogurt on the floor and LP is running around like a banshee