Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feeling Good

Guess who slept "through the night" again last night...

This guy!!
Ayden had a pretty fussy night last night and we ended up using the 5 S's to sooth him around 8:00.  When we went to bed at 9:30, I wanted to wake him up because he hadn't eaten since 7:00 or so and I was worried that he'd be ready to eat just an hour after I went to sleep... we all know how that makes me feel.  I changed his diaper and did everything I could to rouse him enough to eat and he just wouldn't stir... I don't think he has ever been that sound asleep.  David even asked me to double check that he was breathing (and I already knew that he was).  He ended up sleeping  until 1:30 which was five and a half hours!  Again, I only got 3 and a half since he decided to move his bedtime up to 8:00 but oh well...  Once I fed him and got him back to bed we both slept another 3 so there's 6 hours of broken sleep for me!  I'll take whatever I can get these days.

I woke up feeling very productive this morning.  I went downstairs, had breakfast, took care of the pets, pumped a little milk for our freezer stash, put Ayden down for his morning nap (40 minutes in his crib again!) then took a shower.  Ayden woke up while I was getting ready and was ready to eat so I fed him and finished getting ready.  When he was ready to nap again he got a little fussy as usual.  I laid him in his crib and started putting the Moby on and I swear he stopped fussing when he saw me get it out.  This is the second time this has happened.  Is it possible that he knows what it is/what it means?  Sometimes he'll fuss a little when he first gets in and will fight going to sleep; but both times that he stopped fussing to watch me put it on he snuggled right in, hung out awake for a bit then quietly dozed off like it had been what he had been wanting all along.  Maybe I'm wrong, though.  He could just like watching me wrestle all that fabric?  Either way, it's always fun when he hangs out awake in it for a while making his cute baby noises and looking around all wide eyed.  One of my favorite parts of baby wearing is showing him the world as I go about my business.

He's totally smiling in this picture :).
Once he did finally fall asleep, I decided to take advantage and nap myself.  I got about 30 minutes in (he got about an hour).  I love napping with him.  We don't usually co-sleep at night so daytime naps are when I can get that extra snuggle/bonding time.  I still have fond memories of napping with my mom when I was little.  I hope Ayden continues to like it for the next several years.

Just woke up and feeling rested!
That nap was just the ticket because I made it all the way to bedtime without feeling like the living dead!  When David got home we headed to a local Cross Fit establishment to check out the facility and membership details.  We still haven't decided if we are going to join...  When we got home we did the shoulders and arms P90X workout:

Then made marinated venison steaks with asparagus for dinner.  

My sous chef :)
I'm going to have to use the sling more now that it's getting so hot.!
Now we are all tucked in bed ready to sleep through the night again!  Maybe I can get  5 hours this time??  He's already been asleep for 20 minutes so I better hurry and get to sleep!



  1. So sweet! I love the workout picture! I use to do that with Ashlyn but now if I workout with her she wants to jump on my back when I'm doing pushups lol. :) Enjoy that time even as he gets older. Good habits start young. ;)

    1. Thank you! We definitely plan to keep him used to us working out :)

  2. I love the concept of crossfit just not the price! It's expensive here in Austin, and it's not like it's complicated equipment either

    1. We don't like the price either but David's employer donated some products to their facility and in exchange all of the employees are eligible for 50% off their membership! That's the only way we'd be able to swing it...