Monday, November 10, 2008

Shhhhhh!!!! The baby's sleeping!

Video note: Okay, this may be a video for mothers and grandmothers only. Not too much excitement, but it may make you nostalgic for those early days... (You may want to turn up your computer volume. I'm whispering.)

Wow! I can't believe that it's been a whole week since I last posted. What a week!

Ellie had her first cold...poor little thing. She woke up with it on Monday and was pretty miserable for a while. She still has its remnants, but is definately on the mend. I got to know the green snot-sucker bulb that the hospital gave us quite well. Let's just say that I, for one, am quite glad that I've learned how to blow my own nose.

One blessed advancement: Ellie has now taken a pacifier (as you saw from the video). She has really fought it until now, but I'm glad we didn't give up. Some of you may be of the "anti-pacifier" clan...actually, I was of that clan until I had a baby with a VERY STRONG need to suck...but until now, there was really only one way to calm to her down. I kept telling Ellie, "I'm a food processor, not a pacifier," but she didn't seem to listen very well. Anyway, this is quite a relief, and during those times that I have meetings online, I'm sure it will prove very helpful.

It has been quite a challenging week. In addition to trying to make Ellie feel better, I put in my first "full" week of work. "Full" to me is now four days. I typically work Tuesday through Friday, so blogging may be a fun Monday activity. It's funny, I actually work seven hours a day, but it takes me about twelve to get them all in! I absolutely love what I'm doing. It's so different from teaching in a classroom, but a nice change almost ten years into my career. I'm learning so much, and the job's a real challenge.

Well, I'm off for now. Ellie is snoozing in her bouncy chair (another fabulous invention), and I'm going to ....hmm, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. What a fantastic feeling!

Love to all!


Sarah Dalrymple said...

Just wanted to tell you that the sleeping babies is the funniest thing. As a mom I understand everyone's asleep and mommy is still awake.
Love Sarah

MA & PA WEAVER said...

So fun - watching daddy & Ellie sleeping and mommy sneaking around videoing!!! We couldn't hear you, but I think we got the gist of it. Will check out our volume levels and see if we can do better.

Lisa said...

You are such a cute mom! I love it! I liked the first sleeping "baby". Isn't that just how it goes?! Have a great week!

Carrie Duncan said...

You're right, only mothers would understand you vidotaping the baby while the whole house is asleep at 2am. Men just don't get some things. You are absolutely correct when you say the pacifier and bouncy seat are great. Wait til she's older, I'll introduce you to the snack cup for car trips. You will never love a cracker so much!!!!And when they're older (like 4) keep a bottle of water in the car at all times. Because you will be in the middle of nowhere and hear "Mommy, I need a drink" from the backseat.