Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snapshots of the last Week

1. Remembered dehydration is bad at 2 a.m. one night when I had painful Braxton hicks contractions every 3 minutes for several hours. Packed my hospital bag the next day just to be safe.

2. Took Colby to Myanmar to renew our visas, and took a boat to Laos just for fun. Colby learned to say "boat" and has been obsessed with boats ever since.

3. Dr. Weissbluth (author of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child) saved us again with his advice for Colby's sleep issues: "When returning a child to his crib, be silent and unemotional. Don't talk to or look at the child's face. Appear mechanical and uninterested". Sometimes I don't realize that any attention is viewed as a reward/positive reinforcement in Colby's eyes. This worked on the first try! Update....it worked yesterday but not today....still trying to get to the bottom of this.

4. Visited the Hall of Opium (or should I say "chased Colby through the Hall of Opium?")

5. Made a LOT of cookies- 90 peanut butter blossoms, 60 sugar cookies, and dipped over 100 pretzels in chocolate.

6. Discovered a great kid's toy website and ordered Colby a sandbox with Christmas money from his grandparents. It arrived today- only two days after ordering it and on a Sunday!

7. Skipped a staff Christmas party as one of the host's kids had whooping cough- which is pretty deadly for newborns. We decided it was not worth the risk.

8. Attended my first cookie exchange and even won Best Tasting Cookie (who doesn't love peanut butter blossoms?)

9. Attended another fun Christmas party. In the gift exchange I took home a small Christmas tree and Josh got stuck with SPAM. Awesome.

10. Slept HORRIBLY for 4 out of 7 nights.....from a combination of restless legs, braxton hicks, colby screaming, and possibly a christmas cookie sugar buzz