Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ahh...nap time

Not for me, for him! Today I waited until he was really tired, then I read him a story and put the music on and left him in the crib. He only cried for about 8 minutes. He must have been so tired. Usually he would cry for a lot longer so I often rock him to sleep. I hope this is the beginning of a new routine. Those of you who do not have kids...just you wait:) Who do you listen to for baby advice? baby wise? the baby whisperer? the internet? your dad? husband? sister? mother-in-law? your gut? You want to do what's best but I want to make sure I'm doing the best for him and me. I'm such the researcher type which actually just makes it a lot more difficult because which source is the most reliable and up-to-date and works for Kai? Anyway, I feel bad writing about baby stuff all the time because most people who read this don't even have kids. But hey, is this for you? For me? For kai when he grows up? I have no idea.
This morning we walked to Shoppers Drug mart instead of Extra Foods. I tried on a perfume but the more I smell it on me, perhaps it was cologne...I think I smell like a guy. Gary is coming home on time today for the first time in weeks (he's had bball practice/games)! Kai and I are excited to have dinner with daddy. Then, I think we may go watch the bball game...although, then I'll miss `House'....hmmm...dilemma...

6 comments:

  1. you listen to your sister (hehe)

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  2. i agree, it is hard to know who to listen to, but you're right it all comes down to trying to find what works for you guys and for Kai. everyone is different and something that works for so and so will not necessarily work for you. the internet is so great for information too, but sometimes it's almost too much, and contradictory. and i have to deal with how the French do things vs. how we do things in Canada. i've just been taking everything i hear from people with a grain of salt.
    plus i wouldn't feel bad about writing about baby stuff, that's what your life is about right now. i think Kai will get a big kick out of reading this in the future. you will, too, i would imagine. :)

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  3. Anonymous3:55 PM

    i think you should listen to you husband ... he is wise

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  4. I tried all those books... and none of them worked for us. Eva fought sleep from 6 weeks til 1 year. She became a new baby once we stopped night nursing at 14 months. Now she always sleeps straight from 7-7 and is a dream to put to bed. But while she was a baby either she nursed to sleep or she fell asleep in a moving vehicle and that was just that. In the end I just decided that fighting her was way way way worse than working her naptime together with an errand (moving car), a walk (moving stroller) or just nursing her to sleep on my bed and napping with her. I had pledged not to cosleep, but for a time we even did that at night, just so I could keep my sanity. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Note that nothing I did became a "bad habit"... it was just what she needed at the time.

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  5. I think you should listen to Dana... she sounds like a wise woman :)

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  6. Going to the game was the right choice

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