Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's a little ironic - the more time I have, the less I want to blog.

I just quit my job which means I halfheartedly do my job which means a lot more hours in the day for The Bug, getting caught up on some television shows, cooking, laundry, cleaning, and of course, blogging.  Yet blogging seems to be the last thing I want to do.  Instead it's something that I do really fast so I can move on with my day.  And how sad!

So after mulling it over for a week or so now, I've decided to let this blog go until our next little Baby Corrigan.  At least for now.

In the mean time, please join us at our actual family blog at kimbymaes.blogspot.com.  It's private for now though, so make sure you send me your email address so I can add you - doesn't matter who you are, how long we've known you, or even how well we know you.  As long as we recognize your name, we'd love to add you to the blog! 

Besides, I love stalking blogs and if you're reading this one, you probably do too.  So we'd love to feed your addiction by adding you!

kimbopm @ gmail . com

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The babes slept like a dream last night! 

In fact, I woke up this morning in a panic.  I realized I had fallen into a deep sleep and hadn't heard K at all!  I was about to jump out of bed and run into her room when I heard her start talking to let me know she was awake.  Still slightly panicked since I didn't know what time it was, I got up, put on my glasses, and was so relieved to see it was 6:11 am!

She also fell asleep really well tonight for bed ... unswaddled!  This whole non-swaddling thing is going great!  Plus she now can't fall asleep until she rolls onto her stomach.  Then it's a few minutes of complaining and she's out.  And it's super cute to watch her sleep on her tummy.  She also snores.

Today has been a completely lazy day.  I didn't really work, I didn't clean, I didn't even cook!  I just hung out with Katers all day and debated whether I should work or not.  And it was fun to play with her today.  She's not really interested in playing with me but she loves playing with her toys and I love watching it.  Plus it's always fascinating to me how fascinated she can be with the simplest items ... like a drawstring. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Katers is exhausted today.  And so are Mike and I.  Why, you ask?  Because we didn't sleep much until 1:30 am.  And by "we," I really mean just Mike.  I stayed up with him until about midnight and didn't hear anything else until 7 am when K started waking up.

Swaddling went great yesterday and went really well last night for a few hours!  Then she woke up and was frustrated.  We took turns trying to calm her down but finally gave up around 1:30 and Mike swaddled her.  I faintly remember trying to act like I had been awake the whole time when he came in to tell me he was giving up but I was really mostly asleep.

Today swaddling didn't work.  She slept in her car seat a lot and when I tried to put her down for a nap, she wanted to play.  In fact, when she saw I was taking her to her crib, she laughed.  I left her alone and she played.  I went in to calm her down and she played.  Finally I ... yes ... climbed into her crib again (Mike suggested it!) to stop her from rolling and to hold her down so she'd stop playing with everything she could grab on to - it hurts my back to lean over the crib for extended periods of time.  Instead she made me frustrated by grabbing at my face, pulling my hair, and laughing at me when I tried to hold her hands down.  So I got out.

Then she cried.  So she didn't get a nap until she fell asleep in my arms after eating.  But not for long.

Tonight I went to Enrichment Night, a women's church activity.  I said I'd help and my nice neighbor said I should go so I did.  I didn't want to leave though because I was worried Mike would let her cry the entire time I was gone.  And when I walked in the door, do you know what I heard?  Silence.  She wasn't crying!  She was asleep in her crib with her arms out.  Really, it's a good thing I didn't stay home.  I would've gotten frustrated that she was crying and not sleeping and could've ruined everything.  Mike's such a great dad for Katers.

And right now she's dead asleep on her belly.  Actually, it sort of looks like she passed out from shear exhaustion.  It's really cute.

I'm just hoping she is able to stay asleep tonight.  Otherwise, Mike is going to have another tough night.

And I'm going to have a tough time pretending like I was awake the whole time he was up with Katers ... I mean, I don't want him to feel like he's alone in this effort ... even though in the middle of the night, he really is.