Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Baby Schedule

Needless to say, babies want/need/require a schedule. Lauren is trying to get back on her once lovely schedule, but it is hard to do. She no longer naps in the afternoon since she doesn't get a bottle then, and only sleeps if in the car. She also has started waking at night 2-5 times. She gets to cry all alone which pains me, but the cries are short lived. What happened to my sweet napping baby who once took 2-3 hour naps and slept most all night? Vacation. That's what happened. Given the chance, I'd do it all again.
P.S. Do you like the colors?

Sunday, July 25, 2004


We just got back from vacation and it was great!! If you get the chance, go there. Lauren LOVED playing in the mountain streams and was more than willing to go naked if need be.  The scenery was awesome and the cabin was pretty nice too. By cabin, I mean the house we rented. Lauren could get in the hot tub because it wasn't too hot. LOVED that, too. See a pattern of water love? More later!!

Monday, July 12, 2004

OOO!! The pretty lights!!

When Lauren was 3 1/2 mo. old, we took her to the Gibson Co. Fair. She liked it OK I guess, but really, didn't seem too interested in all of the goings on around her. That was last year. This year, was completely different. The lights. The crowd. The music. And the ever growing darker clouds in the sky, made her sit up and take notice. She'd ooh and ahh over the rides moving, the lights flashing and the music blaring from the recently set-up rides and games. She didn't even look at my dad at first but sort of acknowledged his presence with a little wave while looking all around. Then, he got her a balloon and all of her attention turned to Granddaddy.
This year she didn't ride any rides because the impending clouds of doom rolling in, but next year, look out!!

Thursday, July 08, 2004

These lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

Lately Lauren has been sleeping until 8:30 or 9:00 a.m., and that's if I wake her! I think I may just let her sleep today. I think the heat, lack of a strict daily napping schedule and being on the go a lot are big contributors to her sudden interest in sleep. She is still napping 2-3 hours a day, but I think she is OK with sleeping this much. She is VERY active when awake, almost hard to keep up with. She runs more than walks anymore. Go baby, go!!

Monday, July 05, 2004

Not such a hit

We were all wondering just how Lauren would react to fireworks. Let me tell you. Wimpering before, crying and a look of terror/panic during the first four or five and therefore, she and I ended up watching fireworks from the safety of inside a truck with the windows rolled up. Gets a bit toasty in a truck with the windows rolled up on the 4th of July, but honestly, it was all about Lauren feeling safe and happy. Maybe next year we can be out amongst the people, but until then, no more fireworks makes Lauren a very happy girl.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

To nap or not to nap, that is the question...

Yesterday, Lauren napped for about 45 minutes, and I might be exaggerating on how long she actually slept. Therefore, last night she slept, no exageration, 12 hours with two brief periods of cry, cry, cry go back to sleep in the middle. So, today she didn't nap until 3 p.m. What kind of crazy nighttime schedule will she be on tonight? I know she still needs naps. I know that, most of the time, she still wants naps. Why, then, does it take every ounce of brute strength she has to keep herself awake and screaming, instead of peacefully giving into sleep like I would?