Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This and That

We think Noah is starting to have nightmares.  And it really, really sucks that as much as he tries to tell us what's wrong when he wakes up all upset - we don't understand him.  He woke up once in the night crying and talking up a storm even before Nerdstar got up there to him.  Then today, during his nap, he woke up in the middle of it again crying and talking.  I wanted to cry I felt so bad for him.  It didn't take long for him to calm down, but still.

Totally different topic.

These days, the leaves are so beautiful in all their colors, but they are also the bane of our existence.  We have a nifty black n decker leaf blower/mulcher.  But it takes so very long to get leaves up.  And we keep having rainy days.  Plus one of us has to keep an eye on Noah.  I finally bought some fertilizer   and a dispenser in hopes of getting the leaves off the front lawn before the rain started on Sunday or Monday.  Ugh.  Now it could rain some on Friday.  Directions say to not put the fertilizer on wet grass, but to water after application.  We'll see how it goes.  DIY is not for wimps.  Oh yeah, and this is just the front yard - all those tall, tall trees in the back yard haven't really started yet.

Other than that... well, I'm still in love with a baby boy.  He really is a good, sweet kid.  He minds pretty well for a two year old. (well, he minds me...)  He takes every bit of patience I have and then some, but it's fun having him to run errands with and go to the park and all that.  I've spent more time outside in the past year than I did the past ten years combined.

Oh, and one more thing about dreams - Noah is now in every single one of mine.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Just a Little Entry

We keep meaning to update around here, but just don't seem to get around to it.

I realized the other day that Noah is already a teenage boy when it comes to some of his sleep habits.  He's definitely a night owl.  (Ok, maybe he gets that from us.)  His bedtime is still around 10-10:30 p.m.  He gets up most mornings between 8:15 and 9 a.m.  Yes, we know those two things are related.  But as a life-long late sleeper, it's so, so hard to get me and him up earlier.

The part that might be most teenage like is that once he wakes up, and yells for us until we get up to his room, he doesn't want out of his crib immediately.  Nope, he wants to lounge around in there for another fifteen, twenty, thirty minutes until I finally convince him to get. out. of. bed.

Also, pants and socks are ok.  Shirts not so much.  Even now that it's getting colder.  And he thinks those cold little baby boy nipples are fun to touch.  Heh.

Friday, October 12, 2012

After Bath Fun Time!


This is pretty typical of Noah's after bath time...

First we have his new ability - the forward roll!  He pretty much figured this out on his own over time.  Then we have a dance section - you can't really hear it, but "Jive Talkin'" is playing on his iPod.  There's a short new Flashdance move he's picked up lately.  And we end with some general cuteness. 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Singing Along

For well over a year now, Adele's album has been Noah's favorite music.  When he was still tiny, he'd stop and just stare into space and listen to her sing.  He likes his kids music cds well enough, and will pick out a word from a couple of them to repeat or let us know to play that song.  But he doesn't sing along.

The other day in the car, Remember Me came on, and when she got to the long, drawn out "me", from the back seat I heard a long, drawn out "beeeeeee" from Noah.  It was so cute.  He still uses B for M.  (Which means I get called "bay bee" instead of "mommy".)  He's sang along with that part of Adele a few more times and it cracks me up.