It’s Saturday morning and I expect to be interrupted by the sounds of Fionnuala waking up from her nap any moment now. Moira is watching her beloved Winnie-the-Pooh and the Mister is on his computer and things are blissfully quiet except for the sounds of The Beatles and the clacking of my keyboard.

Last night I thought about “sleep training” Fionnuala and as I woke up at midnight to nurse her and then again at 5 a.m. and the Mister rolled over and asked if I wanted him to reset her I said “no, cialis I’ll just go nurse her and then maybe I can get another hour or so of sleep.” Do you see how that works? Sleep training has already happened because I am very well trained. I’m going to bed really early these days.

It has been almost 10-months since this little one joined our family. She is loud and demanding and I have nicknamed her the Energizer Baby. When she wants to eat she crawls to her highchair and starts yelling at me. Last night she lay on the floor sobbing because I had the audacity to walk down the hallway without her and even though she could see me at the end of the hall she lay there like her heart was broken.  Mostly though she is all giggles and smiles for us. I am in love.

This week we planted: two pear trees, three cherry bushes, two Saskatoon bushes and a Weeping Norway Spruce. My dream of turning the yard into an orchard (on a very small scale) is slowly coming to fruition (ha ha!). And now Moira is crawling all over me and Fionnuala is squawking from her crib and the steady down pour of rain means that we might make a trip to Ikea to do something about the shoe problem at the backdoor.

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  1. June 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Five hours between feeds in the middle of the night? That’s what I’d call a really good night! But seriously, I don’t know how I’d do it with an older child around as well – how do you ever get them to take daytime naps without them waking each other up?

    • June 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      Five hours between feedings seems really good to me too! My main problem is that she is in the habit of waking up for a feeding two hours before she wants to get up for good. So, say she wakes up at 3 a.m. for a feeding then she will be wide awake and raring to go at 5 a.m. – which is annoying because it takes me a while to get back to sleep. I’m trying to get her to “sleep-in” until 6 a.m. these days.

      As for naps, Moira almost never naps anymore (although she has the last couple days) but she is good about being quiet while Fionnuala naps. It is very rare that they both nap at the same time though which is very tiring.

  2. June 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    She is sure beautiful. And your fruit trees sound lovely. Happy June!

  3. June 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    At our house sleep-training get put on the back burner when mommy is overtired. It is too hard to have self-discipline in the middle of the night! So Max has regressed, or I have, and last night we had a 3AM wake up, a 6AM wake up and then up for good at 7. Not good when I went to bed at 1:30AM! So, I think I need to spend a good week or so going to bed at a decent hour in order to be rested enough to tackle sleep-training again.
    BTW I love the pic of Fionnuala at the piano with her dad.

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