Thursday, May 28, 2009

Evening Festivities

The Boy and his father are in the above photo.  One is a night owl and one is a reformed night owl now that he's a parent and exhausted from his days.  Can you see the night owl's little peepers peering out from the blanket?  This was at 11pm and he was happy and ready for action.  As a last ditch effort we decided to drive up and down Lake Shore Drive for almost an hour in an attempt to lull the boy to sleep.  And it worked!!!  It worked so well that he slept for 4 hours after the ride still buckled into his car seat and placed next to our bed.  5 hours!  5 hours!  Mr. Jarcy and I slept for almost 4 hours continuously!  If we have to do that more often we may have to purchase a hybrid vehicle just to cut down on our carbon footprint.  

Now tonight I am completely perplexed--The Boy has been sleeping in his pack and play for almost an hour and a half.  I am not in there with them.  Instead I am out in the living room wondering what the heck I should do with myself while he sleeps.  So far I have done several things--tried on old clothes, organized my closet, stretched on the floor, etc--but of course all I can think about is my little friend.  I miss him!  Ridiculous.  I've been dying for some free time and now I'm lost without him.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


See this joker?  He's a cutie, isn't he?  Yep, he is.  

Well it's 10:34pm and he's wide awake.  Almost 4 months old and wide, wide awake at night.  The books and his Dr. assure me that he should be asleep right now.  It's as if I'm doing something wrong because he's not.  That's how I feel anyway.  Well guess what?  We've tried to get him to bed at 7pm when he presents early tired signs.  And almost 4 hours later here we are with him cooing and chatting and smiling and playing.  

So enough, we've given up here.  He's not overtired like the "experts" tell me--he's simply a night owl like his mom and dad and is not tired.  

Saturday, May 2, 2009


the boy rolled from his belly to his back today!  he's proud as are we. he's gonna be a pro athlete, a mother knows these things.