Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Always on the go

It has been quite a hectic few weeks in my house hold.  We are having work done on the outside of our house, siding, a roof, some windows.  It has been rather stressful for my husband and I.  It's nearing the end and the house looks beautiful.  It is so much better than it was before and we are already noticing in a difference in how the house holds the heat.  I can't wait until it is all finished, and then I may just want to sit outside and look at it all the time.

We are also working on getting organized.  I found some templates on excel for chores and menus and have started using them.  We work well when we can cross something off or check something off.  It also really makes us a little more accountable to keep up with the little things that turn into big things if you don't stay on top of them.  We've been doing it for just about a week now and the house is the cleanest it's been in a while.  It feels good to be able to keep up and doing a little each night makes it so much less daunting. 

The other thing that has been really hard but is turning out to be very good for us is that we have let the little man cry at night.  We had only one night where he cried for about 45 minutes.  I checked on him after 5, 10, and then 15 minute intervals until he fell asleep.  He pretty much has been sleeping through the night since then.  He has been sleeping for about 10 hours a night which has made me feel like a new person.  It is so hard to listen to him cry, but he has been in such good spirits and is now getting a full night of sleep instead of waking up two or three times in the night.  Now when he does wake up he cries for less than five minutes and goes right back to sleep.  Getting a full night sleep has been great for me.

little monster
Right after we decided that we needed to try letting him cry, he learned how to crawl.  He looked like Bambi on our wood floors trying to figure it out.  He is getting pretty good at it, but mostly just crawls to someplace that he can pull himself up, so I think that walking isn't too far away.

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