Friday, February 24, 2006

Sleep, perchance to....sleep!

One of the reasons I decided to write a blog is to document what the boys are doing. This time is speeding by making it easy to forget the little things, so I will try to keep up with some of it.

Hayden is such a fun little toddler. He has this great impish personality wanting to play with us and Logan. He has a generous spirit and overall sweet disposition. These days he wants to sing with me. His favorites are ABC, Twinkle Twinkle, and Itsy Bitsy Spider. Yesterday in the car he started saying "Bus wow wow wow!" He wanted me to sing The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round. How cute is that! He is simply delightful. He was playing with Fillip crawling on the floor and wanting to be chased. When Fillip didn't follow, he said "'mon Daddy!" Come on Daddy! Of course, that' s exactly what Fillip did. Who could resist! At bedtime he likes to look at books with me. Sometimes he likes me to read, and sometimes he wants to "read" to me. It seems he prefers the same books night after night so he gets familiar and points things out in the pictures. He really likes his Shabbat book and we practice the blessings. He even says some of the words without prompting sometimes. Oh how I kvell!! He also really wants Logan to participate in bedtime. He hands him his own book and stuffed animal. If I leave Logan playing on the floor, he says Logan needs to be on the bed with us. He is such a sweet big brother. Recently, Hayden has been so sick and asks to go to bed during dinner. He hardly eats in the evening (not necessarily a bad thing given how frequently he throws up in bed) and prefers to skip the bedtime routine so he can go right to sleep. It's really sad. Along with going to bed early, he has been waking early, before I leave for work. This is good and bad. Bad since Fillip doesn't necessarily want to be up yet. Good because I hate leaving for work without seeing him. This morning I put Logan in with Hayden to play. They were both happy boys. I could hear Hayden singing the ABC's all by himself.

Logan is a mellow little guy most of the time. He is happy wherever he is. Since 4 months old he has been able to sit up, but for the last few weeks, he can sit for longer periods. He enjoys playing with toys, manipulating them, mouthing them. I love seeing him spot something, then go for it. He loves to play with his feet when he is on his back. I find this beyond adorable, and did with Hayden too. He'll just roll around holding one or both feet, grinning at me. He is just a little bundle of sweetness. He can roll both ways, but doesn't really want to most of the time. If he gets stuck on his belly he would rather cry for me to turn him over than do it himself, and doesn't often roll to his belly. He will twist around to reach something though. Lately, he likes to fall backwards to look up and back at things. In my lap he'll throw himself back to flirt with me. Very funny. We have recently been supplementing with formula now and then, and he doesn't seem to notice, which is a good thing. He loves all the cereal we have given him. He's such a little chowhound. In the next couple days we will start introducing some other foods. We just wanted to wait until he is well, so if he has an allergic reaction like a rash, we know what is from.

The last few days he has been fussy, but I think he still isn't feeling great. We'll see what the doc says today. Yesterday his teachers said he was in a better mood and he actually slept through the night! What was that? He slept through the night!!!! I'm going to throw a party, I'm so excited. I was so tired that I nodded off around 9pm. I was bummed since the Olympic figure skating finals are only every 4 years, but I simply couldn't stay up any longer. Just as I was settling to go to sleep, of course Logan woke up. He usually doesn't wake until about 11pm, but seems to really know exactly when I am signing out. So, I scooped him out of his crib and into his swing. I bundled him up cozy warm, gave him his pacifier, and let him settle himself down. Imagine my delight (ok, and a little concern) when I woke at 5 am and he was still sleeping! Whoo f-ing hoo!! I was so tempted to tease him awake- "Logan, are you sleeping? Waah wahh waah! Wake up and pay attention to me! Wahh wahh!!" Nah, I just picked him up for a snuggle then let him nurse. A much needed relief by then.

These boys are such a constant source of joy. Each day I look at them in wonder and feel so incredibly lucky to have these beautiful beings in my life. Some days are harder than others, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.


cg said...

Hello my friend

So good to see you're blogging! thanks for visiting me and yes, we should be closer so we could share a cuppa and listen to world waking up every morning!
I hope Hayden will feel better soon and that Logan keeps on sleeping through the night for you.

mi said...

Thanks for popping in! You inspired me to give it a try.

Cari said...

My toddler loves his bottle, holding onto it sometimes like a vice grip. I tried to give him soy milk once..and it was even the vanilla kind. He took one swig, and politely handed the bottle back to me as if to say...Don't even think about it. We switched to Lactaid milk and it solved the soft stool problem.

mi said...

They sure know their minds! We thought about getting the flavored soy milk, but decided we can better moderate the extra stuff this way. Lactaid is another option we talked about. Good to hear it works!