Finally. I never thought that I would rejoice over an hour to do housework, but here I am. I did 2 loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen and did the dishes, tidied the living room. I love that I am now relaxing in a clean house. And G is STILL asleep.
One of the reasons I am so happy that he finally let himself sleep is because we had a terrible night. I think I was awake with him every hour. Something was really bothering him, and I think it has to do with the fact that I drank some milk yesterday. I figured out a few months ago that he gets TONS of gas when I drink milk, so I’ve given up my 2 bowls of cereal every morning in favor of oatmeal or almond milk. I only drank normal milk because we were out of both of the above.
So that could’ve been it. Or it could’ve been that he’s teething (although I don’t see any nubs yet!). Whatever it is, combined with the sinus headache I’ve had going for 3 days straight, I was a GRUMP this morning! Even though I didn’t ask kindly, Jesse took G out into the living room for an hour or two, seeing as he was so fussy he wouldn’t let himself sleep. The poor kid is used to getting at least a 6 hour chunk of sleep every night– I don’t think he slept longer than 3 total. So I guess we were BOTH kinda grumpy 🙂
But not even Jesse could get him to sleep. So what did he do? Read Plato out loud. I guess he figured that he could at least get some studying done, while hoping to bore G into slumber.
But now, at 1:30pm, G is finally halfway through his first nap of the day. I basically fed him, gave him his pacifier, sat him in his swing and walked away. He fussed for about 1/2 hour, but I refused to come back. No play time for cranky over-tired babies!!! Thank God it worked– I don’t know what I would have done!
Now that the house is clean, I am reading my Happy Baby Organic Guide to Food for the First 24 months book once more. Seeing as G is 3.5 months old, we will soon be commencing the “Solid Foods Adventure”. Tess bought me some baby food storage cubes for Christmas and I have a food processor. Now, all I need to do is arm myself with the right “how-tos”!
Update on sick baby…