Friday, August 8, 2008

The Sound of Silence

It is 8:30am. I am sitting at my computer drinking a cup of coffee. It is raining outside. And, best news of all... Eli is SLEEPING. Yes, sleeping. For the third morning in a row, Eli has taken a morning nap. Victory! My sanity is slowly being restored!

After talking to several people and reading a lot of articles, I went full-out with the my-son-will-take-a-morning-nap-instead-of-staying-up-from-5:30am-till-noon plan. And, though met with some resistance on Eli's part, it has been working fairly well. For three mornings in a row now he has taken a good solid morning nap, and I have relished the time to take a shower, read my Bible, and drink a cup of coffee without balancing a fussy baby in the other hand. The moral of the story: Babies need to sleep! Eli's fussiness in the mornings was, I think, due to the fact that he was really tired. Though he fusses when I lay him down for a nap and wakes up periodically with fussing (I go in and soothe him back to sleep), he wakes up from his nap happy and fuss-free. And mommy is happy and fuss-free, too. Now if we could only work on this getting up at 5:30am thing... :)

This morning it is raining! I LOVE rainy mornings. I think this is Dallas' small share of Eduardo. We'll take what we can get!

Tonight my mom is keeping Eli so Eric and I get go out on our first Friday-night date since Eli has been home. I'm so excited! The days when we used to go out every single Friday night seem so long ago. :)

Happy weekend!