Life at Baby E’s house has been so busy. I’ve just gotten back from another business trip, we had a family member to leave us, a first birthday party for my niece and somewhere in there S and I have been trying to fit in some workouts. VERY challenging.
I’ve been trying to finish a blog posting about adjusting to the new “normal” but I need time to really sit and finish it. So until then, enjoy these musings about life in our house.
A few weeks ago my parents rented a place in downtown STL. It’s been great to have them around. Today, I was able to take Baby E down there to hang out while I went running. It was so great to be able to run outside. Running downtown was great too for a change of scenery. It really is a pretty town. I just wish we could improve our image. We’re not really a booming metropolitan area. Here are a couple pictures from their apartment.
I need to seriously decide if I’m going to try to run the Go! Half Marathon. I haven’t run anything longer than 7 miles and right now that doesn’t feel like enough to make me think I can get through 13. I just didn’t get enough training in.
S and I have also been trying to ween Baby E off his current habit of nursing as he goes to sleep. It makes it very hard for S to put him to sleep when I’m away. So we’re on day 3 of the “Modified” Ferber method. We are trying to get him into a routine at bed of either a bath, or book, music and eating in his room with the lights down. Then he gets put to bed groggy but not asleep. Last night it took almost 2 hours for him to fall asleep. We’d go in every 5 minutes to help calm him down but it was terrible. I know this is the best thing for him and us but it’s so tough. I’m praying tonight is better.
On a lighter note, Baby E got to celebrate his cousins first birthday with her last night. They both had so much fun. Baby M got to try cake for the first time. I’m pretty sure she loved it and she wanted to make sure everyone else got to try it too.