Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sleepy, new books, and a game

David started rolling over. We went cold turkey on the swaddling blanket. Brian and I have been up since 4:30 this morning. We just decided it's going to officially be Crappy Sleep Week, and hopefully we'll all be sleeping better next week.


I got my prize from Kelsey for the Pay It Forward contest! I am so excited. I really have absolutely no clue which books are good and how to pick them, but most of the time when someone physically hands me a book and says, "Read this, it's good," I really enjoy it. So I'm going to start with "In Her Shoes," because I've read Jennifer Weiner before and I really liked her. And Katy absolutely loves the picture book. She's read it several times already and is reading it by herself from memory. Perfect. Thanks, Kels! (For everyone else, don't forget to enter my Pay It Forward by noon on Friday.)


Giselle did this game the other day that I thought was fun, so I'm going to give it a try. It's called "One year ago, one year from now." You'll get the idea...

One year ago I had just found out I was expecting David. I was in that not-sick-yet-haven't-told-anyone-nervous-excited phase. Good times. I had just gotten over an ear infection. Katy was 14 months old, cute as ever, learning new words, and enjoying her first summer at the pool. I was also trying to decide what to do about work.
One year from now, David will be 16 months old, probably walking (running?) around and getting into trouble in every corner. And Katy will be 3, full of energy and bossy, if the trend continues. Possibly getting ready to start preschool? We haven't decided on that yet... And the other big question mark, which I haven't mentioned on this blog up to this where will we be living? I'll go into more detail in another post, but Brian and I have been talking about moving to the outskirts of the city (read: The Burbs) sometime next year. There are many factors to consider, and the decision itself seems overwhelming, let alone actually moving. So this time next year could look quite different... and maybe, just maybe I'll be sleeping through the night?
Your turn: what do last year and next look like for you?


Erin said...

What?! Cold turkey on the swaddles?! That sounds like hell.

But, at least you have the fun package. I may have to check out some of those books. Kelsey usually has good taste in books.

A year ago, I had just brought baby Emmett home from the hospital, along side 1.5 year old Cal.

A year from now I'll have a 3.5 year old and a 2 year old. And another new niece/ newphew.

Pam said...

A year ago, Jack had just started walking, I was 40 lbs heavier but having lots of fun (I miss Char & Jan).
Next year, I'll have a 3-year old, a 6 month old, an old decrepit dog, a flourishing PhD project, a new house (same as you) and if I get my way, two missing cats. Only kidding :-)

Kelsey said...

I'm glad you liked the package!!!