Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Catch-Up Randoms

-It has been forever since I've blogged! I've had a lot to say, but unfortunately a lot of it can't be discussed via Internet.  We are currently in a battle with my previous employer, and it is a very emotional and stressful time for us.  It's unfortunate that a job I loved so much has resulted in so many stressors over the past year.  This is taking up quite a bit of our time, and while I want to vent about it to you all SO much, it's just not in our best interest.

-A previous co-worker of Jason's passed away the other night of a massive heart attack.  Please pray for their family.  While we were extremely sad to hear the news, she leaves behind a husband, a daughter that is Jason's age and a grandson that is almost a year old.  Please pray that her memory will live on so that her sweet grandson will experience a lifetime of memories that will allow the grandchild to feel that he knows her.

-I have my first cardiology appointment since Ethan's delivery in a few weeks.  While we feel that the condition we experience during my pregnancy is completely under control, we are anxious and nervous to hear what the cardiologists have to say.  I still experience palpitations and a heavy feeling on occasion, and we are hoping that is nothing more than just healing.

-Ethan is doing well, but thank goodness for Brittany.  She was telling us the story of Ella's 4 month sleep regression, and sure enough, about a week later-BOOM.  If it weren't for her, I would have no idea why Ethan was waking up COMPLETELY elated at 2:30 am every single morning.  Last night was the worst.  I'd be happy to let him play/coo as long as he wanted to since he isn't upset, but he is SO stinking loud it is ridiculous.  This 4 month sleep regression is worse than his newborn sleep.  Ethan has always been such a good sleeper until about a week ago.  He was sleeping 10-12 hours a night way sooner than we ever expected, but it seems that it is long gone now.  I'm hoping this is just a phase and his good sleep habits return quickly.  Any suggestions?

-Speaking of good sleep habits, I hate that question.  It seems like everyone we run into wants to ask us how well Ethan sleeps.  I always feel like we are being asked as a gauge of how well we are parenting Ethan.  I also hate it when parents make the condescending comment "Well, we didn't let our baby cry it out, so that's why s/he didn't sleep through the night until ___ months."  Ugh.  For the record, we do NOT let Ethan cry it out.  It's just not something either of us agree with or are comfortable with.

-I've asked several people we know in real life, but now I'm going to ask you.  Settle an argument between my husband and I.  Who knows what taco night is?

-Ethan laughed for the very first time yesterday and we were lucky enough to be recording at the same time! I had made the comment just the day before about how he hadn't really laughed yet, and I was looking forward to it.  His laughter has been one milestone that I really couldn't wait for, and it was the CUTEST thing.  I'll try to post the video soon.

-I am LOVING Pinterest.  Does anyone else feel more crafty and domestic after playing on Pinterest? I have so many projects I want to try. Then I think about how silly I will feel if someone recognizes that I found it on Pinterest and I'm not really as crafty as I'm trying to appear to be.

-I can't wait to show you all Ethan's Halloween costume! We decided to keep it very simple this year, but I think what we have chosen is adorable, and I can't wait for you all to see.

Happy Tuesday!


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

4 month sleep regression=real. And taco night? a night you eat tacos? NO IDEA. I feel confused now.

Madeline said...

Taco night is the night when tacos are for dinner! :)

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Erika and Jason said...

Taco night? Tuesday Taco Night? I just assumed it means tacos for dinner!

Does sleep regression happen at 3 months. Because oh man, S has been a sleeping nightmare. She woke up at 830, 930, 11, 1, and 5. Only ate 2 of those times and coo'd at her SpongeBob nightlight for 15+ minutes really loud...well until that turned into grunting and eventually screaming. It's the first night where I contemplated letting her CIO because this mama's tired! But I'm not comfortable with it either. So more coffee for me today!

So sorry to hear about the work situation. I know how much you loved that job.

Can't wait to see his costume!

Jax said...

I'm sorry to hear about the work drama. :( I'm also sorry to hear about Jason's coworker and am sending prayers. I'm also praying for your cardiology appointment, friend.

I dont have taco night... I assume it's a night you eat tacos, right? haha.. I feel like it's something more than that and I just don't know.

Pinterest DEFINITELY makes me feel more crafty! I love that about it! And it makes me feel more fashionable, too.. ha!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm beginning to think we may be on our way out of the sleep regression, too. Knock on wood, fingers crossed, and praise the Lord! You're right - it is way worse than newborn sleep!