And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Slippers and Sleep

First of all- here are the promised pictures of the ADORABLE slippers that my friend, Ruth, knit for Benj. Brian and I have a pair and now so does he!

Sleeping update- not much has changed. We've kind of gone back to our "normal." Normal for us somewhere between 3-6 times up each night. Anything less than that would be a first...and a miracle. We've had many nights up more than that and those are the nights that lead to cranky mornings and exhausting afternoons. We've settled back into normal though and we've learned how to handle and manage normal.

Brian's mom bought us a mobile and that thing has bought us several extra hours of sleep. It has 4 little stuffed animals that turn in a slow circle and lights the create this odd glow on the animal's faces. He loves it. It also plays music. I often find myself wondering what Bach, Beethoven and Mozart would say if they knew that some of their most famous compositions have been turned into lullabies and whimsical songs for children. Almost all of Ben's toys, CD's etc play something classical that has been re-done to suit a much younger audience. The best feature of the mobile- the remote control. Often times when it's 4:00 a.m. and Ben is awake cooing in the crib, we can sneak to the door and pick up the strategically placed remote, hit the button and not even have to go in the nursery. If he saw us, he would want to play, or be picked up, or fed. Now we hit the button and the lights go on, the animals start their circuitous march, the music starts playing and Benjamin is mesmerized. Thanks to Mom Roelofs for buying us some extra sleep.

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