Speaking of periods...
: Lovely to wake up to this morning. I've had a period almost like clockwork since 3 months postpartum (on the day!) with Aidan and on the 26th except twice now. Today (4 days early) and I skipped the 4 months postpartum period. I've *never* been this regular in my entire life.
: Aidan is a nurse on demand, exclusively breastfed (no solids to speak of yet) and has only slept longer than 2 hours at a time a handful of times. I've always gotten my period back within 6+ month with each pregnancy but it usually isn't regular. And the first few are usually pretty heavy and crampy. I've gotten pregnant with both boys when the nursing child "night weaned" or at least started sleeping through the night for at least 8+ hours straight. So nursing isn't a total birth control for me but night weaning is the fertility boost apparently.
I definitely outdid David with Father's Day.
Let's see... after letting him sleep in... breakfast in bed blueberry pancakes (with fresh picked blueberries) and rudy red grapefruit juice (his favorite
). His present was a picture I painted, I did the Texas state flag using each of the kids handprints and framed it for him to hang in his office on post at the Texas National Guard Headquarters. I used Aidan's hands to do the blue field, Jack's to do the red and Tori's big old handprint for the white star.
THEN I also cooked his favorite dinner. Ribeye steak, steamed artichokes, cucumber/avocado/tomato/onion salad drenched in Italian dressing, sauteed mustard garlic mushrooms and fresh garlic & rosemary bread.
if I do say so myself. Here's a picture of the painting.
Aidan was starting to sleep better and now... not so much.
: Between his teeth coming in (I think we are done for a while finally) and him discovering how to pull up... he's decided to stop sleeping this past week or so. He use to go down for an almost 2 hour nap about 2 hours after he woke up in the mornings... not anymore. He hasn't taken a good nap (more than 45 minutes tops) in a week and he's back to waking up every hour over the weekend. He's keeps trying to take a late nap at 6:30pm and he'll sleep for an hour... then he doesn't want to go to sleep until almost MIDNIGHT!! We were up at 6am yesterday and no one wanted to take a nap... except me.
And of course we were out late last night too so the kids sleep schedules are all off.
I'm going to try to get them back on track this week.
Monday Aidan officially moved into the PackNPlay and out of the bassinet. I went to get him from his nap and was greeted with this... Hey Mom check me out!
: So he slept his last time in the bassinet. That bassinet has "housed" my brother, me, Tori (her plethora of stuffed animals for a while), Jack and Aidan. The skirt my mom made when Tori was born and used antique lace that my Great Grandmother made for around the bottom. I'm kind of sad to see it without a baby in it.
I've added a couple of new pictures to Aidan's GALLERY
The ones in the bassinet were taken Monday and the rest were taken yesterday. The newest ones are in the 5 month+ album.
The only way I bid on stuff is to snipe...
why pay more than you need to for something. I hate when I get outsniped but its the nature of the beast.
Check around to the different online retailers, many of them are clearancing the "old style" (which is what I have) to make way for the new ones. Which I think are mainly "new colors". Just a thought to check around for.
Okay Mr. "I dont really need a nap" is back up after a whooping 25 minutes nap.
: Got to go.