Our cry-it-out weekend

Friday was full of heated texts between Chris and I over Greta’s sleep patterns.  By 5-6 weeks, she was sleeping well and we were feeling so blessed.  Recently, she started waking up more and it got to the point where I was spending hours and hours in the nursery with her trying to comfort her, and rock her, and sometimes nursing her repeatedly just so that she would go back to sleep.  It’s exhausting.  Mothers know that.  But it is also what we do:  I’ll spend all night in Greta’s room so that she can sleep and I won’t.  Then I’ll spend the next day totally wired and feeling “sad.”  (When I get tired, I get sad–not mad, or irritable, just really sad. Hahaha.)  I guess Chris had about enough of it because he suggested we just let her cry.  The heated texts began.  This was maybe our second disagreement…

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Meet Harrison:

The fourth and newest member of our family.  We just got him tonight and I can’t stop smiling.  He’s a stylish and sophisticated 2003 Acura MDX.  Low mileage–high style.  Love him already!  We traded in Chris’s longtime girlfriend, Brittany, (SEE YA!) for $3,200.  We couldn’t believe the guy was actually gonna give us that for the ’97 Toyota Camry (complete with cracked windshield, dead battery, broken side-view mirror and 176,101 miles).  Honestly, that was the selling point for me: getting that much for a trade-in.  I hate spending money.  I have avoided and/or ignored all conversations we have had about getting a new car because I couldn’t stomach forking out monthly payments again.  (Our cars were both paid off–as if it wasn’t obvious that a 1997 and  a 2002 car would be paid off by 2010.)  I thought for sure that I would feel sick all night after signing the…

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4 months and Hot tubbin’

Last Thursday, Chris and I took Greta to her four month appointment…together.  We are such proud parents.  And there is PA-LENTY to be proud of.  Our not-so-little girl is 26″ long as of last week and 15 pounds 9 oz.  As of last week–that means this week, she’s most likely over 16 pounds and about ready to dunk a basketball.  She is growing very fast.  She talks nonstop and will smile at anyone who will talk to her or smile at her or look at her.  She’s a happy baby.  She likes standing up and sitting up and nuzzling into your neck.  Ah, I love her. Saturday I took off to Idaho for my sister, Patty’s baby shower.  Chris is away on business for an entire week, so I am staying with my parents.  We have never been away from each other this long.  So far, it’s hard, but I…

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