M and I had a darned near perfect day today!
It all started with a good night’s sleep. M was asleep by 7:55 and slept a full 8 hours until 4:00 AM. Now, I know that my almost-9-month-old should be sleeping through the night. But he isn’t. I’ve tried many approaches to help him learn how to sleep through the night and he just doesn’t want to do it. Because he only gets up once a night, I’m totally OK with it. I enjoy the little snuggle with him each night. AND, if I’m being perfectly honest – what keeps me from forcing the issue is knowing that he could be our only child. Knowing that, I am soaking up every moment that he wants to be in my arms.
So he slept until 4, was then up until 5 (I tried to put him to sleep without nursing from both breasts = big mistake), and then slept until 8:10! This is a big deal. This is a big freaking deal! M loves, loves, loves to get up at 5:45 or 6:00 AM, nurse, con Dad into playing with him, and then take a cat nap at 8:00, which throws off the whole day and nap schedule. The fact that he slept until 8:10? I should have bought a lottery ticket because I knew it was going to be a great day!
I got to go to the gym since I knew M wouldn’t need a nap or be fussy at daycare for the short hour that he’s there. He had a MUCH better time at daycare than he’s been having, so that was terrific! We then went to baby gym without a nap for M, which had me a bit nervous. No need to be – he was his normal happy, social, interactive self! He had a great time! I grabbed lunch and M fell asleep in the car for 45 minutes – not a great nap but I’ll take it.
We got a second opinion on our geothermal unit today – and he is in agreement with Bob that we need a new unit. This was by far the worst part of the day, but I’m used to the idea now that we’ll be shelling out the money for a new unit, so the news just sort of blew by me. While Neil (second opinion) was here, M ate his lunch and did not refuse or gag on his peas. Again – should have bought a lottery ticket (I don’t know why I say that because I NEVER buy lottery tickets – or gamble for that matter. Losing money makes me cry faster than anything else. Truly.).
It is so freaking hot here right now (80 degrees today) that I had to get Matthew some shorts in his current size. I didn’t think he’d need shorts in March so we don’t have any 6-12 month shorts. We do have 12-18 month shorts (and lots of them), but he looks sort of silly in them because he’s got a long torso and shorter legs – so he needed new shorts. We bought a few pair, put the cutest ones on him, and headed to the park.
We were at the park for almost 3 hours! We spent half of that time going for a fast-paced walk in the new jogging stroller – listening to Glee the entire time on the sound system B came up with for our stroller. M slept for 40 minutes of that walk. Again, not a great nap, but whatever! Why fret over a nap when the day was going so well? We went swinging (him alone in the baby swing, and then with me in the adult swing), slid down a couple different slides, rode on a bouncy car, and looked through tunnels. Oh so fun! I sent a photo of our fun to B and he called and asked if he could come by since he was close – and of course he could! We ended the park outing with a quick nursing in the front seat for all the world to see (because when your baby who refuses to nurse during the day asks to be fed, you do it right then and there!) before letting M drive us home 😉
We did go out to dinner (nothing new, right?) and M enjoyed his first patio meal before coming home to a house with no air conditioning again (what???). But – who cares about the air conditioning, right? Because we had the perfect day… together!