There's A Boat in Our Room

Seriously sleep deprived.
Parker is experiencing a bit of regression.  He isn't sleeping through the night any longer and when he does wake up, he screams.  At the top of his lungs.  His favorite thing to scream is "NOT NICE MOMMY, NOT NICE".  I don't like the idea of allowing him to scream for too long, but what I like even less is sleeping in bed with him.

I end up with an elbow to the eye or a foot to the face, sandwiched in between Parker who moves all night long and Cooper who grunts a lot.  Kevin gets an even worse deal, he sleeps with his head at the foot of the bed to avoid a shot to the throat or the very common head butt.

This is where the boat comes in.  Apparently, Kevin had a similar regression with sleep.  In order to remedy this situation, a blow up boat was introduced into the equation.  Kevin slept in the boat and the boat lived in the middle of Dennis and Linda's bed.  From there, the boat floated down the hall to the crib and eventually disappeared.


I swore that I wouldn't resort to the boat, but I'm desperate.  There's a boat in our room now.  It doesn't live in the bed, it's on the floor next to the bed, but it works.  I hope that it finds it's way down river very quickly and Parker finds his way back into his own bed for good.

Water Boarding

Bath time at our house is definitely an adventure.  We have a huge tub which makes things a little easier, but does not prevent chaos from breaking loose.

Recently, I found this scene in our bathroom.  Shortly after, Parker used the bucket to water board Cooper. 

Love This Mug.

I get to wake up to this face on a daily basis and it makes me pretty happy.

One Month Old: Cooper Survived

Cooper is just over a month old.  What a month it has been.  He spent the first week of life in the NICU.  At his first doctor's appointment after we left the NICU, he had already gained back his lost weight and was doing really well.

Parker had a tough time with reflux and spitting-up and I had a feeling Cooper would be the same way.  I was right.  Not only does he have reflux issues, but he is one of the lucky 25% of babies that has colic.  He spends about an hour every morning just crying and another two in the evening.  It makes for very rough days.  He's just unhappy for those few hours.

We are trying probiotics and I am also eliminating a few foods from my diet to see if anything will help.  Let's hope that someone catches and works soon.

He has been a blessing so far and Parker really loves him, so despite his daily bad attitudes, I think we are going to keep him.  How could you not just love this face?