Saturday, April 12, 2008

Let the Monitering Begin!

Ben is sleeping in his crib!!!!!!! He was really tired, and was in dire need of a nap, so I figured once he was asleep he'd sleep pretty hard, so this was the best time to try it. I tried before, but putting him on his back, and that didn't work at all. He startled himself awake about every 15 seconds. Right now he's on his stomach, and sleeping so well! He can easily roll onto his stomach himself, and sleeps on his stomach on me all the time, so I'm not really worried about it anymore. And I am so happy he's in there!! I figure I'll put him in there at least once a day for his nap, if I can, for a few weeks before I try him in there at night, so he's very used to it. I plan to go in as soon as he wakes up, so the whole experience isn't scary for him.

It's so nice to have him sleeping on his own! I can get things done! I made a shortbread cake, which both John and Mike really like. It's in the oven now, and soon I will start the frosting. The cake is a recipe from one of my cookbooks that I made with white spelt flour, and it tastes exactly like shortbread. The frosting is my tried and true Most Delicious Chocolate Frosting In The World recipe, which I will post one of these days.

I am kind of wanting a nap, too, but the cake is baking, and I don't think he'll sleep long enough for me to get in a good one after it's done. He'll take another nap around 4 or 5, depending on when he wakes up from this one, so if Mike and John and the kids aren't back yet, I may sleep with him then.

Hmm...speaking of them getting back, I have no idea what to do for dinner. I think John is planning on taking the kids to McDonald's so Mike and I can have an in-home date, so I think I am only cooking for the two of us, but I should make sure first.


Andrea said...

I'm guessing you already have a baby monitor? If not, I have a brand new one I don't know what to do with...

Anonymous said...

What happened to your computer? And concerned that your cough is not bettr! How about having that checked out this week? These things can become pnuemonia--'walking pnuemonia'. This will also drain your energy. Do you have Fenugreek and Thyme? This tea will loosen your lung stuff--or that Diphenhydramine that Dad suggested. HUGE congrats on getting Ben into his bed. He'll get used to it. Sleep will demand it. ~mom