NaBlo No No

Obviously we’re not taking part in NaBloPoMo…just too busy these days. Here are some bullet-y things that have been happening:

  • We took a 5 hour road trip to attend Nutella’s sister’s wedding last weekend. Curly does well in the car but he doesn’t sleep. He just chatters and looks out the window and then eventually turns into a zombie. We had a good trip and got to visit a really awesome kids’ museum. Unfortunately, the end of daylight savings time was hard on Curly and he didn’t do well at the wedding ceremony. I had to stand in the back and try to occupy him because he wouldn’t sit in his seat and kept babbling. He was D-O-N-E even before the reception started but as luck would have it, there was a little phone booth room we found that was perfect for napping in. We grabbed his Pe@pod tent, set it up along with the monitor, and he napped for over an hour while we were able to eat a nice meal and chat with people. He did NOT want to be woken up, but dancing was beginning and relatives were going to start beating us over the head if they didn’t get to see him. It took him a while to feel comfortable, but in the end, he was dancing and looking very cute all dressed up.
  • Daylight savings time is always interesting. Curly is a great sleeper, but very much adheres to a strict schedule, wanting to go to sleep at 7pm and sleep until 7am. So we’ve been keeping him up to the new 7pm, which feels like 8pm, but he’s been waking up around 6am (yes, we know others have it a lot worse than that!) This has been throwing him off and turning him into a crankypuss. The thing is, he would gladly sleep in most days until between 7 and 8am, but he wakes up because he poops. Yep, he’s a first thing in the morning pooper and that’s his alarm clock. In order to change his schedule, we must change his pooping schedule. Over time, we’ve found out little tricks to help with this- bananas (or better yet, plantains), iron drops in his drink and complex carbs with dinner… grapes/raisins/peaches with breakfast, beans later in the day. The goal is to get him to poop later, at daycare, or in the evening. This morning was the first time it’s worked since DST ended. He had pooped at school yesterday afternoon and we had to actually wake him up at 7:45 this morning so we could get to work on time. Fingers crossed this pattern holds until he can readjust.
  • It has been months since we’ve gotten the dreaded call from daycare that Curly has been bitten by a classmate. Then it happened yesterday. And while daycare can’t give us names, Curly told us who it was- the same girl who has been biting the other children now for over a year. Daycare told us months ago that if this continued to be a problem in the 2’s room, they’d have to take further action. I guess we can let this one slide, but I won’t be surprised in the least if it happens again and then sparks will fly. This is bite number 7 or 8…and that’s just Curly’s bites from her, not to mention the other kids.

We’ve seen very few wedding pictures at this point, but here’s Curly enjoying a little snack during the cocktail hour while one of his uncles tries to teach him how to play cards

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9 responses to “NaBlo No No

  1. Curly looks adorable in all dressed up!
    We’re having problems with the time change too. Ian has been waking up at about 5:00 (5:30 if we’re lucky) and then he’s a monster by the time we go to daycare. Ugh. I hope he adjusts soon. We’ve been trying to keep him up a bit later but it doesn’t seem to help.

  2. Your morning pooper sure is a cutie. ADORABLE.

  3. Oh man, I love his beautiful curls in that picture!! Workin’ hard to live up to his bloggy nickname 😉

  4. oh my he is so cute! and awesome that he would nap in the peapod at a wedding.

  5. Such a cutie! I have to admit your poo issues make me chuckle a little, though we’ve got our own sleep issues around these here parts! Hope you get him to adjust soon and you all get some more sleep.

  6. Cutie!

    Lucas is a “first thing in the morning” guy, too… But, we’re pretty lucky– he goes until about 7:30 on the weekends!

  7. Love the picture! Sorry to hear the poor guy is being bitten again. That’s hard. I’ve been on both sides with my kids. I think they’re under stimulated or under supervised at daycare. The kids stay in the infants room until about 18m, and are then moved up to toddlers. My twins are 2 of the 3 kids in the infants room over 1 year old, and they’ve all been biting each other lately. It’s really hard that I can’t be there when it happens, because I’m not sure how the daycare handles the situation and it’s a habit I’d like to break. I don’t want to feel like I’m raising a bully!

  8. He’s so handsome. It must have felt like heaven finding that room for him to nap. Owen too had a tough time with DST, waking up my parents at 3:30 for several days. I think (now that we’re back from vacation) he’s back to his routine.

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