November 28th, 2010



good thanksgiving. great thanksgiving.

Thursday marc and his mom cooked dinner at our house. we had mike & a over, former roommate and K.J. joined later. Josie was really happy. After dinner we played dominos for a REALLY LONG TIME... I mean, we made it through all 13 rounds of Mexican Train which I don't think I've ever done in one sitting. By the end of the game the dots were totally running together for us but we finished. I did not win. I had a really good time though.

Friday we packed up and headed to KC. Mom had the family over for a light soup supper in the evening and Josie got to meet lots of my cousins and aunts and uncles for the first time.

Saturday was the big dinner with mom, dad, my sister and brother-in-law. More dominos.

Jo's schedule and routines are all screwed up. She wouldn't nap during the day or even eat much, just too much going on I guess. She was so tired at night, but decided to fight it and just be fussy instead of actually sleeping, then she was up every two hours wanting food or comfort or both.

Sometimes now on nights when she wakes up a lot, I just lay her down in bed with me and leave her there when she falls asleep. I wake up pretty stiff, especially when we're sharing a twin size bed and she takes up like 3/4 of it because I put stuff on the edge to keep her from rolling off. Not that she would... she continually rolls up right next to me. But anyway when we bed-share I can sort of nurse on autopilot while dozing. I'd never want to start out the night with her in our bed... I really like the fact that we put her down in her crib now and marc and I get to talk and debreif like we used to before we go to sleep. But it's kinda fun waking up in the morning to baby smiles. And in the early morning hours, like 3 or 4 am, it's nice to just nurse her and know I won't have to worry about whether she'll stay asleep being moved back to her crib. I've been getting a lot more sleep this way lately.