Wednesday, March 07, 2007

touchy, touchy


i'm still waiting for the day when i can get over the weather down here. i mean, one day there's frost on the windshield and a few days later it's 80 degrees out and i'm using the AC in my car! i'm not complaining or anything, i'm just wondering when i'll get used to it. the above picture was taken last week on one of the colder days; it was windy and tristan didn't seem to enjoy that walk much at all. yesterday, during one of tristan's amazing naps (!) i re-did the little quiz in the beginning of baby whisperer to see what kind of baby he is. was utterly shocked to find he is a "touchy baby" and, after reading the description, had a major "aha!" moment. touchy babies often cry for no reason, nurse erratically, have difficulty falling asleep, and easily get off schedule. he is also very sensitive to light and noise. this began only a week ago when he startled and began to cry during applause at church. since then, i've found that i can longer have his little lamp on to read by while nursing him at night..he finds the light distracting. so, there you have it: no angel babies here. but of course we love him all the same. oh yes, and i might add that after a very successful nap day yesterday, he only woke up to eat once in the middle of the night!!! today my challenge will be to see if i can keep him on the same routine while at my mother in law's house. something tells me he may be a little aprehensive about sleeping in a crib other than his.
can i write about anything other than my baby and his sleep issues? hmmm...apparently not. cannot think of one single interesting thing to say other than 2 more weeks until my parents visit! that's it, that's all.

9 comments:

Corinne said...

Hi Hiedi. I clicked on the picture and could see the palm tree in the back ground. Wow, I felt like I was on vacation for a second. Our weather up in the Fraser Valley is quite confusing as well, snow one day and A/C the next. Now we are back to our "wonderful if you are a duck" weather. Don't worry if all you can write about is your baby, he is your almost whole life now and I think that means you are a great mommy.

Meredith said...

You just had a couple of posts abput things other than babes, so don't worry about it. That's what's going on in your life.
Good Idea to take the quiz again, now you can treat him for who he is, not how you would have him be.
take care

Shannon said...

I often wonder what I would talk about if I didn't have kids. I love the stories and photos so talk all you want.

Lovella said...

Jeepers Creepers I wish we would have had baby whisperer when we raised your generation.
Pretty funny that you wonder about talking about Tristan. I still talk about my kids, its just that now I get the eye, if it is too over the top, so enjoy his oblivion.

Jennifer said...

Hurray for whisperer enlightenment.
So, like I can't imagine what I'd be doing if I didn't have kids.
How do I relate to someone my own age who is kidless...with difficulty to be honest.
It's cool, you're in the club now.
You have interests besides the well being of your family.
Keep them alive...

Miranda said...

I want kids now :( Everyone is having them and I wanna be cool too! lol Chris and Kate are even having kids :P
One day....

Sorlil said...

sounds like all is going great, cute pic of daddy and baby!

Yup its me said...

aw It means you are proud and there is nothing wrong with that. I may not have a little person full time but I am part time mummy to my boyfriends 2yr and have been since the start so I can understand wanting to talk about it. They just become your life.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Good old San Diego "can't pull it together" weather! Hot, cold, fire, smog, earthquake, fog, more hot, and then too hot.
Glad Tristan is sleeping better. I imagine with all that is going on you missed reading my March 7th blog. It was Jeff's birthday, and Josh is in one of the pictures with Jeff in one of the pictures on the link. Bernie looked through the pictures and thought Josh was Jeff! Hope you can pick him out (without cheating and reading the comments!)