T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Where We're At...

Well, T Rex's virus seems to be subsiding. He is itching less but also sleeping less. He's averaging only 8 hours of sleep a night when he usually gets 10 - 11. And he's been cutting his naps short. Argh.

What does this mean? Cranky T Rex and grump T Rex Parents with bags under their eyes!

Have I ever mentioned that having kids ages a person rapidly? Seriously, it does, but you know, it is TOTALLY worth it. I know some day we will feel all nostralgic for these days so I'm just going to relish every moment of it!

Luckily, my hubby's been getting up at the wee hour of 5 am to entertain the little guy. It really is hard to be too grumpy with him when he gives out kisses so liberally at such an early hour. And he still has the sweetest breath, even in the morning!

Overall, I think he is on the mend. And I am keeping up with school. That's good news.

And there's a three day weekend with T Rex Dad just around the corner. My mom is going to come on Friday to watch T Rex so we can go to a double movie feature. I've been starved for entertainment. I've been dying to see Transformers 2. And we're going to the IMAX to see it, so I am doubly excited!

Oh, I did pull together an amazing baby gift box for a friend of mine. I have seven friends, yes, seven, who are all having babies within two months of each other. Whew - that's a lot of sewing for me. Maybe I should not have committed to that "homemade gifts only" policy for this year. But the box turned out amazing and since she has not received it yet, I cannot post a photo. I will shortly. All I can say, is if you're needing any assistance in the fertility department, I can get you some of our local water. There has to be something in it!

The winner of June's toddler backpack giveaway is Kim over at "The Child" - her little one is nearly the same age as T Rex. He is so charming and she always has such excellent messages behind her postings. I highly recommend checking out her blog.

Since I have SO many baby gift boxes (you'll see what I mean by boxes when I post the photo), I've decided to skip making something for July and instead give away one of my most FAVORITE new indulgences - Goat Milk Soap. I am totally addicted - especially to the oatmeal honey and cucumber melon. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and the scents are amazing. Check out the link and make note of what kind you think you'd like because the winner of July's giveaway will receive her choice scent.

Giveaway rules are the same - entries are counted as one comment per blog posting per blog either T Rex Mom and Dad Tales or T Rex Tales. The entries are doubled at the end for followers.

(You'll notice my postings are getting fewer but longer - that's probably a trend since I've started school. Be well and if I don't write before the holiday have a great Independence Day for all my American readers out there! And don't forget to put out your flag.)


Nina said...

I am glad to hear he is on the mend. I couldn't imagine going through the itching with a little one that doesn't understand.

I laughed at your crack about something in the water. Isn't it funny how everyone seems to be having babies at the same time. At one of the other offices (far away from me) where I work that is going around and we joke about it.

septembermom said...

Good news about T-Rex starting to feel better. It must be sweet for T-Rex Dad to get those early morning kisses. Keep up the good work with school. You're a terrific student! Wow, you really do have a ton of baby gifts to get together. Congrats to Kim on winning too! The new giveaway sounds great:)

Kim said...

Jenn!! I can't believe I won...that's so great. I'm glad that T-Rex is getting better and believe me I know all about the lack of sleep. Since we started weaning, I can no longer get Deaglan at 5am (he has always woken up at this time!!!!) and bring him to our bed. So I have had to get up and bring him downstairs so we can have cuddle time before breakfast. It's worked out okay because we've been off work since Friday and I can have a nap around 9am but tomorrow we go back to work:(
Let me know what you need from me for the backpack. I feel bad that you'll have to pay for the shipping - it can get expensive crossing borders.

Katie said...

So good to hear your little dinosaur is doing better! It's always hard on the whole household when a little one isn't well. Even our cats and dog start to show a little wear when Alex is under the weather.
I posted a couple completed knitting projects on my Facebook account - I'm getting real close to giving in to the desire to re-start my blog over on blogspot to chronicle my knitting journeys.

Jenners said...

Glad the virus is getting better ... it looked horrible! Hopefully he'll get back into a routine soon and the sleep issue will get better. He is going through some big changes so I guess it is to be expected! Hang in there!