Wednesday, October 29, 2014
We don't really celebrate Halloween here in India so I hadn't been planning on doing anything. However, when my mom asked what costume Dreamer would wear and I told her we weren't doing anything she protested "Come on, just for pictures!" I thought okay, I'd come up with something just for photos...
Then I saw an adorable crocheted costume on facebook and I knew that was what I was doing.
However, it's not quite done. Mostly, but not totally. I thought about taking a picture of what I have completed, but since the only thing I'm doing with this costume is making it for pictures, I decided I wanted to wait for the big reveal, you know?
So on Halloween expect to see super cute Dreamer pictures here on the blog!
Monday, October 27, 2014
|Let's go to bed, Baby...|
We've not gotten a lot done today. I know it's because you're teething and feeling clingy so I can't get farther than two feet from you without you crying. Which is why I basically rarely left your side today. I'm starting to get tired, I say let's shut down the house and head to bed. You'll get sleepy soon too, yes? You're probably hungry and I'll just nurse you to sleep. I think we'll be asleep within an hour, right?
Dear Baby, 1:09am
You were actually asleep for like five minutes you know. But when Mommy reached over to flip the light off you woke up since the source of your food left the two inch perimeter of your face. And now you're giggling and Wide. Awake. You keep kicking me.
Okay, let's play with you a little to tire you. You'll be back to sleep soon, right?
Dear Baby, 1:36am
|You, a few minutes before I went to the|
You were playing so happily with your little plastic giraffe rattle, I thought I could sneak over to the bathroom. Which is attached to the bedroom,, and I left the door open. You were on the bed. And yet, you realized I was gone and started shrieking. I was already on the toilet so I kept going, but I was calling out that I'd be back and I loved you.. you didn't care. You know Mommy doesn't wear diapers, right?
Still, it made me sad to see your tear streaked face two or three minutes later when I rushed back. I'm glad I snuggled you back to calmness. Maybe you'll sleep now.
Dear Baby, 2:39am
I wanted some adult company so I called your grandma in America. That was nice, right? You hung up on her, which you must have thought was cute... and honestly, it was. But still. Don't do it. Especially since I know you mainly did it not to hit the red on screen button but because you're trying to grab Mommy's phone and put it in your mouth.
Speaking of your mouth though when you kissed my cheek was adorable. I think my heart melted.
Still, let's try sleep now, okay? Grandma was awake because in America it's the afternoon. Here in India it's sleepy time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are asleep. I'm going to bed now too. Love, love, love, love, love you!
Dear Baby, 5:25am
This is really not fair. I am not just the part of the milk comes out of, you understand? So if in my sleep I roll so it's my side and not that part of me that's two inches away from you, please don't start whimpering okay?
Now, I'm not talking about that nightmare you had a bit ago, I get that you can't help that. I prayed over you. Though that also woke me up.
I'm just saying that as I fall asleep my body starts to move a bit. Because pacing the floor with you and nursing you all day and all that makes my back hurt and it wants to be able to move in sleep... but every time I move you wake me up. Please stop!
Dear Baby, Sometime after dawn
Yeah, read the last letter again, will you? Yes, I have gotten some sleep. But it's not enough... okay fine, you're not compromising. I guess I will get some pillows and try to prop my body up so the milk dispenser stays within reach of your mouth. I guess this is because you're teething.
Still, you're crazy, baby. But I love you.
Dear Baby, 12:57pm
Okay, Mommy's up now. She's talking to Daddy, who is home after working all night. You're sleeping. This is great.
Dear Baby, 1:37pm
Leaving the room now. Don't wake up. (I confess I feel a bit free to go to the bathroom without feeling like I'm abandoning you. I did a little happy dance that was really me stretching my tight shoulders with a smile. Cause I'm too tired to dance.) Daddy's there for when you wake up. Which probably will be soon.
Dear Baby, 2:22pm
Okay, I've had breakfast. And you're not awake.
This is weird.
But good, right? I guess I should get something done that's not easy to do with you awake, right?
|You, awake, with your Tigger!|
PS. I think I miss you a little.
Dear Baby, 3:07pm
Your Daddy just brought you to me. Good morning, Starshine! (Or afternoon, whatever.) I'm happy to see you! Let's start our day! Oh, off for a diaper change!
PS. Maybe today let Mommy go say, ten feet away from you without thinking it's a big deal? I'll let you play with your giraffe. Or poppity turtle. Even Tigger or Tagpole. Whatever you want.
PPS. Love you.
*This is meant to be humorous so all times were estimated and all letters written after the fact. But this was basically Saturday night into Sunday this week. All photos are actually of that time!*
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I'm so thankful for my delightful baby. She's teething right now so I keep having to comfort her but she's so happy and playful lately, she melts me. I adore that little baby.
I'm thankful for my husband, who is my dearest friend after Jesus. We've been having some good times hanging out lately.
I'm thankful for crocheting and other crafts that give me the satisfaction of creating something with my own hands.
I'm thankful for children's books.
I'm thankful for moderate weather.
And as always, I am thankful for the internet.
What are you thankful for this week?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
While my American friends and family are blowing up facebook with statuses about pumpkin flavored everything, apple picking and putting on layers this is the conversation Ryan and I had this morning:
"Feels great outside."
"Yeah, it was mid sixties at sunrise. We should go walk to the store."
"It's going to get hotter though."
"Yeah, but it's really cooled down. The high for the day is only 90. To have some perspective that means it's going to stay cooler all day than human body temperature. It's really starting to cool down!"
Happy Saturday everybody, from India.
Friday, October 17, 2014
I am thankful for my friendships and for my husband.