Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring Fever Remedy

A dear friend of mine always gives me a pot of flowering forced bulbs around the time of my birthday (read: the worst month of the year... February) because she knows how much I, erm, dislike winter and long for spring.

I love flowers in February.  They make me happy.

Update on the sleep battle:

This baby's mommy is a genius!  GENUIS!  Bwaa-haa-ha-haaaaa!  BWA-HA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I discovered that I have a white noise machine already in my room.  Okay, maybe it's not so genius, considering I didn't realize this a long time ago, but you know what they say-- sleep deprivation is the mother of invention.

That is what they say, isn't it?

Anyway.  I have a white noise machine beside my bed in the form of an old digital alarm-clock-radio that I've had since I was about 10.  Set the dial to some good static, et voila-- white noise, volume controlled.  Hopefully it's not as hard on our electric bill as a fan.

I've only so far employed this tactic today, but so far so good (of course, now I'm ruining it by broadcasting it all over the intertubes...).  His nap this morning was a good 1 1/2 hours, and now for his afternoon nap, he's been sleeping over an hour and a half and is still sleeping.

During lunch, Evan was playing contentedly on the floor and Nathan commented "He sure is a pleasant baby when he's slept well!"

Indeed, my dear.  Indeed.


  1. Awsome! I'll have to try it!

  2. Yay for white noise! :D Michael's machines have been white noise for Megan, Jody, and Gideon. Gideon still has it since they share a room now. :)
    Thankfully, Leah is not a light sleeper most of the time.

  3. Hi! I'm visiting from Stone Cottage Diaries and want to thank you for your comment. That's exactly what I tried to say three times and failed. I was coming across as confrontational and didn't mean to so I deleted my comments. We raise these birds every year and they are delicious. You are so right, if you raise them correctly you will have few thanks for saying what I couldn't! ;0)

  4. Thanks, Goodwife! I actually found it difficult not to be confrontational as well... so I stuck to the facts. :-)

    Thanks for visiting!

  5. Such a relief that I wasn't the only one. It can be so very hard to put your words into writing on a blog comment.

    Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for commenting on my blog as well!