Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Daddy's Day!

In honor of Father's Day yesterday, I just have to give a shout out to my sweet Jacob, and the WONDERFUL husband and father he is. I am SO LUCKY to have him! He's a very hard worker, and I'm so grateful that I don't have to work outside the home because of the job he has, and how dedicated he is to providing for Alexia and me. And then, even after a long day's work, I appreciate how much he helps me with "Lexi chores" (diaper changes, baths, naptime routines, feeding, etc.) when he gets home.

But one of my favorite things about Jacob is how good he is with Alexia, and kids in general. He's basically a kid himself. I love watching him PLAY with her. He is the best at making animal noises, so when we sing Lexi's favorite song "Old McDonald,"she loves it when he makes up the animal sounds. He reads to her, and he makes up all the different voices in the story, and she's seemed to like his voice ever since he'd read to her or talk to her in the womb. He gets down on the floor with her, and teases her, and chases her, and tickles her, and invents games for her, and sings made-up songs to her, and tosses her in the air, and bounces her around the room on his shoulders. Alexia LOVES her daddy, and who wouldn't, with a daddy like that?

Thank you, Bear for all you do for us. Thanks for being such a good Daddy to Alexia. She couldn't ask for a better one! We love you!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Alright, all you moms out there...I need help. Alexia is getting more and more mobile, and while it's way cute, it's also making nap time so much harder. She can pull herself on anything now, and when I put her down for a nap, she cries for a minute, then figures out how to pull herself up to standing and holding onto the bars. I don't think she can fall asleep standing up, so I usually go in there, and put her back down. I don't pick her up, or sing another song, or anything. Just set her down.

The problem is, she keeps doing it over and over. No matter how tired she is. Just now, she did it four times before she just barely finally fell asleep! So, we try to go down for a nap at 10, and here it is, 50 minutes later, and she's just now sleeping. The first time she stood up, I went in soon. Then, I waited longer and longer each time until I went in. I don't want her to get used to the idea of me coming in, and that all she has to do to get my attention is stand up. But, I don't want to leave her screaming standing up in there, because she'll never go to sleep that way!

Need advice!!!