May 2nd, 2008

Macbeth the Usurper

Girl

The girl has been picking up signs very well. She knows and signs some words obsessively. In the last few weeks, they have clicked for her. This includes surprises.

We were going through one book, and she identified things as I pointed to them. I asked about the daddy in the book, and she gives me a "are you stupid?" look, then pats me hard on the chest. That's right, little girl, set me straight. I am the daddy. LOL.

We have a wonderful book called "The Stable" (I think). Its a beautiful book with a wonderful poetic narrative.

We have other books that we don't like too much. We invent new narratives for those books, or we just skip the narrative and play different games with the book. Sometimes, we just don't like certain lines and we rewrite them. At this rate of rewriting, we may as well make our own children's book soon.

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Tonight is the anniversary picnic, celebrating three years.
Macbeth the Usurper

Sleep Training

We headed into sleep training. Well, a new round of it anyway.

On Wednesday, the girl popped up at 9pm. I went in to get her to sleep, and patting did not solve the issue. I used to let her climb on me and fall asleep, but the last time that I tried that, she was just too big and never got comfortable. So thist time, after failing to get her to lie down and stay there, I just plopped down in the comfy rocker and let her do her thing in the crib. She eventually slept. So did I.

That got Jen back onto her sleep bandwagon, getting the girl to nap twice using the same basic method. Last night, she did not nurse to sleep, and she eventually put herself to sleep.

The eventual goal is to get her sleepy, plop her in the crib, and walk out.