Had a weird day today. Woke up at 6:00 to realize that I'd just (technically*) gotten 9 straight hours of sleep. That's right, Baby Girl didn't wake up and cry at all last night.
* I say technically because both The Hubby and I woke up repeatedly, waiting for her to get up. Isn't that always how it goes?
Anyway, we were all in pretty good moods and hung out together in bed for awhile. This is some of my most cherished time, even though it's not fun snuggle time. Oh no, it's Baby-Girl-trying-to-sit-on-our-faces time.
But then we got up, had some breakfast, then Baby Girl and I went and met a friend at her craft bazaar. We had a great trip, Baby Girl was charming, as always, and it was nice to do something different and see a good friend. Baby Girl loved greeting all the people and they seemed happy to see the little lady in the Buckeye cheerleader outfit (besides the older gentleman who asked if she was a boy or a girl...in a dress)
The Hubby and I had decided that we needed to try one nap this weekend because when trying two naps last weekend we got no good sleep from Baby Girl.
On my drive home from the bazaar, Baby Girl fell asleep. Of course.
Many people think this might be a good thing, but if Baby Girl falls asleep in the car, it's all over. It means she's not going back to sleep anytime soon and it's impossible to move her from the car to her bed sleeping (this was even true when she fell asleep after bedtime and slept a full hour in the car).
We got home, had some lunch, nursed, then decided we'd try to put her down. After she'd been up there for about 10 minutes, The Hubby went to check on her since he heard weird noises and discovered that she'd pulled the cords to her wave machine and her lamp into the crib and was playing with them. He removed them from the crib and told her to go to sleep. After about 20 minutes more, we heard another weird noise and I went up. She'd gotten the cord again, but this time I noticed that it stunk, bad.
Of course, she'd pooped. *sigh* And this was no normal poo. It was huge. And stinky. And a near blowout. Yuck. Guess it's a side effect of the cold.
So I changed her (with some distraction by Daddy that I enlisted). Then I moved her crib a foot away from the wall. I tried to get her to go to sleep on my shoulder, but she wasn't having it. I left her in her crib and she stayed up there, happily, for another 40 minutes or so. At that point The Hubby got her and brought her back down.
She was really pleasant. We went outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather we've been having (mid-70's in mid-November? Yes, please!) then played inside some. When she rubbed her eyes (around 3:30 by this point--you know, at the start of the Buckeye game), we (The Hubby) tried to put her to bed. She slept, but only for about 40 minutes. And when she woke up, she was CRANKY. Ugh. Like signed for milk, I held out my arms for her to come see me, and she melted down in the middle of the living room floor cranky.
Dinner finally arrived (The Hubby begged for pizza, so I finally gave in) and she ate 1 1/2 slices of Papa John's pizza. And then she was happy. Apparently she was just hungry. Guess that's what a massive poo will do to you.
So then we had a great time watching the second half of the game. It's a good thing she slept through a lot of the first half...it was ugly. But the second half was fun, Baby Girl was fun....it was good.
Our highlights (besides the actual football):
Baby Girl showed us the sign for "loss of down" when the ref did it--amazing how much attention she pays to these things!
Baby Girl repeatedly held her arms up for "touchdown"
Daddy and Baby Girl danced around (mostly marching) when we'd score a touchdown. He and I would sing the fight song while they danced and when we were done, she'd clap. And then she'd twirl in circles until she fell down.
Yep, she was getting a bit slap-happy. But it was adorable and she was SO much fun. She would hide around the corner, then jump out and giggle like crazy. I was actually a bit sad to see her go to bed. Luckily, she went down easily, which surprised both her daddy and me. I'm just hoping she stays there for awhile, especially since I'm headed to bed now. My throat hurts worse than I remember it hurting in a VERY long time. I think it's just some post-nasal drip going on, but wish either the cold would really start (snot coming out of my nose, that is) or it would just go away. This sore throat is awful.
Good night! And Go Bucks!