ONW (Operation Night Weaning) UPDATE:
It has been about a week since ONW began. The first two nights M fussed a bit, but he quickly realized that 1.) Momma was not going to pick him up and nurse him, and 2.) he could survive Momma not picking him up and nursing him. Last night he slept from 7:00(ish) until 7:30 this morning....without once needing me to help him settle. And his daytime nap has gotten longer too. I felt so well-rested today after last night's solid chunk of sleep I even hopped on the treadmill and took a mile in the afternoon.
that mile is not going to help when I have a super-fantabulous neighbor who 1.) offered to have N help her make cookies this afternoon while the boys napped so I could have some downtime and then 2.) sent N back some 3 hours later with 3 bags of cookies in hand. What a Christmas gift!!!!! HAC knows the upcoming 2 weeks of family togetherness may kill me, so having N home sick from school Monday and Tuesday, and then school being canceled today and tomorrow due to ice....well, that was just someone shitting on my cake as opposed to putting icing on it. One day when my kids are older, I fully intend to do some kind of niceness for a mom with young kids like HAC does for me on a regular basis. I told her she and her husband must live next door until M is 10.
THIS EFFIN ICE....
has ruined the psyching myself out that I had intended for today and tomorrow in preparation for the next two weeks. And N was so bummed because with school canceled tomorrow so to is her class party. Not a good way to start a vacation.
Mother Nature is kinda being a bitch right now.
the documentary was simply wonderful. I watched it on Netflix and found myself appreciating M so very much. Offering him extra kisses and snuggles in a vain attempt to slow down the process of him turning into a little boy. It is truly amazing how a baby changes in a little over a year.