I am going to take advantage of this small window of opportunity called Nap Time and if nothing else, start a post. My little Anniebelle has had a terrible case of Cranky-teetingitise this week, and it has soundly, worn us out. Last night it felt like she was awake more more than she was asleep, crying her poor little baby eyes out. I think it may have been the worst night we have had, since she was born. If I hadn’t been so groggy, I would have cried right along with her. Eventually after what felt like hours of rocking and bouncing and pacing and patting and humming and praying, I crawled back into bed only to find my poor husband sleeping with the pillow not under but over his head. She can get pretty loud and our house is very small. After several more rounds of screaming, Annabelle and I ended up in the guest bed in the nursery and finally woke up to the phone ringing this morning, the blinked at the clock…5:24 am…it was David, he had overslept and was in such a panic to get out the door to work that he didn’t have time to kiss us goodbye. He said it was less than two minutes between the time he woke up and left for work.
First time mom speaking here, until last night, I had no idea what a family affair teething can be. As soon as she wakes up for her nap, which hopefully won’t be for a long time we are on our way to the grocery store for two things.
a double shot iced coconut latte for me
and a bottle of infant tylenol for her
Besides teething we have been busy with several projects around here. On Tuesday David bought me 14 English rose bushes. (pause here for a nice long sigh) What can I say, they were on sale! And I am going to make a rose garden. We knew we would have a our work cut out for us in planting them but so far we only have 4 left to put in the ground. More pictures to follow.
I put the finishing coat of paint on a bookshelf that David made for me (and yes, he is in fact the single most remarkable, skilled and wonderful man ever! ) It looks like something straight out of the pottery barn catalog. I love it.
Annnabelle turned 5-Months Old on Tuesday.We celebrated with ice cream cones, heaping with lemon sherbert.
With each new day we fall more deeply in love with her. As David says " she’s our little person." She is the joy of our days and we both agreed last night as we were peeking in at her playing quietly in her crib " the cutest thing we have ever seen." (emphasis on cutest AND ever) It’s a line that gets quoted in all different variations, on a daily basis around this little house.
She completes our happiness.