Tuesday, February 03, 2009


gonna take a break from obsessing about sleep. turning into the nap nazi is not the kind of parent I want to be.

I wish I knew how to post video here - Valerie is doing THE CUTEST thing recently - she figured out the cause-effect connection with things that rattle. Every toy that fits into her hand, she lifts over her head and SHAKA SHAKA SHAKA! If it doesn't rattle she throwns it away and tries the next one. If it does rattle, she'll just beam and shake the thing over and over again. Also she has discovered that balls can bounce - she has a tennis ball and another ball that shell lift and drop (and try to chew on), watch them bounce 3-4 times, then do it over and over again. Also, she kneels really well, can balance a long time on her knees. And, finally, she has learned how to pull off her hat... we're doomed...


LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

Thanks for the tips re: sleeping. I read some of Baby Whisperer's work at Bor.ders oneday and have tried to use a modification of her approach. I particulary like your analysis of when to soothe, when to leave, etc. I plan to utilize it and hopefully it will help.

I feel for you - all of that interrupted sleep must mean that you are always exhausted. Hang in there!!!!


Anita said...

Sounds so cute! Nice to hear about the enjoyable parts of your day with Val!