Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

As promised...

The apple...

The tree...

The Great Hard Drive Collapse 2008

After 3 years of faithful service (well, depending on how you look at it) my computer crashed on Wednesday morning. I spent the next 48 hours reviving it and trying to not cry. Thankfully, God gave me wisdom to do a backup of my most important pictures about a month ago and I had those pics saved elsewhere. If I lost all of Sydney's pics, I would have cried non-stop until Christmas. I aim to acquire an external hard drive to back up all my documents from now on because I lost everything else.

One new hard drive later, I am up and running but without half of the programs I had before. I'm trying to just be thankful that the thing works. I know pics are long overdue and I will post some before the day is out. I know you all have heard that one before. Do I get marks for good intentions? I will be out of town for school until September 23, so I'm motivated to post some pictures before I go. 

Sydney will be home with Grandy  (who will spoil her rotten before I get back) and Daddy. I'm going to miss her so, so much.

 I hope she remembers me when I get back. 

Monday, September 8, 2008

Where did my sedate little baby go?

In the last 3 weeks or so, Sydney has become a whole new baby. She went from being tranquil and calm and sedate to being nosey and busy and loud in no time at all. I'm loving see her learn new things everyday although it means I can't do anything in peace anymore. The child is all over everything I'm doing all the time. If I'm on my laptop, and she's sitting beside she starts climbing all over me and bangs the keyboard. If I'm studying, she's turning pages and crumpling sheets.

So far, I've been able to restrain her but there is one battle that she is still waging. Napping. I would love for someone to explain to me how she can sleep like a PERFECT angel at night (about 11 hours) but will not nap during the daytime. You will recall that we fought this war months ago and she was doing fine. Then she discovered that life is just too interesting for naps and started fighting them again. I was able to get her napping beside me while I study but even that is not working anymore. She ONLY wants to sleep on a person during the daytime. If she falls asleep on any one of us and we attempt to put her down, it's all over. She'll stay awake and whine and fuss the entire time. She clearly wants to sleep but just will not settle down. There was one day last week where she actually napped in her bed for 2.5 hours and then 1.5 hours the following day but nothing since then.
It's just so puzzling because we don't do anything differently at bedtime and she will go right to sleep. No fuss, no resistance. Nothing.

Where's Super Nanny when I need her?