1. No early-evening naps (I think he would sleep almost all day if I let him. We have mandatory awake time so he isn't awake all night).
2. Bottle at 7,8, & 9pm to make sure his tummy is super full so he doesn't wake up hungry
3. Any sugestions?!
I am wondering if his new milk is causing the change- we found out Julie's milk is 19/20 calories per ouce, whereas my milk was 22/23 calories per ouce. Maybe upping the volume before bed will be the trick.
I know babies change their schedules as they grow. I just love my sleep and hate to drag my butt out of bed in the middle of the night. More than once I've almost fallen down the stairs because I'm still half asleep (not with zeke though, thankfully!). Anyhow, if this is an inevitable change, I will accept it. But if I can make it better, I want to. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am soliciting your advice!
In other news, we are trying to get the house spotless so we can call a realtor and get it on the market! I cannot wait to get our house sold. For many reasons- one- it is very spacious and therefore requires a lot of cleaning which I don't want to do. I mean, I am grateful for having plenty of room and a lovely house to live in- I really am. It's especially nice when we have guests because there is plenty of room for everyone to stay comfortably. But honestly we just don't need the space, and I am getting totally spoiled living in such a nice house. Two- once we sell the house we will be able to save up a lot more money/finnish paying off student loans. Three- Our house is the only thing keeping us in Texas. As soon as Daniel is out of the military (may 10 2010!!) we want to go HOME. HOME HOME HOME!! I miss it up there! Granted, we don't exactly know where home IS yet, but we want to be there. Daniel spends hours looking online for acerage under $80,000. He calls Josh (his brother in KY) and asks him to drive out to such and such a place to look at random farms. Most of you know that our goal in life is to raise good, Godly children on a sustainable farm- to live on and love one place. If anyone else has this vision or has ever even thought it sounded nice, I TOTALLY reccomend my FAVORITE book, "The Unsettling of America" by Wendell Berry. It's a good one! ANYHOO... yes, selling the house- the point was that we don't want to be stuck here when Daniel's enlistment is up just because our house hasn't sold... that would mean Daniel would have to get a high-enough paying job to pay the mortgage, etc. And that is just not what we want to do. People give us funny looks when we say that we want to farm because Daniel has such a marketable set of skills from all his training. He could get a $100,000+ job no problem. But that is just not where his heart is- we have no desire at all to live that sort of life. We want to actually BOTH raise our children and live in a way that doesn't harm God's creation. We want to be in the country and do things like raise our own animals, have a garden, and so much more. We can't wait to get there!
Ok this blog was just a random rant, and if you made it all the way through, thanks for reading!