Thursday, August 02, 2007

Pardon My Lack of Blogging

I've officially gotten a cold...the first one I've had in ages and ages, and so now am relaxing every chance I get and trying to sleep more. This means putting Baby E in her swing when she wakes up at a godawful hour and decides to have a conversation with herself. It's cute, but I can't sleep through it no matter where I am or where she is. I feel like a Bad Mommy then, but a better rested Bad Mommy, at least.

Sleep issues as a whole have gotten better, though. She's taking two good naps every day and going to bed earlier. Out of desperation I tried swaddling her (read: wrapping her arms and torso so she can't move around and wake herself up) and that has made all the difference. She hated swaddling when she was tiny, and although now I can't say she loves it she'll let me do it for the most part and then go pflunk right to sleep. It amazes me every time. I wish I had a video of my first attempt because it took me at least 5 minutes and a total of 3 blankets to get her tied up. Oops, I mean, "swaddled." It felt like those cartoon fights where you see limbs periodically emerging from a big cloud of dust.

Since she's now somewhat on a regular bedtime schedule, my husband and I were able to celebrate our 3-year wedding anniversary with a couple of movies. I know I complain about French television, but I have to say that I love French films. They really make some brilliant movies. We saw Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas and it was one of those original movies that just stuck with me. After finishing it I wanted to go back and watch it all over again. I don't want to spoil it for anyone so won't give the details (check the link if you're curious), but just know it's worth the money to rent.

I'll be out of commission for a couple of weeks, so have a happy August, wherever you are.


Riana said...

Happy Anniversary!! It was our third last week and it sucked. Maybe we should have stayed home and watched movies instead. Have a great month!

Anonymous said...

Hope it was a wonderful 3rd thought about it when we had our
33rd, but then totally lost it.
Sorry you have a cold, but hope it doesn't keep you from enjoying the South and have a wonderful August.
The little one is adorable keep up the good work glad she is resting some and giving you a little break too. You both are doing a super job

Deb said...

Hope you're feeling better. Happy belated anniversary!

I hope your little one is doing well too. =o)

Jonathan & Kari said...

Thanks for the movie review. I'd considered seeing it after reading a few reviews, but to be honest am not that big a fan of French films. But we'll see!

the fabulous adventures of sarah said...


I hope you feel better soon!

Big hugs from Maine!

Pardon My French said...

Thanks, Riana!

Amomymous, thanks again. Hope I remembered your 33rd, but can't remember if I remembered or not. Sheesh.

Thanks, Deb!

Jonathan & Kari, I definitely think this movie is worth it. Let me know if you watch and like it.

Pardon My French said...

Hi, Sarah! Hope you're enjoying Maine! :)