Monday, April 16, 2007


we made it through the night without Owen waking up!! I woke up briefly at 4am, looked at the clock and wondered if I should go check on him since he hadn't woken up yet. He hasn't been sleeping through the night for the last couple of weeks. Sometimes waking up 3 times in the night. I really thought we had conquered this and we couldn't really figure out what to do about it. I got the sleep book from the library that we used a few months ago and it talks about babies being able to soothe themselves to sleep. Well, O can do this. He does it every night. He has been fussing before he goes to sleep at night or naptimes. So we were at a loss. Of sleep and solutions! Last night we gave him his bottle early, before his bath. Then he had a bath and then a story and was in bed by 7:20pm. He fell asleep straight away. And didn't wake until 6am! A little early but we all slept through the night! So we will try the same thing again tonight and see how it goes.

So that's why I've been AWOL from my blog the past week. I've been catching up on sleep and getting projects finished up. I had sample cards to finish for a class I'm teaching at Artsy Tartsy in May. I'll post pictures later this week. I finished a project two weeks ago for the show That's Clever! They are filming in MN next week but I haven't heard back so I don't think they picked me. I got Owen's birthday invitations finished last week and mailed out. And I'm trying to conquer some of the clutter in our house!

I'm also trying to finish up a book for book club. It's called Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral. It's a good read but if I had known that the woman died of cancer I probably wouldn't have picked it. I hate cancer. I hate what it does to people and their families. It makes me terribly sad and scared. Scared because I don't want that to happen to me or anyone I know and love. And it seems as though the possibility is so real. We have a friend at church who has been battling cancer for a few years now. He seems to be doing well but it could always take a turn for the worse. There is a woman on 2P's who's 13 year old son is dying of cancer. He was diagnosed in December and has a very short time to live. I cannot imagine having to go through that as a parent or preparing your child to die. My heart aches for her and her son and her family. And it makes me wonder why God lets this happen. I can understand violence and evil and sin but I don't see the purpose or the good that comes from a child having to suffer from the pain of cancer.

I have a bunch of things I'd like to post this week. My felted Easter basket that my mom made. Frannie Frog. She is a funky felt frog my sister made for me for Easter. The bunny she made for Owen. The cute Ladies Man t-shirt she made for O. My That's Clever! project. A onesie I made for O last night. The cards for my card class and I'm sure I'm forgetting some things! So I'm hoping to get back to blogging everyday this week! Hopefully sleeping will continue to go well!


Dana said...

The invitation is too cute!!! Dana

Noelia said...

Wow Heather! Seems like you've been so busy with projects, good for you! That's great that you'll be teaching a class at your LSS.
Owen's invitations are to cute! The pic with the little sombrero made me chuckle! So cute!
Good to have you back.

Colleen said...

Love the invite!!

Hope that Owen continues to sleep through the night for you! Sounds like teething to me!