Tuesday, August 08, 2006
One of my favorite times with Owen is the hour after he eats. He's well-rested, full, and may even expell some pent-up gas, so he is usually very happy and lively. He smiles and giggles, and it seems he realizes that he has not a care in the world! Today he was hanging out in his room on his bee blanket that Harriet (the neighbor) made for him-happy as a clam. I decided he needed to learn the art of self-inflicted pictures. Here we are...just hangin' out; baby and me! I thought I'd try something new today to get him to sleep after this fun time we had together (after that hour...he's all fuss cuz he gets so tired!). I lay him in his crib, and of course he didn't like it, but then...I vacuumed his room. He loved it and was out in 2 minutes. So, we are finding...the louder and the bumpier the better! The next trick we tried was a drive to SA so "mom" could get some gummy bears. He was out by the time we made the two mile drive. Another mile is the library so I crept in and checked out a book about sleep...I'm learning tons already!
Right now Owen and I are hanging out at the computer. This afternoon it set in that these fun times are coming to a near end when I go back to work in three weeks. Yes, we'll still have our moments, but time will go too fast to have too many like this. I guess just staring at him as he wonders at the world about him is how I should spend some of these precious moments. gotta go!
Posted by Rachel's Family at 3:43 PM