Friday, May 16, 2008

Shocking News!

Drumroll please…our child slept for almost 8 hours straight!!! Sybilla finally fell asleep at 10:30 last night and I was totally shocked when she didn’t wake up until 6 this morning. She then consumed 6 ounces of milk and squirmed a bit until she fell back asleep (as did Mommy) until almost 9. I don’t know if this is a new development or a fluke, but whatever. Mommy got 6 hours of sleep and she is pumped! Happy Friday!

There’s not really anything new to report on the baby development front. Little S loves to have her morning playtime when she gets up. We’ve been getting out of bed about 9ish and Mommy pumps for Daddy Day Care. We then “play”, which consists of her laughing and squealing with delight while throwing her arms and legs everywhere. We also have some tummy time and lately we’ve been trying to roll over. That’s where Mommy rolls the baby and makes ridiculously excited happy noises. I read somewhere that even though your kid may not be ready to roll over, they’re still assimilating all of the information and will be able to use it later for when they do roll over and it might help them roll over sooner. Even if she doesn’t roll over early, it adds enough variety for Mommy not to get too bored too soon. We also have stand up play, which I think is probably Billa’s favorite. She stands and squats and stares at the floor, the bookshelf, me, and anything else while enjoying the movement. It’s really cute, but I haven’t been able to capture it on film for posterity yet. She's started this habit of looking so damn serious when the camera comes out!

In other news, I am now officially launching the Kelly’s Search for a Satisfying and Well-Paying Real Job. I updated my resume and started looking for available positions. I decided when I went on maternity leave that I was not going to accept any job because I had to, but because I wanted to. I think part of the reason I’ve been so miserable with my past couple of jobs (Quizno’s excluded) is because I took them because I had bills to pay and I was desperate. I don’t think it’s a good idea to accept anything out of desperation because it sets up for rocky times ahead. I want to be able to stick with something for awhile, make a career out of it, and enjoy my work for once. I think being able to call the shots will ultimately make me feel better about any job I have. I’ve been following up on some leads through some friends and checking the university boards on any positions and if any of our dear readers know of anything else, please let me know!

So that’s pretty much it. We’ll let you know when there is more to tell! Until then, toodle pip, kiddies!

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