Tuesday, February 20, 2007

These are the new floor pics. I took new pictures, uploaded them and have blogged about the floor AGAIN. If they don't turn out this time then you'll just have to come over to see it. Also, notice that I rearranged the shelves on one side of the island to make it more asthetically pleasing. Well at least the bottom shelf is. The top shelf is where I put my stainless steele mixing bowls because I need them often and I can rarely find them and I figured it would be handy if my measuring cups were there too. I'll re- do the shelves on the other side of the island as soon as I can figure out what to put over there.

So while I'm here I suppose I should post about something other than the floor.....like maybe my two-year-olds sudden disdain for sleep? I think for the last two months off and on she'll have trouble sleeping. This is a recent development and is quite unwelcome considering the fact that she's my only "good" sleeper. Chloe didn't sleep for the first year of her life due to her constant tooth eruption- she had every tooth/molar with the exception of her canines by her first birthday. And she's lost 7- soon to be 8 in the last year! But Halle was different, she occasionally had trouble sleeping but for the most part she's like me- put her to bed and leave her alone. Last night however was soooo different. We put her to bed and she went to sleep, we put Chloe to bed and Halle stayed asleep, Travis and I went to bed and she started crying- sigh. So we put her in bed with us for a while to calm her down, Travis ended up on the couch and at 2 am she was still wide awake! At that point I felt myself starting to come unraveled and decided that she HAD to go to her bed. So I put Chloe in my bed and put Halle in hers. For the rest of the night there were periods of quiet mingled with cries and Halle banging on her door. Or at least it seemed that it was the rest of the night. Travis said that he got her and slept on the couch with her on his chest for 2 hours before he had to get ready for work. Then he put her in Chloe's bed and the quiet-crying-banging on the door cycle returned. Then I got up at 6:45 for my taking kids to school routine followed by snuggling with Halle on the couch. I fed her and put her down for a nap at 11 and there was MORE CRYING! I thought she HAD to go to sleep at some point, really, what is going on?!? Then the thought came to me "two year molars". So I went to her room and asked her to open her mouth. I put my finger in the back of her mouth and there they were- four molars coming in at once. It's not like this is my first kid, so why does it take me so long to figure this stuff out? I have no idea how tonight will go. She'll get some Advil and some numbing gel, I'm sure and she has to pass out at some point, doesn't she? I mean, really how much non-sleeping can a two year old that likes to sleep take? She actually fell asleep on my chest for about 45 minutes but as soon as I got up so did she. I'm sure that this will pass soon and as much as I enjoy most parts of taking care of these little ones this is one thing that I'll be glad to see pass.

6 comments:

mary said...

okay...I'm coming to see the floors right now...well, maybe not right now...Friday at the earliest.

Poor Halle, poor mommy and daddy too. I will pray that tonight is much better, I know that frustration all too well and I certainly feel for you.

I have had that same "why didn't I know that?" feeling as well, but I always chalk it up to not thinking clearly when I'm EXHAUSTED!

Amy said...

Awesome! Come over anytime. Yeah, at least I had a chance to sleep for about an hour today but Travis wasn't able to and he had to work late. And he has to work late the rest of the week- I guess I'll be driving to AL.

Tisra said...

Nope on the photos still. Maybe its me? I thought I'd try a test posting of a picture and it seems to be working for me. I just clicked the Add Image icon and browsed my folders for the right jpg and that was it.

Amy said...

Well, I've been using Picasa and I know that Blogger is aware of the problem. I've browsed their forums, etc. but in order to report my specific problem I have to join the correct forum, etc and it's a total pain and I haven't had the time to do all of that. I also tried the add image button and it didn't seem to be working but I'll try it again.

Tisra said...

Are you using the new Blogger? When I switched back to Blogger, I changed over to the newest version. to post a picture, I open my iPhoto (you'd want to open Picasa) and I look for a photo and make note of the file number/ name (5436.jpg, for example). Then, when I click on the Add Image button on a blog post, it allows you to browse your computer for an image. I type in the number or name of the file I saw in iPhoto and it searchs quickly to find it. Click Upload Image, then Done (when it allows you) and the picture should appear in the draft of your post. I wonder why its working differently for you. :-(

Amy said...

I'm using the Blog This feature in Picasa. The pictures show up while I'm blogging and then they'll post to my blog where they stay for about 30 minutes and then disappear. I'm using the new Blogger and I found out through the help forums yesterday that there are others that are experiencing the same problem- of course I should probably consider myself lucky since some people have lost their entire blogs. I also tried the add image icon but for some reason my computer is blocking "certain" popups. I uninstalled the Google toolbar, restarted the computer, and hit CTRL when I push the button (and I tried it without hitting CTRL) and it still says that popups are blocked. Travis checked it for me a few days ago and found the issue but he's not able to fix it. And it doesn't happen all of the time because some pictures are staying put- just not the ones I really want to show. So I'll try to figure it out or join a forum to report my blog because they're asking for the specific URL but I've spent WAY too much time on this in the last couple of days.