I don't know how much longer I have until this baby arrives. It could be one week, it could be four. Or something in between. I do know that I am a little more prepared today than I was three days ago. I spent the last weekend of my vacation sorting out boxes of baby clothes, washing them, and putting them away. We got the bassinet set up, we still need to get the carseat installed. But other than that....I think we're ready. Or as ready as we can be. Now I can begin my chant: Get it out. Get it out. Get it out.
MB went back to school today. Or rather, he had a half day because MM decided that it would be a good idea to take the boy to the beach this morning and throw rocks into the ocean instead of making it to school for morning meeting. As a consumer, I have a problem with that...how many dollars have we paid that we lost this morning while our son threw rocks into water? As a teacher, I have a problem with that....he missed The Meeting! And Choice Time! What will Stanford say about that? But as a parent, I get it. MB was having a hard time transitioning back into school-mode. He wanted to go to the beach. His dad saw an opportunity to spend some quality time with him throwing rocks. Which is important 3-year old work. And what a nice way to spend a Monday morning, when you're three years old and school doesn't really matter. Just the boys, weeks before his whole world turns upsidedown...ya, I think it was a good call, Dad.
And an update on the sleeping thing....we had a stellar second week, with MB going to sleep by himself at night time. Naps, not so much. But I think naps are harder because it's light outside, and I just NEED it more, and there is less of a chance of that happening during the day than there is at night. Except for last night when he wanted me to lay with him (lie? someone help me on this one I can never get it right), he's been a champion. Don't get me wrong, we still have the usual delay tactics. They look something like this:
6:45: Time to get ready for bed.
7:00: Now I'm serious. Time to get ready for bed
7:15: The You Must Use the Bathroom/I Don't Have to go to the Bathroom Argument.
7:20: The Great Night Diaper and Pajamas Wrestling Match.
7:30: Story time with Dad
7:40: Story time with milk with Mom
7:45: Night Night Song and lights out
7:48: The 20-Pats or 20-Rubs Debate
7:55: The First Goodnight
8:05: I Have to Go to the Bathroom
8:10: The Second Goodnight
8:15: The I Need More Milk (But Really I Just Want to See if Mom Will Come Again) Request
8:30: Silence (usually...sometimes the above repeats until 9 or 9:15).
But he's doing it alone, without one of us in there distracting him and making him silly. Naps I am still having to lie/lay there with him until he drifts off. And it usually takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Which totally sucks when you're waiting for nap so you can do important things like eat food. Perhaps it is my growling stomach that is keeping him awake. Regardless, it was back to school today so 5 days a week it's someone else's problem. All praise the preschool.