Monthly Archives: January 2012

Week 5: German, I get the hint

I guess Dominique is tired of hearing me complain about not knowing German while my language resources collect dust. Tuesday he gave me a big fat hint. These sticky notes tagging pieces of furniture, such as “Der Stuhl,” and the … Continue reading

Posted in German, Week by Week | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Operation Bedtime Bootcamp – Night 4 – Mission Accomplished

Saturday Jan. 28 9:00 p.m. Tonight I did something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I sat down with a cup of tea and my eReader (Reading: The Help) and read in silence without a baby on my … Continue reading

Posted in Operation Bedtime Bootcamp, Week by Week | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Operation Bedtime Bootcamp – Night 3

High hopes for this night were dashed in the beginning, but redeemed in the middle of the night. This process has more ups and downs than I had hoped. But it is generally working. We know she CAN put herself … Continue reading

Posted in Operation Bedtime Bootcamp, Week by Week | 2 Comments

Operation Bedtime Bootcamp – Night 2

We were not looking forward to another long night of crying. But it went fairly well, relatively speaking. Here is a quick log of the night and following day’s naps. You can read a consecutive account on the Operation Bedtime … Continue reading

Posted in Operation Bedtime Bootcamp, Week by Week | Leave a comment

Operation Bedtime Bootcamp – Night 1

Operation Bedtime Bootcamp is all about changing the way we put Sophie to bed so that she falls asleep on her own and stays asleep. Read about our decision to institute sleep training here. *I will make individual posts for … Continue reading

Posted in Operation Bedtime Bootcamp, Week by Week | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Politics, Religion and Sleep

Sleeping like a baby. Look how sweet. What no one told me, no one wrote about in all the pregnancy books (or maybe I just glossed over it in my excitement to read about baby clothes and strollers), is babies … Continue reading

Posted in Operation Bedtime Bootcamp, Week by Week | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Week 4: Midweek update on the Deutsch lessons … or not

Oh, how plans get tossed like trash. Week 4 decided to define its own challenge. Sleep. Sleep for Sophie. Sleep for me. Or should I say, seriously disturbed sleep. A major fail to sleep. I have been putting my head … Continue reading

Posted in German, Week by Week | 3 Comments