Friday, November 5, 2010

Not So...

Well, I guess I spoke too soon...Caleb is not so babywise...but we are still working on it! Sleeping through the night is not a problem at all...its getting up too early! He wants to get up at 6:30 and I am still trying to get myself up and get a few things done...I am trying to make him wait until 7:30. So lately he has just been crying in his crib for an hour...TERRIBLE! I feel like a terrible mother, but I know it is what is best for him! Eventually he will wake up happy and play in his crib! We are working on our schedule throughout the day, but when he gets up at 6:30 it throws everything off...its a work in progress and I am trying to not get frustrated or upset. He also has this new habit of waking up after 30 min or 45 min. Ha! That is NOT a nap Caleb! So I try to comfort him and give him his pacifier and put him back down...usually he is not having it and will cry for the rest of his nap time...We are also working on the moral part of babywise. He has learned to not put his fingers in his mouth at the table, "we don't play with our food." Other things he continues to try out despite instructions not to...the computer cord!

I was reading in a new book I started, "Graced & Gifted, Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker's Heart" by Kimberly Hahn and thought I would share this quote for all you super-moms out there!
" Does God intend for us to complete every homemaking task every day? No, it is not humanly possible. If it is not possible, then it is not God's will for us. Embracing the humility that comes from incomplete daily work is one of God's gifts to us through this calling."

Recently Darryl and I go to to the a Ranger's World Series game (thank you daddy!!) with my dad, sisters, and brother-in-law. We left Caleb at home!! (Best decision EVER!) It was so much fun! We truly enjoyed ourselves!
Darryl is on his last day of VA outpatient and will be back to inpatient next week (on-call every fourth night...) We had a good time for his birthday/halloween. It was low key, but fun! I am so blessed to have him in my life! What a good man!
We are going to "the country" this weekend (my parents lake place). Kind of a spontaneous decision! I am running the Dallas Half Marathon on Sunday, so we will leave C-man with my parents go by ourselves!

Have a Blessed Weekend with your Loved ones!


  1. I'm following you. Come follow me. Love all the fall pics of your precious Caleb. :) Go Frogs...Im all purple today! love you, hannah

  2. Madelyn, I enjoy reading your blog! Are you still working or do you get to stay at home with that sweet baby of yours? I saw you post about my blog design, I actually had a friend do it. She is from Tyler, Kathryn Bilberry, and she did it for me. I am not good at doing this kind of stuff so thankfully she was willing to help me. Sorry I am not much help to you. Glad I can keep up with you through the inter-web. :)