Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Some Firsts

Some firsts over the last couple days:
  1. Anna slept downstairs in her room.
  2. I fished a toy out of the toilet. I felt vaguely dirty all day. Guess we're keeping that door closed now.
  3. I sorted papers to be filed for the first time in . . . eleven months. Since April. They are in piles all over my bed; I hope to restrain them in a filing cabinet soon.
Most notable is the change in sleeping venue. Anna's crib is upstairs in our bedroom rather than down in her room, but she naps in a pack-n-play in her room. We've liked having her up with us, especially when she first came home. The problem is that our upstairs is a loft, so while she's falling asleep we can't have many lights on or make much noise (although once she is out, we can watch TV or whatever). I also can't really work in my office area, and it's a pain to take things downstairs just for that time, which means I end up feeling like I'm wasting a lot of time in the evenings when I really could and should be working, paying bills, filing papers for the first time in eleven months, etc.

Two nights ago we gave it a shot and lo and behold she slept all the way through the night. It was only a little lonely when we went to bed and got up by an empty crib. Last night she was up at 4:00 a.m. and got up for good at 6:00 a.m. (slightly more bearable since we had to get up anyway). Before long we will once again engage in the ill-advised process of moving a crib over a twelve-foot loft half-wall. At least gravity will be on our side this time. But I'm still staying on the safer "upstairs" end!


~Hippie~ said...

If you guys end up needing some help with that lofty crib dropping session, let me know.
I'd love to see how the heck it works.

Ana said...

I hope it is easier to take down then it was putting it up.