You can’t have your cake and eat it too

So we have had some long days since Monday and some really sleep-filled nights.  I have really and truly waited for the night that Jack would sleep more than 4 hours at a time.  Really and truly waited…and it seems like forever.  Well, we have had a good thing going since Sunday night with 7-9 hour stretches without a noise.  BUT the alternative has been some really long tired days.  Sleep training without the swaddle has led Jack from having 2 long day time naps to about 4 short naps with a lot crying in between.  I have truly wanted to give up since I think he still needs to be swaddled!  But no doubt that is really for my own convenience because then he will fall asleep instantly and I don’t have to hear his sad cry.  But I can sorta see the light.  He has gone down easier for the last few naps.  Now we just have to make those naps last longer.  Not sure how to make that happen but I know it will eventually.  You know what…parenting is just a grand test of patience from day one!  And that is why I pray every morning that somehow I can be patient.  And then there is part of me that is worried that he is sleeping so good at night because he is sleep deprived from his long days.  Ahhh…I hope that’s not the case cause he needs longer naps while still sleeping at night!  You know what else parenting is…a guessing game. I think Heavenly Father must just look down with a little smirk as we attempt this little game of life.  Thank goodness He has it all figured out and helps us when we need it, sometimes:o).


Here is Jack with his favorite new toy.  It is his second favorite part of the morning (the first being the fact that it is morning and he doesn’t have to be in bed anymore.  Part of me thinks he just lays in his bed and just waits until he sees that first stream of light coming through his window and his heart skips a beat when it does cause he knows he can be awake).  He loves to play with cereal boxes.  A child after his daddy’s heart.  Dan sits down with his cereal box in the morning and as soon as Jack hears the crinkling of the bag inside he looks over and won’t stop staring until daddy gives it to him.  He loves them.


Here is pea face (take 2).  Our first attempts Monday night did not go over too well.  He seemed to like green beans at first, but after 5 bites was disgusted.  So we moved on to peas and he instantly hated them.  So Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch I did green beans and peas followed by some bites of cereal and he ate them up.  He still made funny faces.  Our first attempts were captured on video which I will have to have Dan post because it was very funny.  And true to baby form, Jack loved carrots and squash.  We have yet to try sweet potatoes, but I know he will love them.  So I am gonna do straight veggies for another week and then we will move to some fruits.


And I know you think that he must have rolled over by now and I have just forgotten to inform the blogging world.  But the truth is, he still hasn’t.  Some days he tries a lot and others he just seems content on his back.  But he is a contortionist somedays, I swear.  His body goes U-shaped and I am sure his head is just going to snap off.  So who knows…but my guess is that we are still months away…

6 Replies to “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”

  1. You better just make a little pure of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for him. Probably would solve everything.

  2. Did I get that green little outfit for him? Looks familiar. My favorite feature will always be his hair…looks like he’s sprouting grass off the top of his dome.

  3. I never noticed the hair before…I love it! And the cereal thing kills me, that kid is full of character already. And I hear you on the test and game of life. At least we have each other to empathize with.

  4. Riley (our daughter) she never rolled over. Im so happy he is sleeping at night, the naps will come. Awesome thinking on the veggiew with cerial! Smart Mama!

  5. Come on Jack you can do it! I loved your description Ame–The contortionist! The love of cereal boxes is classic! It’s those bright colors like the train blanket I think. What he really wants to do is get a hold of the plastic bag that makes all that noise. Now those veggies shots are more like it–green plastered all over the bib! The grass hair is great as well!

  6. Kelley and I LOVE the hair! I hear ya on the guessing game and I’m thinking Heavenly Father is full on laughing at my attempts sometimes! Motherhood is definitely a test to improve my patience, but I love it.

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