Ugh! Today was a difficult day. Savannah refused to nap – I laid her down two different times, and both times she was quiet for about 20-30 minutes and then started screaming from her crib. *sigh* And then, to top it off, she didn’t go to bed until 10:30! Again, every time we tried to lay her down she would just cry. I gave her some Tylenol because she is teething (her upper incisors) and am wondering if that’s why she’s been boycotting naps recently. Maybe she’ll sleep late tomorrow morning. :-)
I am proud of myself – I swam three times this week! I have been aiming to swim 1200 yards each time. I usually get tired around 800 yards and have to push myself for the rest, which is a good thing I think. I know it probably doesn’t sound very far (it’s like 3/4 of a mile, I think), but I am so out of shape! I usually alternate between all the strokes except butterfly, which definitely helps pass the time. I get bored doing lap after lap of freestyle. :-) Swimming definitely gives you some thinking time… but if I think too much then I lose track of where I am. I need some sort of lap counter!
I went grocery shopping for the week last Monday, which is significant because I tend to be an every-day shopper. I have been trying to force myself to cook. Consequently, our kitchen is slowly being cleaned (finally). You can always tell who cooked the meal by how messy the kitchen is. :-) I tend to clean up spills and wash dishes as I go along, and Paul is the opposite. We don’t really have a good place to put our pots and pans, so we keep them on the floor of the kitchen, which means we have to wash them before using them. That doesn’t give us much motivation to clean them after using them! I’ve decided we should keep them on the dining room table. I mean, we don’t really use it for anything else. :-p
Today a friend of a friend came by to observe Savannah. She is currently studying to be a toddler teacher at a Montessori school, and she needs to observe kids of different ages in their home environment. She came and watched Savannah, and took notes. I tried to peek to see what kind of observations she was making, but I couldn’t read it fast enough. :-) I realized how often I leave Savannah to play by herself in the living room while I go do housework, like cook dinner. I felt kind of bad that Savannah isn’t a “normal” 18 month old – she doesn’t move like a normal kid, but her development is about normal except for perhaps her talking (or lack thereof). Paul said that every kid has something “wrong”, and it’s probably good for her to see kids with all sorts of issues/delays.
Tomorrow, the carpet people are coming back. They put new carpet in our den last June, but Ebony had a urinary tract infection and peed all over the place. So the carpet people are coming and replacing the pad. I hope this does the trick! They said that they’ve had people have similar issues, and it’s hit or miss if just replacing the pad works. The carpet is still in great shape, so I really hope we don’t have to replace it!! I am looking forward to getting the smell down in the den back to normal.
Well I should go help Paul take everything out of the den. I don’t think we fully unpacked from last time we did this, when we got the carpet cleaned in December. Which probably shows what we can sell/give away. :-)