Bedsharing

Downs

  • Calvin still isn’t sleeping well. Wednesday night he started crying at 10:30. I rocked him in the rocker and would get him back to sleep but the moment I put him in his crib, he woke up and I had to start all over again. It appeared that my options were either to sleep in the rocker the entire night or give bedsharing try. For the record, I would be nervous about bedsharing with an infant. However, Calvin’s now big enough that I didn’t think it would be a problem. Jaeger reconfigured the bed to be snuggly up against a wall and I put Calvin between me and the wall. He was pretty restless the entire night but he didn’t actually cry again. Last night, I was able to start him out in his crib and he slept pretty well until around 5. At that point, he would scream for a couple of minutes and then sleep for several minutes and repeat the process. I don’t know if he was getting any sleep but I certainly wasn’t so I brought him back to bed with us. He didn’t wake up again until Jaeger’s alarm went off. Unfortunately, this completely kills my exercise program. I’m a lighter sleeper than Jaeger and I also think it’s fair to say that I’m more situationally aware of Calvin. Even if I had been getting enough sleep to get up and exercise before Calvin woke up, I’m not sure I would feel comfortable leaving him in the bed. I have taken him on brief walks around the neighborhood in the morning but it’s not quite the same as real exercise.

Ups

  • I’m participating in a beta Cooking Stack Exchange site. Right now it’s in private beta but it plans to go to public beta in a week. This cooking Q & A site is in the same format as my favorite parenting Q & A site. I like the Stack Exchange format because it seems to create a higher quality of answers than you’ll find in other places. Of course, this sucked up way more of my time today than it should have. I think I should begin to ration my internet usage.

Calvin Moment

  • Calvin is starting to enjoy brushing his teeth. I think it’s because I make funny noises trying to encourage him to tolerate the tooth brush. Recently, he will grab the toothbrush and start brushing his own teeth while mimicking the weird sounds I make. I’m afraid he thinks the weird sounds are an essential part of the tooth brushing experience.

Simplification

  • I worked on organizing more of our financial documents.

Food Diary

  • Breakfast – Oatmeal with raisins and soy milk
  • Snack – A plum
  • Lunch – Triscuits and cheese and 2 chocolate piece
  • Dinner – Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli
  • Evening Treat – 2 chocolate pieces

2 thoughts on “Bedsharing

  1. Yanthor

    I love that Macaroni and Cheese recipe! Thank you for linking to it. Not being a terrific cook but interested in the art, I’ve begun to focus on Macaroni and Cheese and ponder ways to make it better.

    I’ve been thinking for a while that there needed to be more in the way of taste and flavor added to Macaroni and Cheese. Black pepper is a good start and very obvious, but beyond there it gets confusing to me. You know I’ve experimented with garlic and onion and I think they taste good, but the effect diverges the dish too much from “real” Mac & Cheese. So I was thrilled to see your recipe using Tabasco. I bet that would be excellent and I can’t wait to try it!

    Also, my local Chipotle has jars of regular Tabasco as well as Smoked Tabasco. I wonder if the smoked flavor would be better?

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  2. Kiesa

    Regarding smoked versus regular Tabasco, I’m not sure. It probably depends on how much you like the smoked flavor. In general, I think smoke flavor could go well with cheddar.

    BTW, this was the first time I made that recipe. Personally, I thought that 1-2 tsp of Tabasco was a little scant. I couldn’t really taste it in the finished product. Also, though they don’t specify, I’m pretty sure the “milk” they use is whole milk. Instead of whole milk, I used non-fat milk with 2 tbs of cream to make up 1 cup of milk.(I buy expensive whole milk for Calvin so I don’t like using that for other things :))

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