Yesterday Roo and I were on our street waiting for NSG so we could go for a walk. We ran into our elderly neighbor, who is always plying us with home-made Armenian pastries though we have no common language. He took one look at Roo, reached into his wallet, and, despite my protests, shoved a 20 dollar bill into the hood of his coat. What gives?
On Wednesday morning, the busiest travel day of the year, I am getting on a plane with Roo and without NSG. He has never flown before, and I make no predictions. I’m trying to steel myself to be a Buddha and not be thrown by anything that happens. Anyone have any suggestions for me for how to make it through a 2 1/2 hour flight alone with a not-quite four-month-old without either of us losing our minds?
We bought an Ergo yesterday. We’re buying carriers the way Carrie Bradshaw buys shoes (though none of ours cost $400). It’s freakin’ amazing. We walked for an hour today and it hardly felt like carrying him at all. We also have two slings, plus one of these (great for napping), one of these (seriously overrated but it was a loaner, not a purchase), one of these (a hand-me-down), and one of these (great for walking). If anyone wants more of a run-down on any of these before buying something let me know, since apparently this is my new my full-time job.
After Thanksgiving, we’re starting sleep training of sorts. We’re not into letting him cry it out, but it feels like time already. I don’t think the kid needs the calories to make it through the night anymore – when he wakes up wanting to be fed he never eats more than 2 ounces or so anymore, but all the same he’s up once or twice a night. A month ago he was sleeping through until 4 or 5 in the morning, and then he got a cold and started teething and it all got shot to shit. Ideas? Support? Techniques that worked for you (not including crying it out)?