Thursday, February 01, 2007

Quiet It Is Not

Our house is noisy. Very noisy. I try to make is more quiet, but it doesn't work.




Mason and I were playing a Thomas memory game. Some nice one-on-one time. It looks peaceful and quiet. It was anything but peaceful and quiet. What you don't know is the baby is in his swing crying and throwing a fit just a foot or two away from us.


Oh, look how peaceful he is. Such a sweet, sleeping baby. Yes, I used to think so, too. Have I told you that he rarely naps during the day anymore? And he's only four months old! This picture was taken during his five-minute cat nap yesterday. I thought I better document it since it is becoming more and more rare with each passing day.


And a little "tummy time," which he hates. He rarely gets to be be on the floor because I am afraid he will be trampled by the older children. He's most happy when I'm holding him. I love it, but I can't get anything done during the day anymore. (Did I mention that I sewed at 10 p.m. the other night just to feel like I am getting something accomplished? Joe was holding him, because, he's also a night owl. A baby who doesn't nap during the day and is a night owl ... At least he's been sleeping through the night!)


These two pictures were taken before he started to cry.

7 comments:

nikki said...

those cheeks! Laura if you want I can definitely come over and hold him while you get things done. Seriously, I need my baby fix.

laeroport said...

Eliot wasn't fond of tummy time either. I think it was the fear of getting trampled. I think OUR house is noisy - and I've only got two. I can't imagine the ruckus at your house. :)

Karyn said...

What a cutie-patootie!!!! I'm a napper and NOT a night owl. That little darling would KILL ME!!!!

capello said...

hey, have you gotten him a jumperoo? those things are FABULOUS. darwin use to jump in it, fall asleep, wake up and jump some more.

seriously, they are way better than those exercauser things.

kirsten said...

man, sawyer is so cute.

i well remember the noise of a 6-kid house (i'm the oldest). wait till they're teenagers! :)

lindiepindie said...

Oh no! He needs to sleep! If not for him, then for YOU! I wonder if all 6th children get like this. They realize all the fun their missing when they sleep. He IS sleeping through the night though - that's really good. And a game of memory isn't so quiet in this home either. Really, nothing is...

Oh yeah, and all my sewing gets done between 9pm and midnight if I don't collapse first.

Penny said...

One of my kids rarely napped during the day when they were a similar age. It was difficult to cope with. However, once Kiddo started crawling, and moving round a bit more, they did start napping.