Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Carr Update #35

Last Thursday, Steven started sleeping in his own room. Now that he’s sleeping 7-9 hours at night, I no longer need the convenience of having him right next to me for night nursing. That wasn’t our main reason for choosing to move him to his own room, though. Whereas up until then, his little sounds that he makes while sleeping or trying to fall back asleep after nursing never bothered my sleep, they were now beginning to. Now, with him content in his own room, both mommy and baby sleep better, since he doesn’t have to hear us come to bed (usually after he’s been asleep for awhile) and I don’t have to hear his little noises through the night, or after I nurse him in the morning and put him back down to sleep. His naps are taken either in his own room, or in our room in his Bonner Bed, depending upon which room I may be doing things in during his nap. My sewing stuff is in his room, so if I intend on sewing, I’ll lie him down in our room. If I don’t intend on sewing or cleaning his room, I’ll lie him down there. Sven was more reluctant than I to transition him to his own bed, which is indeed humorous, seeing that I originally wanted him to sleep in our room until he was weaned (assuming I would be doing night nursing until then) and Sven reluctantly agreed to having him sleep with us only until he was 6 months old. Steven has made the transition to his own room very smoothly, just a few days after he turned 3 months old.
He's discovered his feet. He'll hold them in the air as he's on his back and just look at them, and sometimes reach for them. I'll lay him on the bed and he'll twist and contort himself, rolling every which way exploring and "talking". It's so cute. (In the picture above, he's smiling at his Daddy.)

Sven started his work at the Seminary and is enjoying working with all the books. He’s still looking for additional work and is looking forward to the possibility of outside yard work for friends.

I’ve finally tweaked my diaper pattern to create the diaper that best fits Steven right now. I made it more narrow than many cloth diapers, as I wanted as little bulk as possible between his little legs.

I borrowed a skirt pattern from my friend Tammy and made a skirt, with just the hem left to do. I’m looking forward to sewing more skirts and other clothes. I’ve checked out a handful of sewing books from the library to enhance my knowledge on the subject.


Wife, Mom, Teacher said...

I think it's so funny you guys call that co-sleeper the "Bonner Bed". And it makes me proud, since Nathan worked so hard on it!

I'm so glad Steven is growing so nicely. He's come a long way in the last 3 months!

Anonymous said...

Meijer's is hiring, why doesn't Swen look there? http://www.meijer.com/Careers.cms

Crystal Carr said...

Thanks, Heidi :)

Sven has applied at Meijer, but he won't work Sundays, which if I understand correctly, they require you to work some Sundays. Thanks for the suggestion, though :)

Anonymous said...

Meijer is fairly accommodating to people who don't want to work Sunday as long as you make yourself available the rest of the week. Also, Russ's is closed on Sunday and they always seem to be looking for bus boys and dish washers.

Crystal Carr said...

Thanks! I forwarded your comment about Meijer and Russ's to Sven. (Is Russ's and grocery store, too?)

Laura said...

Way to go on the sewing! :) I would love to see pictures of your work if you have the time.
Here is a site where I have found lots of good ideas. http://www.craftster.org/forum
Now, if Gwendolyn would just give me some time to actually sew! ;)

Anonymous said...

Russ' is a restaurant chain in west michigan, mainly catering to cranky old dutchmen.