Tuesday, January 02, 2007

sleep deprivation and other fun things...

well we are settled in ontario enjoying time with family and friends. its green and quite warm here. the flight was amazing.. both boys were so awesome. they were a bit tired but did manage a 45min nap right after we took off. they never cried and they flirted with most female passengers around us. it was highly succesful which was a relief. the stewardess and all on our air canada jazz flight were AMAZING.. i was blown away by the helpfulness.. our stewardess held Ari while I went to the bathroom and threatened not to give him back...
my worst fears were quickly recognized as we settled in here and realized they were not going to sleep well... took us forever to get them nap and even longer to settle for the night and when i mean settle i just mean for the hour they would sleep then wake up screaming again... that first night was pure torture and could have been made into a horror movie... it has progressivly gotten better but definitly does not even remotely resemble how they sleep at home.. not even close. so that has been a bit stressful for me and makes for crankier babies.. i figure i have done everything right.. brought blankets from there bed at home, their fave stuffed animals and toys, one night i even got into the playpen with one of them and laid there with him.. so they just have to figure out that its safe here and hopefully it will get better.. on thursday we are going somewhere else for a few nights so hopefully we don't have repeat hell... i'm hoping this trip will make them more flexible.. other than that things are great.. we have grandparents and aunties who love them and a cousin who is two who is a huge help.. adorable to watch zoe interact with them. she hasn't played with her own toys since we got here.. she loves to give them their nuks and bring their diapers to the garbage.. she hugs and plays with them.. is an excellent little mother. last night we got to go out with daves best friend and his new fiance.. other than morgan being sick poor guy we had a great time and martha is so amazing... we had a great time. anyways that is the update thus far.. thanks for staying tuned.. i don't have our pics uploaded on this computer but daves sister has some so here are a few for you to enjoy..

6 comments:

Audrey said...

thanks heath for updating! its great to hear from you!!

jamie said...

hey heath,

if you want to change you're profile, I would just copy your whole current template in WORD or something, so that if something did go funny, you could just paste it all right back. If you do get a new profile, you will lose the links and stuff in the side bar, but you wont lose any posts. You just have to add your side bar things back in, which you can go about by cutting and pasting from your old template that you saved in WORD... make sense? Let me know if you have any questions or anything!

Auntie Lyds said...

it was great to see you guys again and to meet the boys! they are so cute!! :)

I hope that they will continue to get better at sleeping away from home, even as you change locations.

love you!

Reesh said...

Yeah i hear you on the sleep thing while traveling. Lily hasn't slept at all like she does at home and we've had to share a room with her this whole time so she wakes up more frequently to feed cause she can hear us tossing and turning. I am really enjoying our time away but I am also looking very much forward to being back home and getting back into our routine. Hopefully things will even out a little so you can get a bit more sleep and enjoy your vacation!

Happy New Year!

lagiulia said...

It's pretty difficult to keep them in their routine when away from home, no matter how hard you try. I've found that the first night is the worst, then it gets progressively better. But, it's not the same as home. You may have to do some re-training once you're home, too.
Anyway, sounds like you're doing great, as always! Happy New Year to you 4!

Angela said...

hey how can you stand being around such cute kids - and two of them too!!!

What cutie pies...I just want to squeeze them...they are so adorable
Love the pics
And thanks for the Christmas pic - it's on our fridge!