I’ve Named My Dining Room Table “Jericho”

     Little DJ may nearly be what my friends call a "Sucker Baby."  He’s pretty easy to care for.  He sleeps 6-7 hours per night most of the time.  The only drawback is that he gets fussy from 7-11 PM, so it’s tough for us to get to sleep on time during the week.  Luckily he lets us sleep in on the weekends. 

     During his fussy times, I’ve found one of the best ways to calm him down is to simply march in circles around the dining room table while cradling him in my arms.  He seems to enjoy the festival of lights from the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, and outdoors as they briefly come into and out of view.  The other standard techniques of putting him in a car seat and driving, or taking him for a walk with the stroller also work nicely.  But when I march him around the table I can quickly put him back to bed, or at least watch (parts of) the news, listen to a CD, or just chat with Christina while she cooks or cleans. 

     I just hope my table doesn’t collapse on the seventh day! If seven priests with rams horns show up, I’ll stop marching, and hope that the resultant baby wailing doesn’t finish it off!

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2 Responses to I’ve Named My Dining Room Table “Jericho”

  1. Anwyn says:

    The only drawback is that he gets fussy from 7-11 PM

    The Bean did that too, at those exact hours. It’ll pass within a few weeks or less.

    Also I didn’t get the benefit of 6-7 hours sleepage during that either, so … go you guys. 🙂

  2. Chris Penningroth says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that I get nearly normal amounts of sleep! After all the stories I’d heard and seen, I was afraid October 2007-March 2008 were going to be a caffeine-induced hallucination!

    I’m sure the Bean didn’t mean to sleep so little! 🙂

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