Saturday, December 15, 2012


We are currently in the middle of a car trip covering Ohio, New York, and the DC area, then heading back home. We're in Ohio now, enjoying our time with some friends, and the little girl has been fantastic!

Except for the part where she refuses to nap or be put down. That's been a little hard.

It's understandable. We're in a new place with people she's never met, with things she's never seen. She rode in the car for hours and hours the other day and so now she's cranky. She doesn't want to be put down for fear that we'll...I don't know...leave her behind? I'd never let that happen but how the hell is she going to know that? Right now when I say "Everything is okay Lois. Everything is fine. We love you Lois" what she hears is "blah blah blah Lois. Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah Lois." Maybe. She might also hear "blahblahblahblahblahblahblah." She doesn't seem to know her name yet. She reacts to a kissy sound just as readily as her name, which is to say every now and then.

Today we were at the house most of the day and Lois would NOT be put down. She would wake up, cry, throw a fit, and generally didn't allow herself to rest. Oh, she slept for 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, but total I'd say she slept for thirty minutes where she normally naps for a good few hours during the day. The house was relatively quiet, very comfortable, and the setting was perfect for a nap but she told us in no uncertain terms that she was not tired.

Going out to dinner I expected her to be fussy and need a bottle. We were in a bar, the air was hot, the place was crowded, and it was noisier than even I usually feel comfortable being around.

She was sound asleep for most of dinner.

My little baby is confusing.

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