Tuesday, December 12, 2017


  1. Using the independent naptimes to make oxtail soup.
  2. KL and KG visiting and bringing lunch!
  3. Pulling out some minimum Christmas decorations.
  4. Nico going to sleep by himself for the third nap of the day.
  5. Succeeding in balancing my Nordstrom return package on top of the stroller and walking it over to the post office.
  6. Getting a quick fourth nap in together.
A year ago today.

Monday, December 11, 2017


  1. Much easier nap training than yesterday.
  2. Getting a few minor skin irritations finally taken care of at the dermatologist.
  3. Getting back from the appointment in 45 minutes!
  4. Spotting the box mac & cheese to make for lunch.
  5. Taking a long afternoon nap together with no panicking or nose issue at the end.
  6. Finally getting to looking over our finances for the past month.
A year ago today.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


  1. Dan taking on doing nap sleep training too.
  2. Getting a second lunch at XLB of soup dumplings and basil popcorn chicken.
  3. Frittata turning out well and quickly, with additions of freezer goodies like oven-roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions.
  4. Taking Nico out on a second walk since it was sunny.
  5. Finding some wooden rattles and teething toys for pretty cheap at the consignment store near Whole Foods.
  6. Not needing to use a bottle to get Nico to nap for the whole day.
A year ago today.


  1. Getting Nico to sleep in past 9.
  2. Making it over to Pip's Doughnuts for my free birthday dozen donuts.
  3. Succeeding at Nico napping in the stroller and staying asleep for 30 minutes.
  4. Succeeding at nursing Nico in the car, even.
  5. Seeing ZK's aerials show!!
  6. Dan succeeding in sleep training while I was out.
A year ago today.

Friday, December 8, 2017


  1. Both of us being able to be on the morning call with the sleep consultant.
  2. Using sewing class time to at least cut up my fabrics into smaller chunks that will be more manageable.
  3. Dan getting Nico to nap for a whole hour in the Tula.
  4. Dan taking Nico out in the afternoon for a long walk so that I could take a nap.
  5. Roast chicken, carrots, and baked potato turning out rather well.
  6. Dan taking the first attempt at doing some sleep coaching.
A year ago today.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


  1. Taking advantage of another sunny clear day and walking to Tummy Time class.
  2. Nico being able to fall asleep and take a nap in the stroller on the way back.
  3. Making noodles with basil pork and frozen peas for lunch.
  4. ZK visiting.
  5. Ribs turning out well despite playing fast and loose with temperature and time.
  6. Organizing my various questions for the sleep consultant.
A year ago today.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


  1. Succeeding at sidelying breastfeeding over night for both sides!
  2. Another sunny day out.
  3. Making it to another breastfeeding support group and meeting some other parents and babies there.
  4. Getting one decent length nap for Nico in the afternoon.
  5. Bringing in the FedEx packages off the porch without too much delay.
  6. Having enough down time to make a few phone calls and dinner for myself.
A year ago today.