Sunny 9 for 2006 January 8 (entry 0)

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Law of unintended consequences: While I was sick last week, one of the days I pretty much spent in bed while Lily wandered the room playing. When she became a little fussy I scooped her up and laid her in bed with me. She then proceeded to nap with me, and I was too desperate for rest and too delirious with uncomfort to realize the repercussions of my actions. Lily really enjoyed napping with me. I would look over at her with her eyes closed but she had this grin on her mouth. It was too cute, but I could just tell what she was thinking. She would open her eyes look up at me, and smile wide and lay back down and snuggle even deeper into the mattress exhaling a breath of elation. She was thinkin' "I could get used to this". Lily is not really a loner. She likes company, not necessarily attention but she wants to know I am in the room with her. So Lily took that two hour nap with me and loved every minute of it. That night she was not too happy to go to sleep by herself in the cold, lonely crib. She screamed like I had just given her eye drops and picked her nose at the same time.

It is pretty sad because I did like sharing that one nap with her. I like to snuggle. I just don't like it every night and naptime. I would like more opportunities to take naps with her but I don't want her dependent on me being there to sleep.

I did get something accomplished this week. Lily no longer uses a bottle. We have moved on to sippy cups, however she did protest. She doesn't like sippy cups as much as bottles but is getting better at drinking more. The first few days she refused to even drink that much from them.

I don't think I mentioned this, but Aunt Frances came to San Antonio for a visit during New Year's and it was very fun to be with her, hear her stories and laugh at her sense of humor. One in particular being "I remember one time praying for more faith when I realized, wait a minute...I don't want more faith promoting experiences. Scratch that one, God." I am glad she had enough strength in her to come here and back again.


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