- Dryer Load of Jeans
- full-blast Bath Tub Faucet
- dishwasher Pots and Pans cycle
- old Hoover vacuum sucking up dry pasta
- Car Windows Down on the Highway
- automatic carwash from inside the car
- Abe barking at UPS man
- Abe barking at kid coming home from school (very different quality than the UPS man)
Gus could care less about Brazilian songbirds or babbling brooks. He’s hardcore. Bring the noise. Despite the froo-froo sounds on the machine, we have found that the kid sleeps well wrapped in a swaddle with a serious train-noise sound going. “Well” means 1+ hours… up to our record of 5 hours one glorious night.
We tried every swaddle technique known to man, and the most successful by far was the Miracle Blanket. I couldn’t drag myself to the store one. more. time. for another $30+ purchase, so I watched their video and copied the blanket. I wanted to be sure it would work. Thankfully, he loves the arm-binding of this style, and it seems to help him sleep a bit longer.
So, some victory in a long month of darkness. It’s good for the soul. There are still a lot of tears in this house for those under the age of 30, but we seem to be handling life with a bit more grace. Amen.
Today: cast #3 and a large group dinner- not at our house. Please, Lord, let us last more than an hour.