Tree of Life

Monday, June 13, 2011

For the past few YEARS, Joe's waited for Tree of Life to come out.  I've walked in on him watching the trailer at least 20 times. He's explored every nook and cranny on the movie website.  He's read every review.  And a few months ago, the excited countdown til the movie release began.    He took a long lunch break the other day and watched it, practically the only one in the theater. It did not disappoint. He said it was the most painfully beautiful movie he's ever seen, and that having his own baby made it that much more haunting.  He heard it described in one review as "a love letter to the Creator."  Goosebumps!

I think it inspired these pictures he took of Sisi this weekend :)





We're hoping to find a babysitter and get out soon to watch it together.  Only problem is, Sisi's sleep has taken a turn for the worse lately, and we don't feel as free to leave her at 7pm when she's down for the night.  She recently learned to roll over, which of course we're thrilled about, but she just can't stop rolling in her sleep!  When she finds herself on her tummy in the middle of the night, she freaks out until I come rock or nurse her to sleep.  Trust me, I'm BUMMED that we've had to resort to these methods again, since she was putting herself to sleep just fine much of the time.  And when she was down for the night, she was DOWN FOR THE NIGHT.  Like 10-12 hours pretty much guaranteed.  The first few days of this rolling fiasco, she was waking 4 or 5 times.  The past 2 days it's been 1 or 2 times, so I guess she's getting used to sleeping on her tummy. But she's been increasingly crabby before bedtime (probably due to overtiredness), and cried in my arms for an hour last night before daddy took over and sang her to sleep.  This morning's nap was rough. She's at the point now where my attempts to soothe her are too stimulating, and I honestly think she's confused about whether she's supposed to surrender to sleep in my arms or not, since every nap and sleep is different. Eventually, I put her in her crib to get her frustration out. She cried/whined for like 3 minutes and fell asleep.  She's been asleep for an hour now.

So note to self, never blog about how great a sleeper your little one is becoming, because it's sure to bite you in the booty soon enough :(  Didn't want to have to resort to sleep training, but we're praying about it now. I fugure there's a lot of crying going on anyway (both her and me, sadly) we may as well put the tears to good use.  I know many people will disagree with me and that's ok.

3 comments:

Lacey June 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM  

Our freaky similarities continue!! We have been having the same issue. When A got her teeth, she stopped sleeping through, and for the past month or so, she has been up several times a night, needing to be cuddled back to sleep, and now she has no idea what she wants. It's been rough. Praying for you - God will give you perfect wisdom for your family.
PS: Totally cheating and reading your blog btw...

christina {simply modern weddings} June 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

i LOVE these photos of little sisi!!! you know i am available for baby sitting whenever!! ;)

snsnsnsibility June 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

Each baby is different so don't stress about the sleep thing. It will come - unfortunately, it makes life a little difficult at the moment. But I'm willing to babysit too! =)

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