It gave me a glimmer of hope that will likely be extinguished by disappointment forty weeks from now when they're still waking up every two hours.
I left work a little early today because I just had to come home and try to get a little sleep. Elliott had a profoundly bad night last night, shrieking and inconsolable. Our entire night was spent trying to get him to calm down. We finally got him to get to sleep around 5:45 AM.
I needed to leave for work at 6:00 AM.
On my way home I picked up this week's farm share. We got two pounds of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, two eggplants, some Boothby Blonde cucumbers, Opal basil, purple peppers, Walla Walla onions, green beans, Bright Lights Swiss chard, peaches, nectarines, and donut peaches.
When I got home I found Elliott chilling in a Boppy and Martin sleeping in his car seat. After calming Elliott a little more I couldn't find a blanket so I just covered him with some old stained shorts to keep him warm and fell asleep on the bed.
I'm eagerly awaiting my "#1 Dad" mug.
Nana popped in yesterday afternoon as our fourth round of outside help. This was much appreciated. While the guys were happy to see their Nana, we were happy to occasionally be able to sit out a round or two of feedings/burpings. Unfortunately she uad the unenviable task of trying to calm Elliott last night while he was in full freak out mode.
I only had about 30 minutes to put some dinner out while the babies were resting. I started with this Von Trapp Oma from Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont with Champagne grapes.
I poured Jen and Nana a glass of rose from l'Escargot. I have something of a linguistics background so I'd explain: "l'escargot" is French for "the escargot."
I used some Gotham Greens gourmet greens as a base for this "Nicoise" salad. I pan roasted a nice piece of Norwegian salmon in olive oil with a few strips of bacon in the oven. With the greens I added farm green beans and tomatoes, cherry tomatoes from mom's garden, boiled potatoes, green olives, avocado, and red onion with some lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
For a drink I poured myself this Pils from Stoudt's Brewing Company. This is not generally my favorite style of beer but this was a very nice, very refreshing beer with a lemony hop flavor. It was extremly light and paired well with the nice cool summer salad.
After dinner we engaged in some baby-related activities. It generally takes me about twenty minutes to write a blog entry. Tonight was no different except that the twenty minutes was stretched out in four-minute bursts over the course of a couple of hours. Now I'm ready to return to bed as the effects of my short nap are wearing off.
While we watched some Olympic track and field events, the babies settled down in their nineteenth century swimming attire and got some rest.
Some grand mustaches would really have completed the look.