Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blogging while the baby naps...

Why hello there my faithful followers! What's that you say? There's only like 3 of you?! Nonsense! Oh... ;). Well hello to anyone else who may find this interesting as well then :)

Today is day 4 of sleep training. Day 2 of vigorous sleep training. Goodness gracious it's hard and I hate it. For our sleep training, Haylie is put down in her bed at her morning nap time, bed time, any time she gets drowsy or after being awake for 2 hours if none of the other qualifications occur first. Making sure she is clean and fed, she is then left to "cry it out" if she needs to with us intervening about every ten minutes to soothe her but never to pick her up. Prior to yesterday, if I let her cry it out, she could last up to an hour. Yesterday that time started decreasing noticeably. Just now, she lasted a half hour. And! She wasn't screaming bloody murder at all.

In other news, I signed Kris and I up for membership classes at the church that he grew up in. There is only two things I dislike about that church- they don't have the same beliefs on social situation that I do and the music isn't my cup of tea. I think "social situations" is the best way to describe the things we differ on... I'm liberal and they're very conservative... However, I do very much like the people there (including my mother in law and father in law) and I do enjoy their sermons and usually get quite a bit out of them even if I don't agree with every sentence.

The church that I went to when I was younger and these past few years is a little different. The sermons are not very anecdotal (at least the ones by the main pastor) and I always get a lot out of them, he covers A LOT of ground in them. I seriously feel like I'm in a classroom or lecture hall when I listen to his preachings because there's so much he's bringing and referencing that I can later go into for further study. By the way, I'm comparing it happily to lectures in school, like in a favorite subject, not the kind of lectures where I practiced my doodling or fell asleep. Plus, it's the church several of my relatives are involved in and the one I went to with my grandma. Oh, and the music rocks. It's very upbeat and everyone gets up and sings, claps and moves around. THAT'S what I consider worship. ;) obviously there are plenty who disagree with that.

So, out of the two churches, why are we choosing Kris'? I mean, I'm sure you cam see how excited mine makes me. Simple. :). I can download the lectures from mine onto my iPhone and listen to them at my leisure and in order to go the service my relatives go to at my church, we'd have to be there at 4:45 on Saturdays. We've tried to do that MANY times but it just doesn't work as well as Sunday morning with his parents.

I'm very excited to get back into church and fellowship. Church isn't for everyone and since I got so much fellowship and spiritual guidance from my grandmother and other relatives, I was never too big on it until these past few years but oh how I do love it now.

I believe that's all that's going on today, we'll see if I'm able to write again in the near future, as I certainly hope to document more of my wonderful journey as a new mom, new wife, very happily stay at home mom and all other blessings and hardships thar come our way.... Yeah, good luck huh? ;) BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop


  1. I should go with you this Sunday... but you're going to be out of town! Have fun on your anniversary getaway =)!

  2. i know!!!! i wanted to drag you with us last time but you were working :(