Monday, November 9, 2009

gratitude: day 9

today i'm grateful for taylor swift.
and not because i like her music.

i do, but.

i'm grateful because leah likes her music. i put fearless into the cd player a few months ago, and there was no going back. leah is obsessed. obsessed.

the cd has now transferred to the cd player in leah's room. she's in control. first thing in the morning when she gets out of bed, the play button is pushed. then pause. then play. then pause. then play. then forward. then forward. then reverse. then stop. then play. then pause. then play. then repeat. then, after i realize we've listened to the same track for 34 minutes, i un-press repeat and the pattern continues.

actually, there is no pattern. she just likes to push buttons. and she likes taylor swift, so it's a great combination.

today, leah decided to scream bloody murder and shed crocodile tears before her nap. for an hour. we sat for awhile {aprox. 50 minutes} while i held her down {so she wouldn't mutilate herself...or me for that matter}, she started to calm down after these 50 or so minutes. we were listening to "hey stephen." the next track came on and she got a bit agitated. so i turned it back to "hey stephen." and then i did it again. and again. and again. probably 14 times. she slowly started to close her eyes {then open them...then close them again} until she was out. really out. as in pick-up-her-arm-and-drop-it-like-a-wet-noodle out. and then i successfully transfered her to her crib. and then turned off the cd player.


it only happens when leah is sleeping.

but, i was grateful taylor could help me get her there.

i'm grateful for taylor. and stephen.


Dan and Heather said...

and I'm thankful for Taylor when she is on SNL- soooo funny

Karen Hauley said...

"And I had the best day with you . . . today." I love you, little leah. And I love your mommy.

Emily said...

I also love her music and I am glad you have a tool for comforting Leah! :)

Molly said...

Someone beat me to it, but I was going to ask if you saw her on SNL? Too funny. Sounds like you need to play more Taylor Swift in your house. :)

Jenny said...

Wow! What a struggle that nap was. I remember there was one period of time when sammy would take naps. I was grateful that I could swaddle her just tight enough to calm her down and get her to sleep...if I had gone any may have killed her! But she liked it super tight -- she couldn't move her arms at all, and I think she was just able to succumb to the pressure on her body. I was so grateful, each time, that she was still breathing when I would put her down! ah So, thank goodness for Ms. Swift! We moms need all the help we can get don't you think?