This Monday we went to our second Mariner's game of the season with my dad. It was a great trip and James mostly did well except for a bit on the drive home when he just really didn't want to be in his carseat anymore. But the game was great. I went in with a game plan of simulating his bath at the usual time with a washcloth in the family bathroom, then we put him in his pjs and I wore him in the moby wrap. He slept pretty well and only stirred when the crowd cheered too loudly. Luckily, we had seats in the Terrace Club and there was in indoor area that was quieter that I could take him and still see the game. We made it through the entire game this time, so James got to experience his first 7th inning stretch! :-)
In other news, the sleep training seems to be working. Last night he slept 11 hours total (more than he ever has), sleeping 8pm to 4am and 4:30am to 7am. Woohoo! I just need to get to bed earlier now so I can take advantage of all that extra sleep time. But I am completely convinced that sleep training works... putting him down "sleepy awake" and having him learn how to soothe himself back to sleep (without crying, mind you) when he wakes up at night has been a great skill to teach him. "They" say that establishing good sleep habits now will set him up for good sleep habits in the future (toddlerhood, etc). I guess we'll find out... for now I am totally sold that this method works, because I have to go in there less and less at night and he has dropped two middle of the night feedings that he probably didn't really need but was doing so that he could get back to sleep. Thank the good Lord he finally sleeps better!
Also, Eliot is working on his dissertation and is on the job hunt (even though he starts next year he has to apply now). SO he's busy with that. Oh, and I got a haircut today FINALLY and I'm getting new contacts on Friday. WOOHOO! Now if only I could lose these last few pregnancy pounds...
Anyway, here are a few pics from the game. Enjoy!
Me and James in the Mariner's hall of fame
Diaper change in the family restroom!
Little baseball hat (the Mariner's logo was in the front)
Me and my dad