Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shrugging Along

So I picked up a copy of Atlas Shrugged at my library this week. Holy Cow! This is a huge book! (And the cover bothers my husband. He saw it and said, "What's this book with a naked man on the cover?" I'm so tired these days, I hadn't even noticed that there was a naked man on the cover...lol) But if Granny says it is a worthwhile read, I will give it a go. My one problem is that my main times to read are while nursing and while eating breakfast. This book is so thick that it is hard to hold while nursing and doesn't lay flat to lay on the table to read it while eating. Oh, and the print is so small that I feel like I need to get some reading glasses!

I also got another book at my favorite book store tonight. Andrew has resisted all my tried and true methods for sleep training, and he is still not taking any nap during the day that is longer than 20 minutes! For the last three weeks, he has averaged five hours of crying a day, and only put himself to sleep for a nap in his crib twice. Both times it was after over an hour of crying. (Which explains why I've had so little posted here lately...) I think it is time to consider a new method. I'll let you know how it goes!

3 comments:

Granny said...

Good for you, Johanna! And my tip is--you'll read it in half the time if you skim over what I consider to be the excessive sensual descriptions. For such an ugly woman, Ayn Rand sure did have a, shall we say, romantic imagination LOL

Let me know when you're finished!

Joanna said...

I have those same problems with the book. What's with the tiny type? I must need reading glasses now. Cool, I'm glad you picked it up. Now we can talk about it.

I am so sorry things are being difficult with Andrew. I was wondering what the deal was.

Marie said...

Things with Andrew's sleeping habits sound really tough! It reminds me of Caleb because he went through a spurt when he was 2 weeks old where he slept for about 30 minutes during the day. It lasted a few weeks and I couldn't figure out what was going on. And he didn't learn to fall asleep without crying for at least 30 minutes until he was about 2 years old. And when we took him to Hawaii when he was 4 months old, he slept 40 minutes out of the 10 hours of flying. Anyway! It's fun to vent about it now that it's over :)

We used this book to get him to sleep through the night and take naps on a regular schedule during the day. Not sure if you've checked it out already. We tried the Baby Wise book, but it didn't work for us.