Baby Rimes

March 28, 2006

Sleep Deprivation Stinks

Category: Adventures in Parenting – Daddy Rimes – 9:32 am

Baby Rimes has a new sleep routine. However, rather than share the new routine with her parents first to discuss the ramifications it might have on their mental and physical health, Baby Rimes decided last Saturday night that it’s now a good idea to get up no fewer than 3 times a night. That’s right, 3 times. To be fair, one of the nighttime wakings occurs just as Mommy and Daddy Rimes are headed for bed, which only delays our bedtime. However, with the addition of wakings around 12:45 am and again at 3:00 am, Baby Rimes has effectively turned our nights into a sequence of napping sessions. While I wouldn’t usually complain about sleep deprivation (both of us experienced it for the first month or two) it’s really hard to go from the accustomed one nighttime waking back to three :(

Alright, so I’m whining (Mommy Rimes doesn’t like it when I do), but if Baby Rimes doesn’t quickly resume her old schedule by responding well to efforts to get her to sleep throughout the night, Daddy and Mommy Rimes are going to need another night away from the baby sooner than we had anticipated.

Puppies and Goats and Horses, OH MY!

Category: Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 9:18 am

So we met our first little furry creatures this weekend.  Aunt Sara and Uncle Paul have adopted a very adorable mutt by the name of Tess.  She and and the baby had such a good time!  Whenever the puppy barked, the baby giggled, and the more the baby giggled, the more the puppy barked. Very funny.

And then last weekend, we met up with Gramma Gay on her farm. GG has a new puppy too, who just loved licking the baby’s face.  Those two had a great time chasing each other around the house.  Baby Rimes also met the two goats.  They were just as hilarious as the puppies.  There must be some inside joke between babies and furry creatures that parents just don’t get.  Goats are pretty funny looking, though.  The horses heard the ruckus and decided they were better off on the far side of pasture.  Maybe next time they’ll come over for a baby pat.

March 22, 2006


Category: Adventures in Parenting, Baby Steps – Mommy Rimes – 9:12 am

Baby Rimes was baptised this weekend. She had her beautiful pink party dress on (compliments of Grandma and her sewing machine), her new pink shoes, and her big floppy pink hat. She was so excited that she didn’t even take a nap before church. She sat with Grandpa and sang the hymns-after everyone else had finished. She played peek-a-boo with the nice ladies behind us. She even screamed her “amens.”

But as soon as she was the center of attention, she was out cold. Not just a little bit sleepy, we’re talking a limp noodle. Pastor Wade held her limp body and drooping head while he performed the entire ceremony to a sleeping baby and her proud family. The only time she even stirred was when he put the handful of water on her head-and even then, she was only awake for a split second before drifting back off.

She awoke in time for a celebratory lunch with grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, and her fabulous godparents. She had cheerios.

March 16, 2006


Category: Adventures in Parenting, Baby Steps – Mommy Rimes – 6:13 am

Baby Rimes has spent her first night away from Mommy and Daddy. She got to stay with Grandma and Grandpa and kept them up til very late, but she did manage to sleep all night once she finally went to sleep.

Mommy and Daddy didn’t do too bad either. Although the tears threatened a few times, Mommy stayed so busy at her conference that she didn’t have much time to think about her baby. And we only called once.

March 3, 2006


Category: Baby Steps, Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 5:40 pm

…Which is what we are now singing as we shake ourselves silly on the gate. Our little ankle biter likes to stand at the kitchen gate and rock herself as hard as she can to make as much noise as possible in the hopes that someone will come and rescue her from the other side.

She also sings this when she is so very sleepy, but just doesn’t want to go to bed yet. Baby Rimes will lay on the floor singing to her daddy as long as possible before he finally catches on and attempts for the 5th time to get her to lie quietly to fall asleep.