Little Jesus Lost & Found

I went to the grocery store today bought a ton of groceries. By the time I left the grocery store, it was only 10 minutes before Cooper’s scheduled napped time. Cooper was getting kind of cranky. I was trying to hurry to the car and get it all loaded up so I could get him home and in his crib before to long. As I reached into the front pocket of my purse for my keys, I gasped. NO KEYS!! I started to frantically tear my purse apart, still no keys. You know what happened next, I panicked. I went back inside and searched up and down the isles, went back to the check out I was in, talked to customer service–STILL NO KEYS! Now I am really panicking, especially since Cooper is really getting overtired at this point. Finally, I call Chris. Chris has to leave work to come and get me. Chris asked that I keep looking the whole time he is on his way, which was just what Cooper and I did. We paced the isles, up and down, up and down, and I am repeating to myself, “little Jesus lost and found, please bring my keys around” over and over in my head. STILL NO KEYS!! We took out every item I bought thinking it had been dropped into one of the bags. STILL NO KEYS!!! At this point it has been almost an hour since I realized I had lost my keys. THEN….over the loud speaker a man’s voice announces, “if someone lost their keys in produce, come and pick them up.” HOORAY! My keys were found. Guess where they were…..laying in the bin with the pears. What a weird place for them don’t you think? Not sure how they ended up there. Thank God I found them! The only bad thing, Chris had finally made it to the store at the same time I relocated my keys.

Cooper’s napping now, I have my keys, I have unloaded my groceries, I’m thankful for my husband’s patience with me, and praising God for an answer to prayer!

Stackable Washer and Drier

I hate to do laundry! We have a small stackable washer and drier that is in our kitchen. Yeah I know, weird spot for a laundry machine. Having a stackable washer and drier is really inconvenient because of many reasons:

1. you can only wash a few pieces of clothing at one time which creates many unnecessary loads

2. our unit is old and the drier stinks. It take two cycles sometimes three cycles to get all of our cloths dry. It really eats at our electricity bill

3. it is in the kitchen- really the kitchen? Who ever thought that would be a good place for the washer and drier was nuts!

4. the buzzer is loud- it use to wake Cooper up all the time. I have learned to do laundry when Cooper is awake or it is nighttime when he is in deep sleep. This makes doing laundry even more inconvenient.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS….I am getting a new washer and drier in a month when I move to my new home! Yippy!!! Here is the the model that I am looking at. What do you all think? Any advise you would like to pass on about buying a new washer or drier?

The Wonderful Thing About…

So Cooper is really getting the hang of his jumperoo. He reminds me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh jumping all about. Thought you might enjoy watching him get his jump on! Click on the link to the song too!

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber,
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
And they’re bouncy, trouncy,
flouncy, pouncy,
fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I’m the only one!
I’m… the only one!

The Window Is Open

Lately, Chris and I have been opening our bedroom window at night. We still have our down comforter on our bed and it is nice to snuggle underneath the comforter while the crisp cool air from the night fills up our room. I sleep so much better at night when I am not hot and can have some comfy covers over me. The noise from the night is also soothing and acts like white noise for me. As much as I am looking forward to warmer weather, that means I will have to shut the window and turn on the AC. Air Conditioning is nice, but the fresh air from outside air just seems to be better. There is also a certain smell in the air during spring and I love that it fills up the room at night. Aahh…nothing like a good night sleep!

Head Cold

Yep, Cooper and I (Susanne) have a head cold. Never fun to have a head cold if you ask me. I feel pretty run down and tired. I slept for 11 hours last night. My head hurts, my throat hurts, and I have some nasal congestion.

Cooper has a stuffy nose and I am sure he feels pretty much the same way I do. He has slept a lot more than usual today. He took a 3 hours nap this morning and is napping right now (2 hours so far). I figured it was best to just let him sleep since he is not feel the greatest either. Poor guy. He screams pretty much the entire time he is awake. I guess it is his way of saying, “hey mom, I don’t feel good.” If I pick him up, he stops screaming so we have been doing a lot of holding and walking together today.

I am just feeling pretty run down. I am hoping that tomorrow will be a better day!

Bloggin’ About Babies

I have read a bunch of books on infant/ baby sleep and infant care books since Cooper was born. I have become quite the connoisseur for baby information. Trying to figure out how to get a baby to sleep is a fine art! There are so many different sleep methods out there. In my quest to get Cooper to sleep, I have learned a lot. I have also learned about infant care and other related topics. I decided to start a separate blog where I could share all the information that I have learned and found useful thus far in my journey as a mom with Cooper. I am hoping that people will leave comments and share their own experiences with their babies on my blog.

I still plan on blogging here at to keep everyone update about our latest and greatest happenings, but I wanted a place to exclusively blog about baby topics. Hence the creation of my other blog, Bloggin’ About Babies.

Check my blog out:


For about a month now I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night and have the hardest time going back to sleep. I some times wake up because I am hot, sometimes because I need to pee, and other times because Cooper is crying. But the problem is, once I am awake I find it very hard to fall back to sleep. Take last night for instance. I woke up because I was hot. I threw off the covers and cooled off and then repositioned myself for sleep, but I was wide awake at that point. It took me almost 1.5 hours to fall back to sleep. I really hate that it takes me forever to fall back to sleep. I wake up in the morning tired because I have awoke in the middle of the night.
Chris on the other hand can fall asleep in a blink of an eye. When we go to sleep at night, his breathing changes almost immediately and he’s fast asleep. I on the other hand need at least 30 minutes to fall asleep at night, sometimes more. Then if Chris awakes in the middle of the night to pee or because Cooper woke him, he can fall back to sleep in almost a minute. The thing that really gets me is that Chris can sleep through Cooper crying and even wailing sometimes. Chris will wake in the morning and say, “Wow, Cooper did not cry at all last night.” I laugh and say, “yes he did, you just slept through it.”

I wish I could perfect the art of falling asleep fast! Or maybe I am just destine to always be a light sleeper who takes forever to fall to sleep.

Warm Weather

Yesterday, Cooper and I went on two stroller walks. The weather was in the mid 60s and was ideal for a stroller walk. As I was walking down the sidewalk path in my short sleeve top, it dawned on me that I love to be outside. The sun was hitting my back. I could hear a dog barking and a bird chirping. Cooper was content in his stroller looking at the world around him, while of course sucking on his two fingers. The fresh air can be so freeing sometimes. Winter in Maryland is depressing if you ask me. It is too cold to do too many activities outside. And if you are outside, you have so many layers on you can hardly move. We don’t get a ton of snow here, so I feel like all the cold temperatures are a waste. I much prefer my sunny warm days! There is something freeing when you don’t have to have a ton of layers on and to walk to your car without freezing your butt off. Now that I have Cooper, it is also nice to get outside and just take a break from being house bound all day long. Helps brake up the monotony. Plus, Cooper loves the outdoors, give him something to look at and ponder I suppose. I am sure the sights and sounds of our tiny condo can get boring for poor little Cooper too!

If you want it done, make a list

I am a person of good intention, but I easily forget to do things. If I do not write things down, I will not remember to do them. When I was in college, the only way that I was able to get things done was to use a student planner so I could organize all the various due dates, test, and assignments. Now that I am staying at home with Cooper, I have things to do around the house and take care of for Chris. And ever since Cooper, I have become even more forgetful. It drives Chris nuts when I forget to do something so he has started to leave me lists. Here is an example of a list he left me today:

* Scan Delta Dental Papers, endorse to Dr. Sandler DDS, mail to Dr. sandler’s office

* Write check to mail to GBMC, record in budget

* Go to Lifetime Fitness to workout and cancle membership

* Figure out AAA stuff

* Index cards with bible versus

I get a big thrill when I have accomplished something and I can cross it off the list. So Chris’s detailed lists are good for both of us…I get things done and Chris is happy.