Sniper Bear

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
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The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
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And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
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The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
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The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
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PCB is sooooo PCB!

A truer statement could not be said about Panama City Beach. I was never one to come here as a kid, as my family didn't really do the whole beach thing. That and when we did it was to Myrtle Beach or some beach near Orlando or something. I've always heard PCB referred to as the "Redneck Riviera", but never really been witness to all it's splendor. Well, now that I am finally here for the week, I can see why they call it that. Now, I don't mean to sound all snobby or took good for PCB, but there's a certain level of people that I have come to…
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I no longer need an alarm

Lane has decided that regardless of the previous nights bedtime, he needs to get up some time between 5:15 and 5:45 on most days. Today he came and got us at 5:20. Though I am happy he is sleeping well in his big boy bed and no longer needs a diaper or pull-up, I do wish he would master the art of sleeping just a little bit later. Honestly it really was fine when Jess was in school since I needed to be up that early to get the day going anyway. But now that summer is here and we have the luxury of taking our time in the morning,…
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Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
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There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
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