Wait, you thought this was going to be a post where I bragged about how smart Ava is? Ha! No. I'm making every attempt not to be that type of mommy, since those are the mommies that nobody talks to on the playground. This is the polar opposite type of post - the one where I confess what a terrible mommy I am when, at just days past three months, I plopped Ava in front of a Baby Einstein video to save my sanity.
I'm not sure what it is lately. I *think* it's that she has been skimping big time when it comes to naps during the week, leaving her exhausted and cranky come 3:30. At least, I'm praying it's that, since that's fixable. I'm planning to take one of our swings - the travel swing - over to the D's so that she'll have a nice place to sleep during our time there, seeing as how she's recently decided she's not a huge fan of the carseat unless in the car (and who can blame her on that one?) Anyhow, she's been making me cuckoo with the constant wanting to be held and the overtired fussypants behavior she exhibits during the late afternoon, and with the whole clogged duct issue, I threw my reservations out the window and popped in Baby Mozart.
She LOVED it. She sat entranced, and I popped a roast chicken into the oven. I washed my face. I even managed to get her clothes set out for tomorrow morning, all with both hands and without any fussing for ambiance. Amazing.
I still hold that these DVDs will be used as an exception, not a rule, but wow. I needed that.