Monday, September 17, 2007

The Joys of Urban Life

I think the typical reason why my child won't nap is because of the many noises around us... we live a block away from a hospital, fire station, and train tracks, and then there is the very noisy, constantly barking, 40-pound dog that lives above us (I really hate this dog) who chases its toys from room to room in a very loud manner, and today, it was the man using the leaf blower in our courtyard that woke my poor Eli up.

I love Evanston and our location; it's great to be able to walk all over, take the train into the city, and have lots of friends nearby. But what do you do when you have a light sleeper for a baby and the sound machine isn't loud enough to tune all of the noises out??

7 comments:

emandteem said...

Yippee...I love that I can know what is going on with you.

Katie and Greg said...

Love the blog! Oh my dear, I know how frustrating it is now to have him wake up so often, but I promise this is the BEST way to create a good sleeper! Whenever we traveled, Trevor was always the best sleeper around the late night family noise or cousins screaming/playing because he was accustomed to such LOUD fire engines, etc. And yet it makes for such sleepy mamas . . . alas you have my sympathies!

Amber Robbins said...

What a great blog. Eli is sure a cutie, and it will be fun to keep up with what is going on at the Severson residence!

Claire said...

Eli is adorable!!! Oh my gosh I can't believe how much he has grown this summer. It is so nice to see pictures and read about your adventures with motherhood. Thanks for blogging :)

Wendy King said...

Yay for blogging! Nay for loud noises...:(

RACHIE said...

I hear you on the light sleeper thing. Holland wakes up over the littlest thing. She is much better now that she is older.

I suggest using white noise or a fan. It totally helped me during nap times. I swear a lawnmower always fires up as soon as I put the kids down for a nap. Argh!!!

The Millers said...

Such a cute blog, Sarah. I love seeing all your pictures of Eli. Looks like the new camera was a wonderful investment!
Rachel