Remember when my posts used to be littered with pictures of these guys?
Poor pups. Now that their little bro has rolled into town, the camera has a new subject. I’m feeling random today, and I thought it might be fun to share a quick update on the other two babies.
We found a great new kennel and daycare spot here in Seattle that they both absolutely love – a five acre ranch where they can run and play all day long. We recently started sending them to daycare once a week, to help them burn off some of that extra energy. The only problem is – they don’t seem to do too well there when they are together. Indy gets really protective of Huey and starts problems.
We worked together with the staff there (who are AWESOME), and we came up with a plan to actually send them there separately – on different days. This is giving them a chance to adjust to daycare individually, and get them used to not being quite so codependent (it seems to run in the family). Eventually we’ll transition them back to playing together at the ranch.
The great benefit to this is that I don’t have to wait for Casey to get home so that we can walk them together in the evening. (I can’t walk them together by myself with Cullen – they are too strong.) So while one dog is off playing at the ranch, the other gets to go for a long walk by the water with me and C.
I haven’t tried dog walking + stroller pushing quite yet. For now we’re sticking with the Ergo.
And when we’re back at home, the dogs have become Cullen’s newest obsession. He thinks Indy is HILARIOUS, and laughs like a maniac any time he get near him.
Indy is still not quite so sure. He gets closer and closer every day (and even licked his face once!), but he’s still pretty wary of the flailing arms and high pitched screams.
In other news… our Jumperoo is here! We got it yesterday, and Cullen absolutely loves it already. It’s weird to see him standing up and jumping – he’s like a legit baby now.
As you can see, it goes well with all our neutral and simplistic living room décor.
And since I’m feeling random, I’m just going to keep telling you my thoughts from today. I ran a few errands this morning and had one of those new mom disaster scenarios. First Cullen decided to do his new favorite thing – grabbing onto the pacifier and flinging it across the car, far beyond my reach.
Then I got distracted by his screaming and made a wrong turn, putting me onto a ramp for a bridge. Then said bridge decided to go UP – causing a 20 minute backup while Cullen flailed and screamed in the backseat. And as if someone was playing a practical joke on me, I finally got to my neighborhood – the homestretch – and the Fremont Bridge went up just as I got it to. Burned by BOTH bridges, with a hot mess of a baby in the backseat. Unreal. Also – check out that tooth!
I know I said I was only going to share Cullen’s updates at each month, but I can’t help but talk about all the fun new things he is doing these days. He is such a BOY.
Every week I think he is at my favorite age, and then the next week it just gets better. It is so fun see him explore the world around him. He notices everything these days, and I love watching him watch things.
We are having some major sleep issues, which I’ll elaborate on later. But the basic gist of it is – he’s refusing to nap. Today I honestly felt like he was laughing at me.
And while he may think it’s funny at first, eventually the lack of naps results in a very over-tired and painfully cranky baby.
Here’s hoping for a good night’s sleep tonight, and a few successful naps tomorrow! Indy is off to the ranch, Cullen and I have mom’s group, and Huey and I have a long walk planned. Should be fun!