Ashlyn playing

Ashlyn, who usually wakes up around 8:30am, didn't wake up until 10:30 this morning...which would be 11:30 if it weren't for the time change! Not that I'm complaining since being able to sleep comes so rarely these days. I just found it kinda odd.

The rest of the day was pretty chill. I made brunch, hung out at home, did laundry, cleaned up my closet, and watched TV. Aric ran a quick errand with James in the afternoon, while Ashlyn napped, then they both hung around the house for a while.

I'm not sure if it was the end of Daylight Savings or the final Giants VS Angels game that really threw me off, but we ate dinner really late. James, Grace, Lauren, Taylor, Ed, Sue, Aric, Ashlyn, and I had dinner at Sam Woo in Irvine. We sat down to dinner during the top of the Ninth...and right before we ordered, a cheer rang out through the restaurant - The Angels won. I'm not much of a baseball fanatic nor have I been following much, but a small part of me was bummed that the Giants didn't win. Regardless of where I live, I'm very much a Bay Area girl inside (and support all the Bay Area teams). Especially the Warriors...even though everyone says they suck. =T

After dinner, we went over to James and Grace's place to hang out. The guys haven't gotten together in a while, so it was a nice opportunity for them to catch up. It kinda felt like old times, but we really missed Brian and Grace tonight.

Ashlyn fell asleep at James and Grace's, and the whole way home (which is very uncommon). Putting her down was easy tonight. I just hope she doesn't get up at 2 or 3am crying again.
For the past week...since we got back from our trip up North...she's been waking up around 2 or 3am crying. I'm not talking about "crying-out" in her sleep, but "fully-awake-standing-in-her-crib" crying. She got used to sharing a bed with me at my parent's house that now she wakes up wanting to sleep in our bed. It's exhausting because I can never get a good night's rest with her in our bed. It's just too crowded with the three of us, and I don't want her to get in the habit of sleep with us. So I wait until she falls asleep, then I put her back into her crib. She usually gets up an hour later crying...and the cycle continues until I just can no longer stand it and allow her sleep to with us. I've been trying to be diligent about it but with each passing day, it doesn't get easier . I know some friends who let their babies sleep with them (and that's fine), but Ashlyn's never really slept with us and this isn't a good time for her to start either. *Ugh* She went from being an easy infant to a more difficult toddler. Is she regressing? Gawd, I hope not!

*YAWN!* Tired...still running on Daylight Savings time. =P Hope you had a good weekend!

Pictures from today (pictures are kinda grainy due to fast shutter and no flash):

Ashlyn at Sam Woo


Lauren and Grace

Baby Taylor


Taylor and Lauren

leaving the restaurant

Ed, Ashlyn, and Sue

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