Friday, May 8, 2009

And the wait continues

I'm drawing blanks when thinking of a new blog to write. I don't want to keep repeating myself. There is still nothing new to report. Ang had another OB appointment yestderday and nothing has changed. So the anticipation of an early arrival is absolutely draining us. When indeed it looks like this may go for the long haul. Monday will be 38 weeks. And in the meantime I keep getting houses to drywall that are farther and farther away from Ang. So that if she does go into labour it's going to take me at least an 1 1/2 hours to get to her.

Anyhoo, Malaia is saying at least 3 new words a day now, and really pushing her limits. I think we may be getting an early taste of the terrible two's. We are still working on "timeouts" with her. It actually works too. We simply warn her not to do what she's doing. Then we say do you want a timeout? Then when she continues to misbehave, we simply put her on the 3rd stair of our staircase and walk away, and she actually stays there. She cries a bit. But she never tries to come off of the stairs. Of course, we only leave her there for a minute or two. We're just glad we're gaining a little bit of the power struggle back from her. We now have our first parenting weapon that works.

But I digress, when I know something it will be said.. Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for the update Rich, when we didn't hear from you for a while I was beginning to think maybe you were tied up with a new baby! :-) Hopefully Ang will go into labour when you are nice and close.

    It is great that Malaia is grasping the concept of time outs.