Monday, January 22, 2007

Back for...now

I'm not sure if I'm back for good, or back for now...we'll see.

Here are a few things that have been going on

1. We moved back to Jerusalem two months ago. So Jerusalem Revealed no longer lives in Ra'anana. I miss the calm and quiet of Ra'anana - but that's about it. I sure don't mind that I no longer have to drive 1.5 hours each way to get to school. I sure don't mind the plethora of available eating options here in Jerusalem. And I definitely don't mind babysitters (my parents) that live a 3 minutes drive away.

2. Akiva, whom we call 'Kivi', 'Kivi-Weevey', 'The Weevey' or 'Kievs' is....growing, developing, becoming a real person. It still sort of shocks me every once in a while...I look at this giggling little boy and think - "I (with a bit of help) made him. I take care of him. And I haven't forgotten him anywhere yet." He looks mostly like me, but certain expressions make him look a little like Bryan. He is very ticklish, has quite a personality, is a total blabbermouth (now there's a surprise - my son, the big talker), can be very stubborn but is quite gentle. Amazing how at 5.5 months his very essence is probably all right there.

Kivi is still not sleeping through the night - until 2 nights ago we were dealing with 3 wakings a night, that required either Bryan or I to put him back to sleep. Last night, after a late-night viewing of Tsotsi, I gave him a "dream feed" at midnight. He woke up at 3:20 am, but we let him whimper for a minute or two, and then he went back to sleep.

Tonight, I put him to sleep really early, like 6:30 pm. He woke briefly at 7:15, so I fed him again. Then I laid him in his crib wide awake and guess what? He put himself to sleep! Perhaps we are turning a corner - otherwise I will lose it soon.

We recently went to South Africa for a wedding, and while there had professional pictures of Akiva and the family taken - I leave you with 3 of my favorites:





13 Comments:

Blogger NG said...

Yay!

9:34 PM  
Blogger RaggedyMom said...

Yum! What a cutie-pie! I'm glad you're enjoying your baby and the transition out of newborn-mode into real-baby-mode.

I think the lack of sleep that motherhood brings was simultaneously the most unexpected and the most insanity-inducing thing (still is). Having kids learn to fall asleep on their own is a huge blessing, and I didn't catch on until my older one was about a year old.

Stay the strong, healthy mother that you seem to be!

3:56 AM  
Blogger IsraLuv said...

de-licious. welcome back from your haitus from both the blog and jtown

12:02 PM  
Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

I guess you're now Jerusalem Re-Revealed. Adorable family...I know you're enjoying!

3:49 PM  
Blogger lisoosh said...

Squeee! I had almost given up on you.
Absolutely adorable pictures, you all look happy and healthy, so glad that things are going well.

Now what about everything else? Jobs, exams, move etc.
Spill.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Jordan Hirsch said...

Nice to see you back. What lovely pictures. You have a beautiful family.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous siobhan said...

What a nice suprise to see you back! Gorgeous pictures - such a happy time!

11:24 PM  
Blogger MoChassid said...

Nice to have you back. What a beautiful family.

11:00 PM  
Blogger treppenwitz said...

Well, thanks for the heads-up!

Oh, cute kid. :-)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Hi

Please consider writing news pieces or an op-ed for Jewrusalem: Israeli Uncensored News. We strive to present different views and opinions while rejecting political correctness. Ideally, we try to make the news "smart and funny." Thus, your input is very welcome.

Best,
Alex
www.jewrusalem.net/en

8:23 PM  
Blogger Jen&Lee said...

Mazel Tov from Canada!
I was wondering around on the internet and I stumbled on your page. I remember my sons Bris( I hid in the kitchen with the other young men from the family who thought they could watch , but quickly joined me there...lol)
I hope your family has all of the best.
Shalom,
Jennifer

10:40 PM  
Anonymous David said...

Adorable Baby!

4:27 AM  
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