2.23.2008

Dora



Oh how I love this little lady, and her monkey, Boots. Mostly because Oz loves them so much. It became apparent at a very young age (4 months) that he preferred Dora to any other show. Dora got us through the 2 months of constant ear infections, bronchialitis, colds, and teething that spanned December and January.

Last night something was up with him again. Could be teeth, could be a sore throat (I've had one all week). Whatever the cause, he woke up at 2, 4, and then again at 5.30. The 5.30 wake up time was the worst; he was inconsolable and wouldn't nurse or go back to sleep. And as you all know, 5.30 am is NOT an acceptable wake up time. So I grabbed my laptop and put it on the rocker, right in front of his crib. I inserted Dora's Christmas, and the second he heard the intro, the crying ceased. I left the light on dimly, and shut the door.

2.5 hours later (8 am), I went back into his room. He was happily crawling around his crib, watching Dora. He cried when I took him out to change his diaper! If Dora were real, I'd write her a thank you note for the extra hours of sleep I so desperately needed. Gracias, Dora. Gracias, Boots!




(This is a picture Grandma took of Oz watching Dora on our wall projector. He tries to get as close as he can to the picture, and most of the time ends up sitting in the fireplace.)

9 comments:

Liz said...

LOL. Dora got us through many a road trips and moving waiting for tv/ cable hook-up for 2 weeks.

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Tania said...

OH yes. I am painfully aware of just how unacceptable 5:30am is as a wake up time!

carrie said...

I love Oz in the fireplace...so cute

eryka said...

Isaac has always been my early riser. I hope one day he will learn to sleep in.

We love Dora too!

Amanda said...

Yo amo Dora! I knew we were spending too much time with Dora when Drew started calling red things rojo.

Nana Lewis said...

Oh cute little Oz! When Oz was tiny and sitting in his exerciser Sara turned on Dora. Oz spun around post-haste when he heard the music to face the wall and projector and Dora.


Grampa Lewis said tonight, "It seems forever since we have seen Oz, and it has only been not even two months." I can't wait to get my hands on him, and my lips on his cute cute cheeks in two days!!!!

Natalee said...

Amen. Gracias to Dora, Diego, and the whole cartoon network.

di said...

oh how we love dora! she is affectionately called "dah dah" in our family.

little side note--i love your flooring! is your carpet from "flor"? love it!

Janice said...

What a cute little head. I love little babies round heads.