-We are knee deep in what I hear is called "The 4 Month Sleep Regression" (or progression, depending on how you look at it.) After treating us to a few weeks of longer sleep stretches, we've regressed… a lot. Apparently, Jasper is now cycling through sleep cycles like we do except he doesn't know how to get back to sleep between them so that means he's waking me up every hour or two for help. Yes, it's awful. Yes, I'm tired.
-On the positive side, Jasper is SO MUCH FUN RIGHT NOW. He is learning so much and his little personality is starting to come through. He loves to 'chat' and is really busy fine-tuning his hand coordination. It's quite cute. He's also drooling like crazy and loving gnawing on his toys which makes me wonder if teeth are on the horizon. It is seriously cool watching a little human grow by the second.
-We booked our flights to Croatia! I'm so excited about this and it feels good to be back online, researching and planning our upcoming destination. Planning is a loose term here - we are flying into Split and out of Dubrovnik and we have 11 days. I'm booking accommodation for the beginning and the end; the middle, we'll play by ear. Again, any tips are welcome :)
-My hazy days have been spent binge-watching Jane The Virgin which is surprisingly charming. I'm also loving the new Joshua Radin album.
-I accidentally left my Kindle in Canada but I finally have it back and can pick up Big Little Lies where I left off. I'm not hooked yet but everyone raves about it so I have high hopes. I'd love a book set in Croatia (or its former republic.) Anyone have any recommendations?
-Joe has upcoming work trips to Texas (Jasper and I are staying back) and later, in Scotland. We're pondering having J and I meet him in Edinburgh. I've only spent time in Aberdeen and it's definitely not a favourite destination for us but I'm keen to see a little more of the country.
-We are in full winter mode here in Stavanger which means rain, wind, hail and more rain. Blah. This last week, the temperatures dropped and we saw actual sun and blue skies. We've been taking some long walks in hopes of remembering what fresh air feels like.
-Google has been emailing me about renewing my domain name. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to get into my Google Admin account to update billing information. If, come February first, this web address ceases to exist, I guess it means I haven't figured it out and I'm back to www.fromtheretoheretheblog.blogspot.com.
-Two friends whom we met in Gabon now live in Norway and we're hoping to meet this weekend for a little reunion. I'm looking forward to reminiscing and introducing them to Jasper.
What is new on your end? I'm missing the blogging world and my online friends - hope you're well :)