Friday, May 1, 2009

JD + New Car = Sick as a Pig?

I've been dealing with JD nap issues pretty much every day. He hasn't been sleeping well or at all during his naps. Most of you expert mommies will tell me this means he is ready to give up naps!

I'm not ready to believe this because JD (I) needs his naps still. Seriously though, when he skips his nap, he is miserable and exhausted all afternoon until bedtime. But we have had quite the battle at naptime this week!

Then on Wednesday night, Jon did some research and surprised me with a visit to a car dealership to look at a new car. After I got pregnant with JD, I inherited Jon's Yukon to drive, since he has a city vehicle to drive. I never loved to drive the Yukon which always felt like a big truck. And it definitely didn't have very many family-friendly features (since we bought it long before we even thought of babies).

So after a 3 1/2 hour haggling, negotiating process (by my husband) and a 3 1/2 hour babysitting fest for me at the car dealership, we drove away in a new Toyota Sequoia! I love how kid-friendly it is with so many fun features - third row auto fold down seating, pull up screens for all of the windows, bench seating with a middle section that pulls WAY up (great for passing stuff back to kids), a mirror above the rear view mirror to see the backseat, etc, etc.

JD has warmed up to the Sequoia and calls it the "new car" everytime he gets in. He also tells us it is "red, not black." (Our Yukon was black and the Sequoia is burgandy)

But the downside is that between the lack of naps and JD's late bedtime on Wednesday (and quite possibly all of the nasty dirty toys at the dealership that he played with for hours), he now has a cough, runny nose and a slight fever. Hooray!

And for anyone who has even glanced at the news, you can't escape the swine flu paranoia overload. I'm not usually given to paranoia, so I'm going with my old standby - JD has a cold.

I'll let you know if I start hearing JD oink in his bed or something.


Katie said...

Congrats on the new car!!! How exciting! Don't you just love new wheels!? Can't wait to see pictures!

Abbe said...

Congrats on the new car, that is SO fun! Good luck with the oinking, I am so glad I know at least one other person not freaking out about the swine.

Heather said...

Can't wait to see your new Aggie Maroon Sequoia....Gig 'Em!!

Lindsay said...

Yes, congrats on the new car. JD may or may not be ready to give up naps. K was not either but still did not take them. She wanted them at 4 -which is way too late in my book. I think 2 is just a difficult transition year on so many levels. Eventually you can just leave him in his room to play while you nap. That is what I do. 3 is a bit easier in that respect. I feel you though. I have been there also.