The Very Rich Hours of the Lambrights

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It’s been HOW long since we slept?

December 20th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Donovan here. Things are good, but I don’t mind saying that we’ve had our ups and downs. For awhile, Rayna absolutely refused to sleep at night. She’d start screaming around 9:30 PM and would keep it up pretty much non-stop until dawn. We handled it well at first but sleep deprivation and stress finally started to take a toll. We’ve made a few changes to how we feed her and results have been positive. I’m hopeful that we’ve successfully weathered our first storm.

Other than that, things are going pretty well here at Castle Lambright. Rayna and I enjoy watching the Kansas City Chiefs on TV even if they lose more often than they win. We’ve discovered that Rayna likes car trips and we’ve taken her out a few times just to get out of the house. Last week, we all went to the mall. Nicole, Mona (Nicole’s Mom), and Rayna went Christmas shopping while I hid in Barnes and Noble reading. It was a nice getaway. I’m told that Rayna was a big hit with the shoppers. 🙂

Yesterday, we went to SELCO (where I work) for the annual staff Christmas party. Once again, Rayna was the belle of the ball and we all had a good time. I went back to work today after taking two weeks off. I’ll work two weeks and take two more off, which should work well for both us and the office.

Rayna has been keeping her eyes open more and seems to be getting better at tracking large objects. She seems to know our voices and will turn her head in the direction of the speaker when one of us talks. It’s pretty cool.

I’ve posted some new pictures on the photo page (link is located on the right side of the screen). There are some pictures of Rayna’s first bath and some other random shots that I added to the “Rayna” photo album. Now that we are all well-rested, I’ll try to do a better job posting. 🙂

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  • 1 Anonymous // Dec 21, 2005 at 2:16 pm

    We sure enjoyed the latest pictures of Rayana. We enlarged them so we could get a good look. We agree, she is beautiful. We have a great gandson born just 10 days before her and got pictues only once and am patiently waitng for more. He was a big 8lb. 12 oz. boy.

  • 2 Gayle Lin // Jan 21, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    It’s Jan. 21st. She’ll be half grown and we won’t know what she looks like. How about some recent pictures?

  • 3 Anonymous // Jan 28, 2006 at 9:26 am

    Donovan and Nicole, we continue to enjoy the pics. We haven’t forgotten the difficult sleepless nights that you described. Percevere. All the best.
    Hank and Jean
    1/28/06

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