Monday, April 10, 2006
Look what Snuggle Bug is addicted to...
Snuggle Bug is addicted to this Fisher Price aquarium. We've had it in his crib since he was a wee little one.

Whenever he was fussy as a newborn, we'd turn on his aquarium and he'd stare at it intently, calming down almost instantaneously! I'm not sure if it was the motion of the fish swaying back and forth, the water churning around in circles, the light glowing, or the lullaby music/ocean wave sounds playing that kept his attention. It's probably all of those combined. Whatever it was, he's always loved this thing and he often times would fall asleep while watching his fishies.

The tricky part about this contraption is that it has a timer. You push the on button and it'll go for a certain amount of time and then shut off. That was always a bad thing! If Snuggle Bug hadn't yet fallen asleep, he'd cry when the aquarium turned off. I'd have to go back in and turn it on for him again, sometimes several times before it'd finally lull him to sleep.

Well, this morning, for the first time ever, I watched Snuggle Bug figure out how to push the on button (located on the right side of the aquarium) himself! Not only that, he figured out that the other button on the right changes the sound from various lullaby music to ocean waves every time you push it. When he realized I had entered his nursery and was watching him, he turned to me, danced a jig in his crib, and beamed at me proudly!

So, it took him 15 months to figure out how to control his aquarium. Who cares! I'm just thrilled that I'll no longer have to be in another room, listening for the music to stop, ready to jump up and turn it on again!

Ah, the simple pleasures in life!
3:28 PM

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Jenna said...

Lovely! Nick has the aquarium mobile. Best part? OOOH. IT HAS A REMOTE. I can do it from the door in the hallway so he doesn't have to see me.

Remotes are love.

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

That is too cool, Jenna! I didn't know they made them with remotes, or I would've gotten one of those!


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(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)

(Part 1)
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(Part 7)
(Part 8)
(Part 9)
(Part 10- Adoption Finalization)

Fostering isn't for the faint of heart!

(our journey to adopt again through foster-to-adopt, the good, the bad, & everything in between)

Adoption #2- considering the State
More Adoption #2 thoughts
Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 2)
Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
Adoption #2- Long overdue update
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Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
Adoption #2: I love it when things go my way!
Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
Adoption #2- We passed the follow-up home inspection!
Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
Adoption #2- We're licensed!
Adoption #2- We have a tiny baby here!
Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
Adoption #2- Overdue update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- The latest on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
Adoption #2- Placement Meeting- UPDATED!
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
Adoption #2- A Birthday Party for Boo
Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
A new caseworker for Boo
I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
Contested termination trial begins tomorrow afternoon
Boo's adoption has been finalized!

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