Ode to The Big Green Ball

Who knew that an exercise ball would have been our most important piece of baby equipment. It was. The ball would make Parker go from screaming to sleeping in a matter of minutes (granted, sometimes it would take hours) and what else can you ask for as new freaked out parents? We loved that thing so much that we took it on vacation with us (Whistler AND California), I took it to dinner parties and to book clubs. In fact, one time it rolled out of the car and into the middle of the street and we went running for it like it was our best friend rolling away. It is a miracle that we did not pop it—a true testament to the strength of rubber. We figure that we bounced on that thing for 5 months, which is approximately 150 days, 3x day (which is underestimating), for 8 minutes per session (which is also underestimating) and there are 130 bounces per minute (that’s pure science). That my friends, is approximately 500,000 bounces. No wonder my back hurts. But on New Year’s day we ceremoniously let the air out of the ball and had a small party. It was our New Years miracle. Sleep training really works.

Happy 2009!


Liz and Josh Davis said...

LOVE the ODE and love the new pics. I am so happy little P is on a new sleep train....I have a good feeling that it will be so good for all 3 of you. way to go! XO

Anonymous said...

Sar, I love your blog... it's just incredible to see Parker grow! I hope we get to see you guys soon! I have one question, talk to me about "sleep training" is it a particular process or is it something you and Gar worked out for her schedule? I need tips!!
xoxo, Shay

Anonymous said...

YEAH PARKER!!!! I am so stoked for you guys!! I swear that this is the best thing that you will have done in all five months of that little gals life!! It is truly amazing the day that the ol' yoga ball gets deflated! I am so proud of you and most of all Parker, I knew she could do it! Love you tons!
xx k&ella