Follow Friday – Cosleeping Edition

17 Jun

I should have just called this post “mostly embarrassing photos of us napping,” because essentially, that’s what it is. I’ll have to apologize for the terrible quality of most of these photos, they were all taken with a first generation iPhone in mostly light.

Very soon now Isobel will be making the transition to sleeping in her very own big girl bed in her very own room. We coslept with her for over a year and a half before we made the transition to her sleeping in a toddler bed at the foot of ours. She barely ever slept in her nursery.

These photos should all be clickable flickr links if you want to follow them back to vintage photos of our sweet Isobel.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Learn more about it in my FAQ.

ScrewyDecimal I just confiscated a vuvuzela from a kid in the library. It’s gonna be THAT kind of night.

TheRedQueen I have been on hold for over 20 mins with my bank. I think they are waiting for me to hang up.

sbellelauren honeydew melons continued existence on this earth make me doubt evolution more than anything

ApocalypseHow Coincidentally, “Game of Thrones” is what I have long called my ongoing struggle with constipation.

anjeanettec Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris called off their wedding! It really makes you wonder if gold-diggers & old rich men will ever find true love 😦

johnmoe Some people like to take a staycation but they go somewhere. It’s called an “awaycation”.

apelad Eyes on devices, people. Furtive glances only.

SteveHuff I had an ok childhood, did fine socially in high school and get along well with my wife. No wonder the Internet makes me feel so alone.

LIFECOACHERS Simplify! Burn your shit! Also burn your belongings!

KelleysBreakRm Someone in China is strutting around with an English word tattooed on his arm. He is a man of mystery & envied by all.

jen_talley I have been offline since Saturday morning, so of course I feel as if I have been on a deserted island for several years.

DamienFahey Based on how I close my Prius’ hatchback, I can’t imagine I’d be any good at spinning the Price Is Right wheel.

RailbirdJ Good God. You named your kid Cliché? People hate clichés

hvymtllibrarian Metadeth #librarymetalbands

hvymtllibrarian Blackwell Sabbath #librarymetalbands

hvymtllibrarian Call Numburzum #librarymetalbands

hvymtllibrarian Panterabytes #librarymetalbands

hvymtllibrarian Type OPAC Negative #librarymetalbands

hvymtllibrarian Overdööm #librarymetalbands

bobanda Shüsh #librarymetalbands

Runningboard7 MARC of Cain #librarymetalbands

Runningboard7 Dewey Decibel System #librarymetalbands

FakeAPStylebook Do you know what an Internet search history is? No? Well, neither does your congressperson. #ProTip

johnmoe Says he can’t do dishes cause he’s got the whole world in his hands. Nice. Thanks a lot. #GodIsMyRoommate

johnmoe Hangs out playing Xbox all day. Says He’s tired from creating the universe. Dude, that was how long ago? #GodIsMyRoommate

TwoAdults Monday the 13th seems potentially a heck of a lot more disastrous than a Friday the 13th.

stevetweeters I like to think of myself as a fair and just god of bugs but sometimes I kill the harmless ones to add a little mysterious into the mix.

davidmmegee Angela Lansbury will drop you like third period French. #MurderSheWrote

kkilimnik I wanted to show my husband how mad I was at him, so I unfriended him on Facebook. That’ll show him.

sethdmichaels If you live in Helena, Montana & own a store that sells baskets & it’s not called “Helena Handbasket” I don’t even know what to say to you.

theRratedBull I’m really careful about saying I’d give my left nut to do anything because its the only one I got.

jen_talley Book review on Audible: “A great listen, even if you don’t believe in werewolves!” Um. “Even if” ???

BridgetCallahan Mostly, I just want to be covered in ice right now.

Brain_Wash Margaret Thatcher has refused to see Sarah Palin when she tours the country this summer. I guess someone did warn the British, after all.

anjeanettec Dear people who keep “inviting” me into their Mafia families: I know how to waste time all by myself.

TurboGrandma Don’t front, Zappos. I know you have “Fuck Me” galoshes. You’re not fooling anyone with your “Zero results for this search” horse hockey.

OhHereWeGo My neighbor needs to reset his router! Is there a Hallmark card for this?

joe_hill HOLY SHIT. I was drifting off to sleep & had a profound realization that I had to share. Shaggy & Velma are A COUPLE. So are Fred & Daphne!

markleggett “Schadenfreude” is a German term for when you sneeze way too hard and then have to hide your underpants in the work toilets. Been there!

smonkyou Is everything a musical? I can’t wait for Cheers the Musical.

planetx Never trust an amphibian. Land or water! PICK A SIDE!!!

LateFines Valhalla or bust.


mocoddle If you walked a mile in my shoes, I’d totally have to get my shoes back. Jerk.

WhyIsDaddyCryin I miss the rapture tweets… Is it October yet?

LouisPeitzman If you follow, unfollow, and refollow to get my attention, I will follow you back. Then immediately unfollow, just to fuck with your head.

slackmistress Sad that Bobby Fischer didn’t live long enough to be sponsored by AXE.

wordlust If I ever get religion, I’m going with Thor or Ganesha. The only thing I respect more than a big fucking hammer is a big fucking elephant.

TheBloggess Dear geeks: There’s nothing after the credits of the new X-Men movie. There. I just saved you four minutes.

pistolval In case you wondered what the worst smell on earth is? It would be the can of soup that exploded in my pantry.

PMuffintop I can’t believe my baby boy turned 3 today. If he wasn’t trying to assassinate me all of the time, I’d want a third.

sarahbellumd BREAKING: my balls. (if i had any)

RobinMcCauley “I could get a lot done if there were more than two hours in a day.” – cats

michaeljnelson Though it would seem implausible I am now convinced that everyone knows at least one person who looks like Animal from the Muppets.

alwysabridesmd This yogurt’s been room temp since 8 am. But I’m eating it. I made it and also it’s been far too long since I’ve been in an emergency room.

elloyd74 Little kid did such a beautiful, wacky happy dance when I opened the library doors this morning, you’d think this was the Apple store.

jillgengler Trying to add some spice to my Friday by adding “OR SO YOU SAY” to internal comments on work tickets. Let’s see what happens.

sirruh “Twitter won’t hug me or take care of me when I’m sick. But it also won’t suggest I run more or demand bjs and dinner.”

telephase The recycling truck Guy is bumping Poison by Bell Biv Devoe like it’s a parade. #notcomplaining

TheSuniverse Fuck this – I’m making a new To Do list that only includes fun stuff.

modinkpeeb Just invented “kneebagging.” Sorry, world.

theleanover A lot of alien planets look like the foothills near the Paramount lot. #startrekTNG

johnroderick Facebook suggests that I “friend” Courtney Love, which is not even in the top 100 non-verbs I want to do to Courtney Love.

telephase Chrome is trying to translate the Japanese on Hootsuite’s ‘We’re Down’ page. That makes me feel a little bit better.

johnmoe Wait one second! If they’re the “Mavericks” but play as a cohesive team, is that even allowed?

miss_sarah_s Go, <insert name of city> <insert name of animal / weather phenomenon / cultural stereotype>!! They’re my favorite <insert sport> team!!

babybabylemon When Spencer wanted juice and I gave him water he was pissed until I told him it was cloud juice. #scoreoneformama

TheNextMartha Hearing sarcastic remarks makes you more creative. You’re welcome.

smonkyou we need to pass some trickle up economics.

MrWordsWorth Dogs have pretty much ceded the internet to the cats.

TheBloggess I lost 2 followers after explicitly telling people not to send me nude photos of themselves. I’m sorry to have disappointed both of you.

KeepingYouAwake Me? I’m at Costco buying dog food. Yeah. I’m kind of a pimp.

willgoldstein The grass has sprouted! Just call me “The Germinator”

kellyoxford The best part about getting older is that you aren’t dead yet.

louisvirtel MTV canceled Skins. There was probably too much music in it.

michaeljnelson Certainly “Roxanne” has been the cause of the most caterwauling followed by involuntary punching.

Athenabee I swear one of Zofia’s toys sounds like Alec Baldwin.

ejbenjamin What a F̶A̶R̶T̶Y̶ SAD story! Leonard B Stern, creator of P̶L̶A̶Y̶B̶O̶Y̶ MAD LIBS, has died of B̶O̶N̶E̶R̶S̶ HEART FAILURE

sassypiehole my (twice divorced) father just informed my sister that he has a problem communicating with women. alert the media, this is huge.

FakeAPStylebook Thorough research is the key to quality reporting. Read the ENTIRE Wikipedia article before writing your story.

theleanover First line of my Shakespeare paper: “Much Ado About nothing concerns itself with the excesses of honky culture.”

LouisPeitzman I hate when people give me shit for working at home. My office is just like your office. Except better, because mine has hell of blankets.

RootsAndZest Teenager just referred to me as “that mom over there” to his friend. #AlmostAsBadAsMaam

MrWordsWorth Willie Nelson pleaded ‘Willie Nelson’ to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

FakeeEtiquette It is rude to post images you stole from other sites without a watermark of your blog’s logo Photoshopped in.

DanMacEachern I’d be much less worried about all this talk about storing data in the cloud if I didn’t think Lando Calrissian will betray us all.

brianbeutler If there is global warming, which I doubt, it’s almost certainly caused by abortion.

alonelyargonaut so is nintendo going for the poetic justice announcement with the Wii U being their dreamcastian downfall?

sassypiehole great. just sprayed myself in the face with miracle grow. now I’ll have TWO bushes!

ProfessorSnack As far as tool names go, “ball peen hammer” has always made me a little uncomfortable.

LIFECOACHERS Burn all your pants because fuck pants.

TweetsofOld Advice to young men: “Never ask a young lady why her back hair does not match that in front.” IA1878

shinyinfo If you think about it, if these people are ALWAYS seeing dead bodies & it doesn’t effect them, they’re probably sociopaths. #JessicaFletcher

NickFlora ‘The Kardashians’ have now been on the air twice as long as ‘Arrested Development.’ THIS IS WHY YOU CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, AMERICA.

TurtleParade Heaven. My daughter is brushing my hair. (Mostly in the right direction)

jszyd Later today, only because of popular request, I am going to fuck myself.

sween When I say “please bear with me” I want you to pretend to be a bear with me.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Learn more about it in my FAQ.

9 Responses to “Follow Friday – Cosleeping Edition”

  1. Shannon June 17, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    I love the fact that there is a cat in every picture.

  2. LittleBig June 17, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Cats are the original cosleepers, LOL!

  3. Windsor Grace June 17, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    You guys are seriously the cutest. New life goal, make tweet of the week.

  4. Sarah June 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Weeee! I love the co-sleeping pics. I have a gajillion and A isn’t even 6 months old. Now I know it’s okay to post them on the internet some day. 😉

    • LittleBig June 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      I hope they are as unflattering as mine! And I mean that in the best possible way.

  5. keli June 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    the pictures!!! i love how the cat is in almost all of them. and totally between her legs in one. hilarious!! we didn’t co-sleep past 8 weeks or so with our girls, yet the 4-year old has slowly migrated back. it never ends.

    • LittleBig June 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      I’ll be the first to say that Cosleeping has its pros and cons. I loved it and it helped me bond through the PPD, but yeah, we have friends whose 8 year old climbs into bed with them every night around 3 a.m. It’s hard because YAY! FAMILY SNUG PILE! but then it’s like, Um, Mommy and Daddy eventually want to make another one… heh. 😉

      • Windsor Grace June 18, 2011 at 5:26 am #

        Totally just over explain what that means and you’ll gross her right out of there

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