First of all, Amanda is my HERO for forgetting her sound machine in Alabama and offering it to me. Yay for sound machines. We played with it for a few minutes and watched for a reaction. When I turned on the "heartbeat" option, Asher got still, so heartbeat it is. What's funny is that the whole house seems to dial down when we hear the heartbeat on the sound machine. Maybe there's a primal reaction to a heartbeat. Maybe we're all remembering the womb. Maybe it's why percussion instruments are present in every culture. Who knows. Anyway, he's a better sleeper, and I'm a happier mom, because of the sound machine.
Second, an update on Bob and Flo: We did more research on the area, and found out that Flo's neighborhood is more stable than we had originally thought. It has appreciated at the same rate as Bob, and average number of days on the market is actually fewer for Flo. So we made an offer, and it was accepted on Friday. Barring anything unforeseen, we'll be moving at the end of September. Meet Flo, everyone. Although Flo sent me an email shortly after she first appeared on the blog and said she resented the nickname, it sounded so out-of-work-waitress, and she preferred to think of herself as a little more hip than all THAT. So heretofore she will be known as ... what? Shirley? Meg? Lovey? We'll see.
P.S. Brian said this post should be named, "We're going with the Flo."