So I was looking at my calendar on the side (over there on the left hand side – see that litle calendar of September) and if I write today, then I’ve done every other day this week.Â That’s pretty good considering my track record lately.
Josiah is …..well, no he’s not really getting into a routine, at least not a predictable one.Â He is nursing every 3 hours now instead of everyÂ 2 hours, and if I (whispering so no one will crucify me for doing this) put him on his tummy, he will sleep a little in between feedings, and my poor aching back can get a little bit of a break.
Yes, I know all about SIDS, and how to “put your baby BACK to sleep”, but all of my monkeys have flailed around on their backs and woken up every 3 minutes, and Josiah hates to be swaddled because he likes his hands up by his face, and really…I don’t have time to argue about this, because the kid is going to wake up, and then I’m occupied, so…..seeing as it’s my blog…..we are moving on.
Jeremy had dental surgery today.Â We are terrible parents, and he has a bazillion cavities, and one of his teeth was rotten so bad, that it needed a rooth canal, and so they just yanked it out and put a spacer in it’s place.Â Then he had 2 teeth crowned, and a couple other fillings.Â I’d like to say that we are not terribly parents, but I really don’t know.Â Does he just have bad teeth.Â When they came out at a year old, they had little brown spots on them, and I wonder if it had something to do with all the meds he was on as an infant, or if he just has extremely soft teeth.Â I do know that he didn’t get the same care and attention as Geli and Xan, but I didn’t think we were THAT lax.Â Oh well, I can beat myself up over it or move on and let it go.Â We’ve been EXTREMELY dilligent with his teeth and brushing and flossing, and now that everything is fixed, we’l be able to tell in 6 months to a year if it’s us or his cruddy teeth.Â Is it bad that I’m hoping it’s the teeth?
The picture is him post surgery and laying very quietly.Â I think I’d like him to have surgery once a week if it means he’s going to be still and quiet for the whole day.Â Just kidding!Â sort of!
And, I’m tired!Â Yup, I was so tired last night, while I was waiting for 10:30pm to roll around so we could give Josiah a bath and then I could nurse him to sleep, that I almost cried thinking about having to get up with him in the middle of the night.Â
We made it until bed time, though, and the wonderful little man fell asleep at 11pm, and didn’t wake up unti 3:56am….and I didn’t cry when I got up to change his diaper.Â Yah for me! And a huge YAh for him.Â All of my kids have been pretty good in the sleep department, and it’s nice to have another one that looks like he won’t be doing the “up every hour or even every other hour” night feeds.Â I don’t like those!Â And no one in my family likes me when I have to do one of those.Â Heck, I don’t even like me when I have to do one of those.Â Mean and Nasty!
I have found one little item that I want, and I just need to save up the money to get it.Â It’s not too expensive, but I don’t have any discretionary fnds right now, and I don’t want to go back to doing lunch monitoring at the school right now.
Any way, enough about that, it’s this cool little device.
It counts time and helps to keep track of how long you fed and which side you last nursed on.Â It keeps track of the details so that you and your sleep deprived brain doesn’t have to.Â It even has a little flash light so you can see your baby in the dark – if you’re anal and just want to check that they are still breathing in their little bassinette right beside you….’cause it’s not like you didnt’ hear them grunting and moaning around a gas bubble about 20 seconds ago.
Anyway, it’s totally cool, and I can buy one on-line, or they have them at a shop in Vancouver.Â It’s totally affordable at about $40, and SO worth the hassle of not having to try and recall all that information.
So, I’m sitting here in my pyjamas, and cooking some rice noodles for J to eat, andÂ Sia is sleeping, and I really have to go and try to do “something”…..I’m not sure what the something is…..there are just so many somethings that need to be done.Â Maybe I’ll just ignore it all and read.Â That’s “something” – isn’t it?
Edited to Add:
I’d love to start my own on-line store with all the cool baby items that I’ve foundÂ and endorse.Â Doesn’t that sound like fun?Â I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and will have to talk to Jon about it to see if it’s even worth pursuing the thought any further.Â It’s not like I wouldn’t be ble to get a smoking website – I even know an amazing web designer who I could probably convince to make me one for some “favors”.Â What do you think about the idea?