warning-- LONG rambling post, trying to catch up!
ugh, so i just put the bubs to bed..... totally
: that she will stay asleep, but really very much doubting it... we, too, have been having crazy wake-up issues. it generally takes forever to get her to go to sleep at night-- she'll drift off, but then as soon as you put her in her pack-n-play, she'll wake up. happy, mind you. smiling and reaching her little arms out. so then you have to start over. and over. and over. then finally she'll go down and get a good 5 or 6 hour stretch... but then she's up every hour or so after that, which is the real killer. and the frustrating thing is that co-sleeping seems to make it worse-- when she's next to me, if i move at *all*, she'll wake up-- and i don't mean just little wake-up-move-to-the-boob, i mean totally wide eyed, gurgling, play-with-me-right-now-or-i-will-cry awake, all night long. i still half-co-sleep, though-- after her first big wakening of the night, i bring her into bed, just because it's so much easier than getting up nine more times. birthmommom, i totally agree about feeling like a zombie-- i want to cry a lot, because i am just so tired and useless. i am trying to break the habit of just nursing her whenever she wakes up, because although it's so easy for me, i feel that it must be reinforcing the waking. cwoodard:
"Is it really evil that I feel like dumping a bucket of cold water on DH so he has to wake up then too??"
Oh my god... yes. I mean, not "yes, you are evil," but "yes, I have that feeling too." when dd wakes up in the morning, i feel, "why should i be the only one to suffer?" so i actually just sit there and talk to her in bed. sometimes i even say, "ooh, daddy thinks he gets to sleep until his alarm clock goes off! why don't you tell him he's silly." No, I am not passive aggressive, thank you.
In basic news of the bubs, she is awesome!!!! She turned 4 months old today, the littlest peanut.
She is super-strong. She has been rolling over since she was 4 weeks old, and can now roll clear across the room. She can also sit without any support, even her own hands. i have pictures of that, but they are not flattering of her, so i will not show them.
she is, being adorable in Central Park.lovetobemama:
"And in the area of healing after our births, anyone who had a vaginal delivery still finding things a tad bit tender when DTD?"
I wouldn't know. We haven't tried. the baby is just taking so much energy, and then i feel like such a disgusting slob, that the last thing i want to do in the evenings is put out.
: i'm a bit worried. dh is a total gentleman, but *surely* he must be getting tired of this...
plus, dh doesn't get home until 8:00 at the absolute earliest-- he just called and said he'd *try* to be home by 9 tonight, so i feel like i'm basically single-parenting, but with a corporate sponsor. it is rough, sometimes, because he isn't getting to know the bubs at all, and doesn't know anything about babies anyway, so the time he does spend with her is usually a disaster.....
on other topics:
can I play Chore Wars even if I've never gamed in my life and don't udnerstand it? Does someone need to invite me to a game?juise:
Your black widow story is scaring the living bejeezus out of me. i am so, so, so, so, so, so, so scared of spiders. like, pathologically. i am convinced that each one is plotting to kill me. i have dreams in which spiders fly through the airs and latch onto my neck like vampires. the worst part is that i can't kill them either. i'll either summon ALL my courage and trap them under a glass, or call dh and then be really sad and remorseful when he squashes them, or-- most often-- just spend hours staring at them in terror as they make their little nests of evil in the corners of my house.NOS
, I want to chime in on the GOOD FOR YOUs about your NIP/etc retorts. I am in the "too afraid to say anything" crowd, but I usually just walk away silently. I am, luckily, secure enough in my parenting choices to be influenced by dummies.mama2-4:
We tried to get the bubs on the bottle, actually, but she would have absolutely nothing to do with it. ab-so-f'ing-lutely not.
BUT, I she drinks from a cup with great relish. Everyone kept telling me that a daycare (she'll be going in september) wouldn't feed her from a cup
: because apparantly, i don't know, it's like she's "special needs" or something. i kept saying that if they refused to feed her from a cup i would pitch a total fit and sue them. but. at any rate. i have succeeded in having her use a sippy cup. the born free wouldn't work, because you have to suck it and she didn't get it. but i took the suction valve out of an Avent cup, so the milk just drips out, and she loves it!
on the topic of gardens-- we have a garden! we are growing 6 different lettuce, spinach (that failed), pink okra, 6 different peppers, 3 different squash, 2 cucumbers, 4 tomatoes, 2 broccolis, one broccoli-kale cross, purple cauliflour, one thing that i can't remember but it's next to the broccoli, and.. um... i think that's it... oh. and artichokes. oh, and a watermellon.
: They're all wack-o heirloom varieties. i am totally excited. here
is the bubs with our first non-lettuce harvest.
, i have no idea how to make a friend. i mean, i'm pretty scared of people, but i can muster up the social wherewithal to talk to them at the pool, but i don't know where to go from there. i guess you say, "wow, little B is totally captivated by your baby F. Maybe we should have a play-date!" And then hope they don't dis you.
Not that anyone would dis you. Just that I am always assuming people don't like me.
But that's not for discussion here.
So-- *really* lastly-- thanks, NOS and flapjack for remembering me!!! And, flapjack, I'm totally paranoid about names on the internet, so even though i will apparantly show everyone my baby's picture, i won't tell you her name. here. ask me on the yahoo group.
(<-- last thumbs up smiley this post.)