Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Frustrations of a Dirty House

OK, so I should just be proud of myself that I have a healthy child who is always clean, dry and fed, and is a very happy baby.

But I just can't help it.

I am just green with envy at my friend, Robomaiden, who has that PLUS a clean house, and she cooks and bakes, and hosts one heck of a lunch on short notice with little gifts for us each to take home! Teach me, oh Robomaiden, I am your willing pupil!

I am right now caught up on the dishes in the kitchen, in the middle of doing the laundry for myself and Little M (Big M is on his own there), and attempting to get the family room into a state where I can vacuum. This means picking up all ofthe clutter so I can actually see more than 50% of the carpet.

I also have to get out the SpotBot because someone small and black and fuzzy broke into the cat treat drawer, ate the entire bag of kitty treats (which were really dental snacks, so she'll at least have pretty teeth) and then threw it all up in various places all over the carpeted areas.

Then she felt yucky so she crept upstairs to sleep, and threw up two more times up there. I'm starting to need to be reminded of the reasons I keep the cats...

So at least I'm making progress, slow as it may be, and one day I too may be able to host a fabulous lunch with our mommy friends and babies, but right now I have to go see why my little angel baby is making noises instead of sleeping.

Hugs and kisses to all my loyal followers! XOXO

Saturday, May 30, 2009

How much is too much when it comes to scheduling?

So I'm trying to determine how much activity is just enough to make Little M sleep through the night. If we go out and are running around all day long (like we did last Thursday - Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Swim Class, Lunch, Doctor with Daddy, phew!) he was so tired at the end of the day that I couldn't get much into him, milk-wise, at bedtime, so he was up every few hours.

Today he was home all day, Mommy did the running around by herself, and he took about an hour to calm down and get really fed, and he's already been asleep for two hours and it's looking like he may be down all night since he ate 4 times at bedtime.

I just haven't unlocked the secret formula yet for how much is ok to do with him before we get to the "too tired to eat at bedtime" level. Iguess we'll just keep experimenting. Happy weekend to all!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sorry I've been away so long...

But the God's honest truth is that we changed computers and I had no idea how I was going to get back on here because the link directly to the dashboard is on the old ("infected") computer. My husband doesn't want anything coming off of it, I think he fears it will infect all the other electronics in our house. Not that I blame him, the whole reason we got a new computer is that I clicked on a phishing link accidentally, and he's convinced our identities, and credit card numbers, etc. are all now compromised. I don't want to argue, so we got a new computer.

It's actually a pretty nice one, super fast online, so maybe I meant to click on that link after all...

Anyway, Little M and I are doing great! We started swimming lessons with some other friends from the mommies group and today we went to a meeting of Baby Wearers. We finally learned how to use the Mei Tai that I got online awhile ago to put Little M on my back. It was a heck of a lot more comfortable on my back than when he's on my front, so I'm excited to be able to practice that.

It's just been a super busy week, and Little M has been sleeping like a champ. I finally got him down at at little after 8:30, so I have no excuse for still being up except that I needed to let my faithful followers know that I'm still here, and will try to be better now that I know how to log into my account here again. Oh, how the technical side of my memory is failing now that I'm at home with Little M. But I'd trade all my knowledge more just one minute with my sweet little one.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Short, but sweet

My apologies for skipping the last couple of days, it was a long time getting Little M to bed and I just did not have it in me to stay up and do this.

And even right now Little M is down, but not "down". You mommies know what I mean, that first attempt to have him go to sleep, but he wasn't really asleep to begin with, so it may take more effort.

Just a quick word to the Daddies, please keep in mind when you get home and we want to hand off the baby, we know you have had a full day at work. We know you work hard 40 hours a week and have a b*&^% of a commute and all, but we work 168 hours a week, with no lunch hour, no 15 minute breaks, and we're on call the entire time we're asleep. That's if we get to sleep, which in the beginning, you're right there with us, but after you go back to work, we're the ones getting up and taking care of things. So if we look frazzled as we hand the baby to you and ask you for just a few minutes to go take a quick shower or grab a bite to eat, please understand that this may be the first thing we've had to eat all day and the first shower in several days.

OK, done with my rant. The Little M pager is going off, back to mommy duty. Love to all the mommies out there.