Thursday, November 30, 2006
Logan is doing great, though he sounds like he smokes a pack a day with the throat hoarseness he has going on. He is still working on crawling and is quite close. He can go backward really well, but gets ticked off that he isn't headed toward whatever it is he wants.
We went for a hike with H and M last Sunday that was more difficult than I thought it would be (stupid hiking book, the two stars are NOT easy hikes, I have been burned twice now...). I am by far the most out of shape of the group, but we all made it to the top. Logan slept the entire time, except when eating. He missed a good view and a nice hike. Of course I didn't take the camera so there is no record of the event. Way to go mom.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I purchased Logan a set of baby legs, which are wonderful little kiddie leggings. This way legs stay warm and pants don't ride up. Don thinks they are girly, but he is wrong. Here he is crying because Don keeps putting that hat on him all silly and inside-out. That would make anyone unhappy. Don would say it was the baby legs that made him sad, but again, he would be wrong.
Yesterday morning more folks were looking at our condo (it is sooo clean right now) so we were out and about. We went to a local diner called the Lumberjack that we have lived in close proximity to for over seven years, but never actually ate at. It was an interesting mix of clientele, your older patrons, the locals, the youngish couples like Don and I, and the uber-gay men. We wish we had gone sooner, it was tasty and Logan loved the waitstaff. What a flirt.
Oh, and last thing on sleep. We are getting some! He only woke once at 2:10 last night, needed a little help getting back to sleep and then we didn't hear from him again until 6:20 (!). This has been going on for a few days now. We love the sleep lady...
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
It isn't quite that bad, but I will be happy when we are all well rested. I know the whole sleep thing has been dominating the blog lately, so I promise to post something much better tomorrow. Like a video or something cool.
Hoagie has been spending his days with dad this week, and I am so jealous. I am working extra hours so I can have Friday off without taking a vacation day and working 8 hours stinks. Hooray for 4 days off!
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The wedding was beautiful, perfect weather, gorgeous location, lovely couple. Reception was fun but short lived. I couldn't hang. We got a drink after, since we had a little time. Don wouldn't let me rest my head on the bar. He was embarrassed that I looked wasted, which I definitely was not. Just so. dang. tired.
Logan was watched by three wonderful ladies, Auntie J, her mom, and her cousin. He should have been in babysitter heaven. Instead he whined and cried until he went to bed. Silly baby. This signaled that we need to go out more. You know, so he can get used to the important babysitting folks who love him so. He was very happy to see me at midnight when he woke up for the first time (hallelujah!).
He is eating like a champ, and will ingest anything that is mixed with applesauce. Like mother like son.
1. Yourself: hungry
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend: none
3. Your hair: sparse
4. Your mother/stepmother: tired
5. Your dog: none
6. Your favorite item: pacifier
7. Your dream last night: none
8. Your favorite drink: milk
9. Your dream car: MINI
10. The room you are in: kitchen
12. Your fear: alone
13. What you want to be in 10 years: student
14. Who you hung out with last night: ladies
15. What you're not: clean
16. Muffin: milk
17: One of your wish list items: yard
18: Time: afternoon
19. The last thing you did: nap
20. What you are wearing: diaper
21. Your favorite weather: mild
22. Your favorite book: cloth
23. The last thing you ate: sauce
24. Your life: busy
25. Your mood: expectant
26. Your best friend(S): daycare
27. What are you thinking about right now? cereal
28. Your car: volo
29. What are you doing at the moment?: eating
30. Your summer: hot
31. Your relationship status: single
32. What is on your TV?: football
33. What is the weather like?: hot
34. When is the last time you laughed?: morning
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Oh, and crawling? Yeah, it's getting closer.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I am so tired that I can't remember much of anything. Hoagie is all messed up in his sleeping and it is really starting to take a toll. My first San Diego friend is getting married this weekend so we aren't going to start any sleep training until after that, as we would selfishly like to stay out later than 6pm. Don has next week off so he can deal with the night stuff (ha ha! like he will have any time to nap...). Hoagie seems largely uneffected, as he sleeps much more than Don or me. It is the transition from arms to flat surface that is getting us every time. Oh well, it will get better.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Oh, and I stubbed my toe and it is so ouchy. I didn't even do it with panache, just a run of the mill toe stub. So lame.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Hoagie does not like the cheering. At all. We get a serious frowny face, followed by the silent cry, then a big, sad wail. We've got to work on our self control.
We had to miss a friend's b-day bash last night because of the Hoagie and his sleep thing, but it was worth it. It is also the wonderful Auntie H's birthday today. Happy 32 years to one of the best friends I could ask for. Hoagie, Don, and I are very lucky to have you in our lives.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Yup, we bought a j*mparoo. We have a johnny-jump-up that I purchased used for the rock bottom price of $5. It was GREAT. He loves it. However we only have three doorways that it works on, all in extreemly close proximity to the litter box. Now, it usually doesn't smell, but that doesn't mean I want to spend any length of time 6 inches away from the darn thing. So we broke down and bought the one that is more portable. The footprint is ginormas. We are being overtaken by all things Hoagie. At least he is happy!
Last night was better in that we had no screaming, but he was still a.w.a.k.e. from 10 until 1:15am. This seriously blows. We tried motrin, hopefully something will emerge from the gums soon.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
We think teeth?
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
So thank you nation, for respecting choice, electing change, and (at least in AZ) saying no to a constitutional ban on gay marriage rights. It would have been greedy to ask you not to hand over the governing reins to a certain foreign (bad) actor.
Oh, and Rummy's resignation? It just might make this giddy feeling last clear through till Tuesday.
The post-monster ate my first attempt at this, which was alarmingly more eloquent. Darn it.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
We did our most important civic duty today, did you? I cannot stress how important voting is, and I have never missed an election. Logan has voted twice so far! Well, he came along for the ride, which is just as good. The touch-screen voting in our polling place was working smoothly and both Don and I agree it was good. California requires a paper trail (which I didn't know until I heard that on NPR earlier in the day) so I feel ok about the computer voting in San Diego.
Anyway, there were many important state and local props and this is the most informed I have ever been at the polls. Hooray! The only real thing to be sad about is the fact that the Govenator will surely win a second term. Oh well. My candidate so rarely wins I am not sure what I would do with myself if he/they did.
Oh, and Logan is back to his usual happy self. He has even started saying "ba ba ba ba ba." And he was so patient while I tried on skinny jeans today. Yay Hoagie!
Monday, November 06, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
So I am home today and the largest thing on my plate is to go get a copy of our marriage certificate. A whopping $13 charge will give me the proof I need to get on to Don's insurance. Why take a sick kid out on an errand today you ask? Well someone procrastinated so long that today is the last day to sign up for benefits and this certificate MUST be submitted today or we lose out. And, shockingly, the procrastinator wasn't me. So out we will go.
You may notice that I am posting more than normal and that is because I have joined
NaBloPoMo or National Blog Posting Month. I will post once a day for the month of November. Woot!
In case you would like to tell me how lovely the posts are, or not, your perogative, please feel free to use the comments feature*. Just click the link, type in a witty response to my super-smart ramblings, pass the word verification, and hit submit. Voila! I'll know you really love me. And Hoagie. And I will tell him to love you who comment more than anyone in this world. You know, except me.
*this of course excludes the ever wonderful Hope, Megan, Cathy and Calliope who already comment and have Hoagie's undying affection
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Logan is 35 weeks today, and has officially been in the outside world 1 day longer than he was in utero. *sigh* Where did my little bitty baby go? I look back at those first few weeks (months) through a haze. It all happened so fast and unexpectedly that I can only recall highlights. Like:
- We had intermittent water during the first few weeks at our condo and hot water only sometimes for weeks after the water was fully restored. Fun.
- Boxes upon boxes of shower gifts piled outside our door, in our condo, and in the car. The outpouring of gifts was remarkable.
- The reflux, researching reflux, and worrying about reflux.
- Reflux meds and dreading giving them to the poor kid twice a day.
- The nursing curve. Whoa. That was a steep one-- but totally worth it.
- Someone (who? Mother nature? The Govt? The hospital? Human kind?) let us take home this fragile little being. Um, we had no idea what we were doing.
- Pumping. I spent as much time pumping as I did nursing. Well, not quite, but it sure felt like it!
- Snuggling. He was so sleepy and little and malleable that he had no choice but to cuddle.
- Being totally sleep deprived even though the kid slept 20+ hours a day. Weird isn't it? If only those hours were all in a row...
- How wonderful our family was. How supportive, understanding, and generally great. We are very lucky. (Good SD friends included here, our west coast family...)
- Did I mention nursing? And pumping?
- Love. Deep, heart aching, bone crushing, utterly life-altering love. It didn't happen for me right away, but when it snuck up on me it was all consuming. How did I ever live without him?
Happy 8 months baby. We longed for you, never gave up hope, and rejoiced at your arrival.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Unfortunately Don and I caught the stomach bug Logan had, so Trick or Treating was out. But we did dress him up and take pics. He even came to the door a few times to hand out candy, so it wasn't a total bust.
Here he is deciding the head piece isn't the greatest thing ever...