Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

cough, cough

So I"m at work now and I'm very tired. It hasn't been the greatest week for sleeping in my world. I've gotten to bed late because I am desperately slaving away to get everything done for the next day - laundry, lunches x3 (all different), and clean kitchen so that the fruitflies don't proliferate and take over other rooms. V woke up early two mornings this week because she is transitioning into the next room at daycare and having food/sleeping/anxiety issues. But last night she coughed constantly from around 4 a.m. on. I went and go her out of the crib at 4:45 and gave her a bottle of warm milk and she slept on me in the chair until around 6:10 a.m. I wasn't going to take her to school coughing like that so I brought her into bed with me where we slept for another hour. I called into work and then got her going. She seemed much better so I took her to daycare and went to work (with no shower, makeup, and basically pulling my hair into a ponytail). She through a royal fit at daycare (she's never done that before) and cried even for her favorite teacher in her old room. I got to work at 8:30 and now it is 2:30 and I'm tired. Such is the life of a mom.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Just read an infertility website blog. Just put it all in perspective. Yes, it was tough evening to parent, but I am incredibly blessed. I don't forget it for one minute either.
This parenting gig can be really tiresome and frustrating, and sometimes make me want to cry. I was smashed in the nose with a ball a few days ago, and my nose is now sore to the touch. Tonight I had my hair pulled numerous times, and I was bitten four times, the last time drew blood. Sigh. It's abuse my mommy day I guess.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Victoria Report

SO I haven't had time to update in a while. Life is so, so busy. Between laundry, yard work, trying to cook decent/healthy/GF food, trying to get some exercise, reading to Vi, cleaning up after Vi, chasing VI around the house, packing lunches, trying to have a conversation with my husband, actually putting away laundry (not that any of these things ever are accomplished), there is no time left.

Vi has been interesting lately.
*She is cutting four more teeth and drooling at an alarming rate. She has a much smaller appetite than months 8-11 and refuses many foods. Feeding her is a challenging and frustrating exercise. It seems like the only things she wants to eat are stage II green beans, cereal, and yoghurt. Oh and those damn puffs. I am so sick of those puffs. Those things are so addictive. She loves them and that is all she wants to eat sometimes. I stopped buying them and bought multigrain cheerios instead. At least they contain fiber.
* She wants to climb, climb, climb. I follow her climbing up the stairs to our second level and she loves it! I've been taking her to a play structure at the end of our sub to climb and slide. She really likes it but throws tantrums when it is time to go home. This particular play structure is better than the big one at a different playground because it does not have wood chips. Not only are wood chips a huge problem because they stick all over clothing, all VI wants to do when we go to playgrounds with them is play with them and eat them. She won't play. This park thankfully removes that destraction and has this spongy asphalt under the structure.
* She absolutely refuses to hold her own bottle or sippy cup at home. I have purchased over 5 different kind in an attempt to get her to drink on her own. Nope. She can't get the hang of tipping the cup/bottle up and then doesn't get any liquid and gives up. Moms - Does anyone have any tips??? I am trying to get her to drink from a straw which does not necessitate tipping, but so far not working.
* Still not walking yet but is crusing the furniture and picking things up with one hand. She's getting there and frankly, we're not in a big hurry.
* Transition to the older daycare class is starting this week. They are all walkers. She is not. She cries in there and doesn't like it. They say she doesn't like going outside. Someone has replaced my child with aliens because she loves being outside. They have a different nap and eating schedule and she is not feeding herself yet so I am quite worried. Plus I have to pack her a little lunch and I am afraid she won't eat it. I guess it won't kill her to be hungry.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Victoria's new hobbies

Chewing on hard things (I have three new teeth coming in)

Playing with Silverware (yes, mama has to pick it all up)

Playing the Piano (Yes I discovered it the other day and I do not pound, I actually play)


My daughter is sooo funny! We (I mean I, since my husband has nothing to do with this stuff), have been trying to transition her off of a bottle and into using a sippy cup to drink milk. She will drink water in a sippy cup, but no milk. She also will NOT hold her own bottle for us, only at daycare. So it is a problem since she is 13 months old. I bought one of these Boon bottles with a tilted spout with a hole in the middle. She would not drink from it. I picked up her doll which for some reason we named "Myrtle" and put the bib on her and held her like a real baby and fed her. She stood at the edge of the couch and tried to climb up. Vi hit the roof and I swear I could see steam coming out her ears. That was her mother, her sippy, and her bib!!! When she got up she bit both Myrtle and I. She came up and tried to drink for a little bit, but it didn't last too long. P & I were cracking up when she was having a freak out.