Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sick Baby

Baby is sick with her first ear infection. It was diagnosed during her 9 month well-baby check. It started as a runny nose that developed last week, then got worse. She developed a fever yesterday & would wake up from naps crying inconsolably. Even though she never pulled at her ears, crying when on her back is a classic symptom since the built up pressure causes pain. She's on a penicillin, tylenol, and dimetap. I hope she feels better soon.

* I also apologize for any spelling errors in this post as I am typing one-handed.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Baby Crawled out of her Diaper

Yeah, that's basically it. I changed her diaper and promptly took the dirty diaper to the trashcan in another room. She had crawled along to meet me in the other room. I noticed she was sitting next to a diaper--was this her latest toy? Perhaps, but her bare tush made that question moot. The one thing that suprises me is that she was able to get out of the whole thing. Yes, she got rediapered and I haven't seen any more Houdini-like tricks.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Lost on DVD

Back around Christmas, I convinced my husband's Mom that he'd really like to have the first season of Lost on DVD--read that I'd really wanted Lost on DVD and the husband was interested in watching it too. Sure enough, Husband got Lost. We began watching the episodes this week. Me likey.

What's the delay in getting started you may ask? Well, one of Husband's co-workers loaned us the first three seasons of 24 when he learned I was pregnant with the baby. We had to get through those seasons before we could start a new series. The first season of 24 was great. We were riveted.

The second season was going strong, but then...we noticed a few holes in the plot. The impossible conditions became comical.

Then the third season, and I just didn't care that much. Sure, I appreciated it when Jack finally killed Nina (sorry if that's a spoiler for anyone out there) but, within 24 hours he gets over his heroin addiction? Really? I don't get over a simple cold in 24 hours and Jack beats heroin? We perservered though. Husband would watch the episode while I slept through it on the couch. I would then watch the "prevoiusly on 24" & promptly fall asleep again.

Now that we've watched as Jack Bauer has single-handedly saved the world not once, not twice, but thrice, we're ready to change gears. That's where Lost comes in. Husband and I have only seen a few episodes, but I already like it--especially what is left unseen and untold. The only thing I'm wondering is if it will take on an X-Files- like element of unexplained phenomena that becomes convuluted and difficult to understand. No spoilers on the other seasons please!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

KMart & Mother's Day

I saw a KMart commercial today. It's a close-up of a toddler with an introspective expression on his face. The camera then cuts away to show him on the toilet in the bathroom as he shouts, "Mommy, I'm dooone!" The voice over announces, "For all the things Mom's do, Mother's Day at KMart." I laughed out loud, which suprised the baby.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Things a Mommy notices

Is it just the way I feed the baby, or does the highchair get dirty really quickly? Even though I wipe the highchair down at least once a day, I have to go back and scrub off the dried cereal and crumbs once a week. Since she only eats pureed baby food, where do the crumbs come from?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More Medical Appointments & Sleep

Went to the doctor's office today. I had a very early appointment 7:15 am. Glad to report that I actually showed up on time.

The baby was also very cooperative. Her normal waking time is between 9-10 am. She was awake at 6:20 am and kept a sunny disposition until about 9:20 am. We made it home, took an hour long nap and her spirits are restored. She's still running at a sleep deficit though, so are we looking for a second nap or an early bedtime today? Time (and temper) will tell.