August 6, 2009

A Fistful of Random

I ate breakfast. lunch, and dinner yesterday and today. This is amazing for two reasons: 1) my appetite seems to be getting back to normal, and 2) I actually had time for three meals. Not bad for someone who has lived on Dr. Pepper and pita chips from Trader Joe's for the last two months.

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I went to the chiropractor yesterday. I pulled an ass muscle because of all that walking we did over the weekend. I took Charlie with me. I spread out his blanket and laid him on it with his little rhino friend, and he stayed happy the entire time I was being adjusted. I like finding things that work for Charlie; it makes me insanely happy.

The chiro told me to take warm baths and ice my ass. Okay, so I may have made up the warm baths recommendation just so I can take one every night.

On a related note, it's challenging to take care of a baby with a pulled ass muscle, especially a baby who likes to be walked around a lot. Good thing Charlie is an equal opportunity baby and likes handicapped people, too - the limp might even be a nice change for him!

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I have a new way of keeping track of my to-do list: Post-its stuck to the front door.



It works so much better than a piece of paper tucked away somewhere.

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Charlie slept from 8 PM until 2:30 this morning, and then from 3:15 until about 6:30. I actually woke up around 2 AM (seriously) wondering if he was still alive. He was! Just sleeping soundly. And then he woke up 30 minutes later, around the time I finally started falling back to sleep. I told Roy it was his turn to get up and feed Charlie. He didn't buy it.

I hope sleeping through the night is just around the corner...

We have also been experimenting with putting Charlie down to sleep (for naps and at night) drowsy but awake. This has been working surprisingly well, although it's not a sure thing every time. I have no problem rocking him to sleep, as he falls asleep pretty easily (well, depending on what's going on around him) and because he's still so young, but as he gets older, I think it'll be good for all of us if he can soothe himself to sleep.

Sleep is actually a very interesting thing. I've loaded up on all the major baby sleep experts' books. So far I've only made it part way through this one, but it's really an excellent read.

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Charlie actually pooped this afternoon! This is the first time he's done that in... oh... a couple of weeks, I think. Lately he's been saving it all up for the morning, just in time for Mommy to do her first diaper change of the day. But this afternoon, I opened up his diaper and there was a lovely little neon yellow gift, just for me.

Do I actually think that any of you will care about this? Nope. But since this blog is pretty much the equivalent of Charlie's baby book, there it is.

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I had a dream about a fellow blogger last night. In it, she and I were debating the merits of Canon and Nikon cameras while chasing each other around in these flying contraptions. We were either wearing or buying some horrific looking turquoise and gold shoes.

Have you ever dreamed about a blogger? This has not been my first dream about a blogger.

10 comments:

Crazy Daisy said...

Yeah for eating 3 meals a day! Who hoo! :)

Dreaming about a blogger...in itself, not strange, however what is with the shoes and flying? ;-)

Angie Eats Peace said...

I think I did have a dream about a blogger before. We were having lunch.

Hope yo ass gets better, yo!

sherthebear said...

I hope Charlie will sleep through the night soon. I, too, am hoping for that to happen.

phairhead said...

i've had blogger dreams about you and Amorous Rocker. nothing too weird though

mj said...

Congrats on 3 meals a day and Charlie almost sleeping through the night. I cracked up at your front door picture because ours sometimes looks like that too. H goes to bed and wake up before me so when I forget to tell him something before he goes to sleep, I stick a post it note up for him. :)

Cheeks said...

I'm a huge fan of post it notes - they often end up on the front of a kitchen cupboard that is right above the counter where we leave keys, sunglasses, etc. I also leave myself voicemail messages on a fairly regular basis... Mr. Cheeks laughs because I always say "Hi, it's me" and "Bye" when leaving messages for myself. *shrugs*

I love reading blogs from new moms. Hopefully, I'll be one in the next year, so I'm soaking up all of the info that I can. Your baby boy is adorable... hope your butt feels better soon!

SandraD said...
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SandraD said...

I have to say that teaching Charlie to fall asleep on his own is the BEST THING you can do for him.

My oldest child, who is 14 now, spent the first 3 1/2 years sleeping with his parents. Let me say this wasn't because I was into co-sleeping or anything of the sort. It started innocently enough, I loved rocking my only baby to sleep...not realizing that was all that he knew. As he got older, more vocal and able to walk around...all hell broke loose.

You can't really reason with a 2 year old who doesn't know how to fall alseep alone.

We had a daughter who I didn't make the same mistake with. She is and has always been an awesome sleeper, slept in her own bed since day one. They are only 2 1/2 years apart. So yes, I had a baby who would sleep by herself while her 2 1/2 year old brother tortured us.

It took some tough love and one of the most horrible weeks of my life but we were able to teach him how to soothe himself. This is always my advise to people I know having children.

Learning to fall asleep is just like any other life skill. Your child needs to learn this to be a happy healthy individual. You're doing a great job.

amber said...

I love random posts.

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