Well, it’s been a few days, so I have lots of random, miscellaneous bits and bobs to share.
On the top of the list, Wade turned five months old on Saturday. By my calculations it’s been 143 days, give or take a few, since I last slept through an entire night.
Now, Wade was eating more at one time, going longer in between meals, and sleeping longer at night and nap time as well. But then, all of a sudden, about two weeks ago he started eating smaller amounts every three hours again.
So I decided to whip up some of that fantastically bland rice cereal, and give Wade his first meal on Saturday, hoping it would fill him up and help him sleep.
I know these days doctors recommend holding off on solids until six months, ideally. And they say that cereal won’t help them sleep. I do, however, think it does help them stay full longer, and thus sleep longer. (Hey, doctors say teething doesn’t cause fever and irritability in babies either. What do they know?) And, frankly, rice cereal hardly qualifies as solid or even as food for that matter. Besides, Wade seemed pretty eager to start eating. He’d watch us eat dinner, drooling and chewing on his little hands like he wanted some too.
You know, when David was a baby I did everything according to what the doctors and the books said. With Wade I’m a bit more relaxed. If we have another one, I just may end up letting he or she run naked and wild in the back yard all day.
All that to lead up to these adorable pictures.
Yes, I know Wade’s eyes are glowing. No, my baby has not been over taken by some evil force. I was just too lazy to edit out the red eye in Photoshop today.
Wade did seem to sleep better after I started the cereal, but he was still just kind of snacking on bottles far too frequently. Suddenly it dawned on me what the problem was. I switched out the stage 2 nipples (how many creepy search engine hits am I going to get from that word?) for stage 3, and he drank down six ounces in no time flat. He was just having to work too hard to eat. See, I’m a little slow, but I get it right eventually.
Speaking of getting things right, you may recall that I had a nasty allergic reaction a few weeks back. I thought it was oven cleaner that did it, but I was wrong. Saturday I discovered that it is the cheap, generic knock off of Pine-sol that I bought at Walmart. I started mopping my kitchen floor that morning, and about five minutes later I started itching.
And now you also know how infrequently my kitchen floor gets mopped these days.
This has nothing to do with anything, but do you know how difficult it is to try and explain Twitter to someone who has no idea what it is? Their eyes kind of glaze over, and I can see the, “Why?” in their expression. Oh, and have you heard about Google Wave? It’s really cool. It will revolutionize the way we use social media to communicate.
There, that’s me trying to sound smart. As if I know anything about social media. But Google Wave is neat. Check it out.
As for being full of crap, our septic tank is apparently also. Too full, so it’s getting pumped tomorrow. Yep. That’s the big excitement around here. I know you are jealous, and wish you had this life.
David, I am sure, will be fascinated by it all. Hopefully the smell will be enough to keep him in the house.
Well, I’m off to bed to get rested up for the big day tomorrow.
And because I’m nearing 800 words. The mark at which they claim readers decide a blog post is too long, and click away.
Honestly, I’m surprised you made it past the first 200.