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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Thoughts and Ponderings

  • Feeling slightly guilty for eating dinner with the baby in the sling and discovering after the meal that he is covered with bits of stray rice and bread crumbs
  • Feeling more than slightly guilty when a good friend expresses disbelief that the baby hasn't had a bath yet, but how dirty could he really be?
  • Wondering what I should call the clothes I have been wearing... pajamas worn during the day or clothing worn to sleep in
  • And a related question, how many consecutive days and nights can a person wear the same clothes... no, let me rephrase that I know how many a person CAN wear the same clothes, but how many should they? Not that I have any first hand knowledge in this area of course, just curious.
  • If the baby pees on the clean diaper while you are changing him, can you still use it or do you have to get a newer diaper?
  • Why is it that the same baby who sleeps soundly and contentedly in his car seat during the noise and chaos filled daytime will only sleep at night if he is attached to my boob?
  • Why, even though he is attached to my boob, do I wake up several times a night convinced he is dead when I never give it a second thought during the day?
  • Wondering what the world's record is for the length of time a sane person can be sick, because I think I am going to break it. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I can't even stand to be around myself, not sure how my family is standing me.
  • Thinking that the toy manufacturers are working in cahoots with the twist-tie manufacturers. It is like a cruel joke opening up the kids toys to find layer after layer of twist-ties holding the toys firmly into their boxes. At one point I was tempted to tell a child that the box was a part of the toy and they had to play with it like that. But I didn't. I'm sure my fingertips will heal and grow back at some point.
  • Well, I am being beckoned to find my teeny tiny screwdriver and install more double A batteries in a toy that I will probably wish would disappear in another day or so.

23 Comments:

Blogger Meg said...

Long-time lurker and new mother (12/24) - glad to know it's not just us newbies who think good sleep=must be dead only at night.

12:09 PM  
Blogger w said...

I'm helplessly laughing and feeling so sorry for you at the same time. I only have an answer to one of those questions. Use the diaper. :)

2:24 PM  
Blogger Annalise said...

I can't tell you how often I found rice in my babies' ears after a meal :-) If I hadn't eaten while nursing babies though, I'd never have been able to eat at all.

And I loved the pic of Miles in the santa suit. terribly terribly cute :-)

4:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What's a little rice among family. I ruined one of Mel's onesies with red wine, oops! As for bathing, does he have a hot date or something? Hmmm, now I wonder when the last time my kids bathed was?

8:09 PM  
Blogger ma said...

Tia is living proof that babies do not need baths. We washed her diaper area under the tap and used a wipie in her creases. I think she had her first bath after she did really get dirty from trying to feed herself. She is a very healthy kid. A minor eye infection, a minor cold and that icky tummy bug that everyone got here.

I call my clothes "house clothes" but don't sleep in them. I would if I actually slept in something ;-)

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Blogger Paula said...

I refer to those clothes as "dress sweats" and received a couple of new pairs for Christmas, so people must be getting used to seeing me in them!

You're not alone in waking during the night to check the baby attached to your boob to be sure he/she is still breathing.

Hope you get well soon!

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