The second post of the day. I’m at Jennie’s house with Silas on my lap. He’s watching his favorite Mini Wheats commercial over and over and over again. Yesterday I was thinking that he might have an ear infection and I was right. I took him to Jennies house earlier and kind of noticed he was hot. She called me when he was burning up and woke up screaming 20 minutes into his nap. It must be bad because he has tylenol in him and he wont eat or let me put him down. He’s very upset. I feel so bad for him. The Dr. couldn’t tell if both ears were infected because his one ear is entirely plugged with wax. Anyone have any ear wax tricks? The doc told me to do mineral oil in the ear once a day. I hope it works. I feel so bad for Silas, he doesn’t even want to eat cookies!!
The move is almost done. I was useless over there so I’m staying here with my needy boys. I’m feeling very grumpy and hormonal. Wow Silas just got down. Perhaps it’s because I changed his commercial to a music video of Bon Jovi’s haha. I’m only slightly obsessed with him. Anyway, the move is almost done. I haven’t even ever seen the place I’m moving into yet. Jay’s car got broken into again last night so I’m freaked out of my mind. I’m just going to keep praying that our cars and their contents remain safe this month. Oh please Lord keep them safe.
I’m hearing Silas’ feet pitter pattering in the kitchen so I think he’s cheering up. I wish he didn’t have a fever too. He didn’t have one with his last ear infection. Fevers make everything so much worse. It’s gone down now but you can still feel the side effects of it when it’s gone down. Poor kiddo. Ike is sleeping in his car seat again. He’s been sleeping loads lately and was up a little too much last night.
Anyway, I’m just typing because I’m bored now. I’m going to go.
We’re about to disconnect ourselves from the real world for the next 5 days. I’ll try to get to a computer in the mean time lest I go crazy. The move yesterday went well. I mostly had to take care of my little half pint but the men did good work!! I’m exhausted. I had evil dreams last night about the KKK and about me being a bad mother. Ike is crying now. So long for now kids, I’ll be back next thursday!
The men are hard at work as we speak. My brother in law Terry’s back is wet….he says it’s because it’s raining but it’s not. Silas came home from a walk with Auntie Leanne and was looking around wondering what was happening to his world. I hope he doesn’t cry when he wakes up and sees his universe is gone. I’ve been supervising as I need to be here for Ike. Everything is almost out of my house, it’s too weird. Another chapter closes. We’ll stay here tonight and then move the rest of the stuff that we need for the next month over to J’s house tomorrow. It’s really bitter sweet leaving here, I like my apartment. I know I’ll get over it when I get into my townhouse. It’s just the month waiting period that’s not going to be the most comfortable for us but such is life. I can’t wait to see my kids growing up in our townhouse, I have no idea how long we’ll be there but it seems like it’s going to be a happy place for the time we are there. In this market, people with our income need to fix places up and sell them for profit before we can actually afford a house. Man, if it were three years ago we’d be able to have a house for what we paid for the town house. 5 years ago we could have afforded a nice house. It’s annoying. Wrong place wrong time, oh well. Anyway, I suppose I should make myself useful. I will be without internet from tomorrow until next thursday. I’ll try and get somewhere to blog. I’m going to feel incredibly disconnected from the world. No phone, no internet. I hope I can get cable hooked up before that.
PS Silas shocked himself yesterday. He unplugged an alarm clock and I said “no no” and plugged it back in. Being his rebellious self, he unplugged it part way and then touched the metal prong, silly kid. Perhaps he’ll learn that no means no? That earned a soother time for him though, being shocked really is one of the worser feelings one can feel in the minor injuries department. It shakes you up. I thought a soother was a good idea. Speaking of soothers, (this is becoming a long PS) I’ve realized that I can swaddle Ike with a soother in his mouth and a blanket around his mouth to hold the soother in and he goes to sleep by himself. So that would make life easier on me. Now is it harder to avoid the soother or to wean a person from the soother? I’m thinking it needs to be embraced, even though I so don’t wanna go there. Any thoughts?
Since I’m moving on Saturday I thought I’d do thirteen things I’m going to miss and not miss about my apartment
1. I’m going to miss my en-suite bathroom
I’m not going to miss the lack of storage space
2. I’m going to miss my walk in closet
I’m not going to miss not being able to do laundry at an hour I want
3. I’m going to miss the central location where I’m in walking distance from almost anything
I’m not going to miss how loud living in a central location is.
4. I’m going to miss not being responsible for repairing things that break in here
I’m not going to miss the loud, high-pitched hum my fridge makes when it’s cooling
5. I’m going to miss the cool underground parking
I’m not going to miss having to lug two children to and from the underground parking, it’s a long walk
6. I’m going to miss Silas’ little buddy on the deck below that he plays with
I’m not going to miss having to be conscious of people below me. I’m going to jump all over my new house
7. I’m going to miss my open floor plan and being able to keep an eye on my kids from almost every room
I’m not going to miss not being able to renovate or make the place look more like my own
8. I’m going to miss only paying 800 bucks a month instead of our mortgage and maintenance fees we’ll be paying soon
I’m not going to miss having to take a hike to take the garbage out (even though hubby does it)
9. I’m going to miss living in a corner unit with all the windows
I’m not going to miss the gross air freshener smell that haunts the elevator
10. I’m going to miss not having to care about keeping this ugly old carpet in top shape…because it’s being ripped out anyway
I’m not going to miss having a gross old carpet to have to walk around on
11. I’m going to miss being able to order any kind of food I want delivered to my door
I’m not going to miss not having a door bell…people knock so quietly
12. I’m going to miss the added security of living high up and being in a locked building
I’m not going to miss the garbage truck that comes every morning and smashes around right below my bedroom window
13. And finally, I’m going to miss our landlady, she’s so stinking nice
I’m not going to miss paying some stupid rich guy loads of cash when I could be putting that money towards my future.
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I have a window to write right now because Ike fell asleep nursing again so I’m waiting for him to wake up. Silly kid. He’s speeding up the nursing thing so I never know when he’s had enough now unless he’s wide awake. I’m wondering if I should go see a lactation consultant, his latch feels funny sometimes. We walked for an hour and a half today, perhaps a little more. I have one silly errand to run and I make a big, long walk out of it. It’s funny because I set out to get oatmeal and I ended up bringing home other things and no oatmeal. Grrrr. I’m feeling more inspired to lose weight today, we’ll see how I do. I always examine myself after a long walk to see if I notice a change, I know full well nothing has changed, I wish it were that easy.
I was feeling lucky today so I bought a set for life ticket and WON!! I only won a free ticket but perhaps that ticket will be a winner? I can’t go again unless I’m feeling lucky.
I always come up with things to write here during my day and then I almost always forget. I really have nothing to say so here’s some photos for your visual stimulation.
Isaac sleeping in my bed this morning. I was too lazy to get up and nurse him. I like having a snooze with him in the morn.
An emotional moment after Isaac was born.
This is Isaac in his current milk coma. I just took this photo and he hasn’t moved and inch since. I guess he’s not going to nurse anymore!
I got mad this morning. I was driving down one of our busiest streets and was going to make a left hand turn when the lady in the on comming traffic stopped traffic to let me in and another person out of the parking lot. I wanted to kill her!!! That’s how I got in my car accident, from someone doing that for someone else. I was shaking my head at her and talking loudly. Stupid people stopping traffic to try and somehow feel good about themselves. STOP DOING THAT! Grrrrrrr. Other drivers bother me.
Ike only woke once last night. Perhaps it was because he was wide eyed all day long. I’m still super tired today for some reason. I keep feeling like I’m getting a cold but it never comes. Could that be allergies? It’s all just in my sinuses. No itchiness or runny nose. Isaac pooped blood today…just some streaks of blood. I called the nurses line and was greeted by my most favorite nurse Patty. He’s got the most amazing voice, English accent…lovely. I cried to him when I was pregnant with Silas and he was telling me I needed to go to the ER for my kidney stones. He’s so nice and his voice makes me gooey. I could listen to it all day long. Anyway, there was nothing he could find on it. Courtenay told me it was from my nipples but they aren’t bleeding. Some nurse told her that because Emily had the same thing but her nips weren’t bleeding either. My sister Jill told me her nips bled like crazy and her son never pooped blood. I’m slightly nervous. He said if it continues then I need to go to the doc.
Isaac seems to be speeding up the eating. I’m trying to get his latch better but it still doesn’t seem like his mouth is open enough unless he’s really relaxed. His bum rash came back yesterday evening. I stopped using the medicated Penaten and just used the preventative stuff that my SIL and MIL told me to get, it was recommended to them by some nurses. His rash came back right away. I hate that dumb thing. He still has a goopy eye as well. Anyone have any special tricks to get rid of it? I’ve been wiping and wiping and warming and squirting my breast milk into it but it isn’t working. It’s fun to pick at the crusties though…I’m so bad with picking.
Isaac is 4 weeks old today, I can’t believe it. Sometimes I really love it when time flies.
I know now why women are better at multi-tasking. You really need to be able to to have two children. Having two children is a constant balancing game of trying to get everything done and keep everyone happy. Trying to make both children feel special and giving each adequate amounts of your time. Staying organized is key and I find myself stepping up to the task because there’s no other way to have a harmonious day. My house is in a bit of a fright right now but I’ll have it clean in no time. I really enjoying this new energy I’ve found since having Ike.
Speaking of my darling Ikey Okie Oh. He SMILED today! The past few days he’s been giving me that “I’m so pleased” face and some half smiles. With some lip poking and some nonsense words (goocha goocha…I can’t believe I said goodcha goocha) I got a full faced, mouth open wide, this is the best moment in my life kind of smile. I got teary and emotional, there’s nothing like the first smile. It makes the last 4 weeks so worth while. I’ve fallen deeply in love with my Isaac. I have SUCH a soft spot for him, I just want to cuddle him all day long. It’s weird loving two kids so much. I wish there were two of me so I could just be entirely with both of them each day. Silas and I had a good cuddle this morning as well. It was so nice. Ike’s bum finally looks normal. There’s just two little bitty spots where it was all open and bleeding that aren’t fully healed but it’s healed for the most part. Three bum rashes in the first 4 weeks of his life. Wowza. I hope he doesn’t get anymore any time soon. His poor bum bum.
This morning Silas FREAKED OUT. Our ceiling fan in our bedroom pooped out this morning and he was saying “ont ont” which for some reason is the word for “on” and I couldn’t turn it on for him. He was in despair and of course didn’t understand that it was broken. I’ve made a lovely discovery with him though. If I put a CD on in his room, he’ll play in there for hours. It was nice that he was mainly happy this morning after the outburst. I still got hit a few times but was able to bore him out of it. There’s nothing exciting about hitting in this house anymore.
We move this weekend. I really wish we were moving into our new house but alas we need to move into J’s apartment. I’m so glad we’re able to have a place to ourselves and I am incredibly grateful to J. I’m scared because it’s not a very safe area and J’s car has been getting vandalized a lot. Perhaps you pray-ers could pray that our cars are safe.
Anyway, I’m going to enjoy some lunch of some variety and then start getting this house a bit more tidy. I’m feeling like I’m on my way to being more of a clean freak. I’m really trying.
Isaac has a new nickname. Last night Silas called him Ikey Ohkey-Oh. It’s perfect and it stuck. What a funny kid that Silas is. He’s given me lots of kisses today so far so I’m happy with him. He’s got a CD case open and he’s talking in gibberish like he’s reading a book. He was also spinning in circles with his drum on his head. The drum holds other drum toys so if you take the lid off it can fit right over the head and it’s see through. Silas enjoys that a lot and tries to kiss you through it. Oh now he’s hitting me, and now he’s in a time out. That was short lived.
I’m crazy tempted to supplement Isaac at night. Last night he slept SO well but I had to sit there for an hour and a half with him slurping away at my breast before it all happened. Silas literally took 10-20 minutes to feed. This is madness. Is giving him formula so bad to top him off for the night?
I’m falling madly in love with Isaac. It’s pretty easy when he’s so easy to take care of and my other son whom I adore is being a royal pain in the behind. Ike is getting rather chubby already. I can’t believe he’ll be a month old in 6 days. I love it when time flies sometimes. I love it that he’s getting chubby. I also love it that he looks everything like his dad. It’s like staring at my husband all day…only cuter. I also love it that he never cries for no reason. I always know why he’s crying…it’s great. He’s got so much gas but it never seems to bother him. I love getting it out of him too.
Right now I have a pile of pennies that Silas is putting one at a time into the “bank” (a VERY large glass jar once used by my step-father for making beer…or wine…or something). There’s a bunch of coins in there that I’ve been putting in since high-school. It’s a great repetitive toddler game for my angry toddler child. Soon that thing will be full of cheerios or something. Speaking of cheerios, he’s just realized that it’s fun to throw them off his highchair along with any other kind of food (I’m excited to move into a place with no carpets soon). It’s even more fun when I tell him no no…that way he’s getting the exciting reaction from mommy. This mommy thing is hard sometimes. Good thing Silas is cute. I really hope this is the beginning of the terrible two’s and that it’s not going to get worse when he’s two.
Anyway, I’m all done.
I’m feeling defeated by this whole hitting thing, I wish I could get through to that boy. He makes me so stinking angry! Isaac takes a super long time to feed…like an hour and that whole time is lengthened even more because Silas keeps hitting us so I need to put him in and out of time out constantly. Good thing Isaac is easy going about the whole deal. I’m stuck sitting with Isaac so much weather I’m feeding him or getting him to sleep for a nap. I can’t wait until I can just put him down to sleep by himself. I’ve read that you shouldn’t let them cry themselves to sleep until about three months. That’s a controversial topic but infants seem too young to just let cry.
Isaac hasn’t been sleeping well anymore. He’s up pretty much every 2.5 hours. He slept almost the whole night and all of yesterday without a swaddle. He just grunts and grunts when I stick him in it although there’s times when he seems to like it. With Silas I knew he liked it a lot and I swaddled him for way too long. I’m an expert at it now. No one can escape my swaddle.
Anyway, Ike is needing me and Silas is needing me and I need a strong drink. I really am loving having two kids. I just wish #1 would behave.
Thirteen Things I Like About Not Being Pregnant
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1. I have WAY more energy
2.I can drink a little alcohol now
3.Hugging my husband is a whole new sensory experience. I spent so long having him hug me while leaning over my tummy and now we can hug nice and tight again and it feels amazing
4. I don’t have toes in my ribs anymore
5. Food tastes better
6. Bending over isn’t something I dread
7. I can pee whenever I want, I can hold it in and I can sneeze, cough and laugh without peeing my pants
8. I can sleep in any position I want to and be really comfortable
9. I like my husband a lot more again
10. I can vacuum without taking breaks between each room
11. I can hold Silas close to me on my lap
12. I’m not getting any more freaking stretch marks
13. And finally, I get to kiss that cute little puddin that was in there for so long
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