Saturday, November 26, 2011

Teething, Round Two

I don't know why I thought it would be easier.

Teething is teething, right? If I had a hard and sharp object pushing through my sweet virgin gums, it would hurt, right? Turns out, round two of teething sucks just as much as the first round.

I've heard people say things like, "I had no idea little Janie was teething. She just woke up one day with a tooth...she never complained at all." These people need to shut the f--- up. 'Cause I am here to tell you that when you know your child is teething, it flipping sucks.

There is the week or two before you realize that's what the problem is. That week of whiny, crabby behavior and bad nights of sleep. Then you realize the poor child has red, swollen gums and an angry hole in his gum. Now you have all that unpleasant behavior served up next to a side dish of mommy guilt for not realizing it sooner. But at least now you know that baby Motrin can come to the rescue for at least some of the problem. And a nice glass of wine can help some too.

Seven teeth in...thirteen to go.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

If the Batter's Good, the Cake Will Be Good...

I have two nephews. They are both brilliant and funny in totally unique different from each other as night and day.

One day, I had the younger one over to my house while his mother (my sister) was out. Little E. and I decided to bake cookies. He informed me that we had to lick the beaters, "cuz if the batter's good, the cookies will be good." So we each, very seriously and scientifically, tasted the cookie dough to make sure the cookies would be good.

Following his sage advice, I tasted the batter for the cake that I currently have in the oven. It was really against my better judgement too, because the thing has like six eggs in it. But oh my word...if LE's words are true, then this cake is going to be to die for. The batter was absolutely heavenly, and it was only my fear of salmonella that kept me from eating more of it.

I think the only thing that could make it better is the honey vanilla butter than I'm planning on making to spread on the cake and the pumpkin muffins I already made. It's Fall baked goods heaven.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mommy Brain

So I've been trying to resurrect this blog because I like to have it as an outlet. I had been feeling like my recent posts were kind of blah and boring. The other day something hit me to write about...I said, oh yeah, that's a real parenting issue that I can write a good post about! So I filed it away in my mental filing cabinet.

My mental filing cabinet isn't exactly foolproof. I can't for the life of me remember what I was going to write about.

So here's my list, for myself, of things I'd like to write about soon:

1. Teething...It still sucks.
2. Milwaukee Co-Sleeping Ads...Stirring up unnecessary fears.
3. Nursing the Growing Baby...Adventures in acrobatics.
4. Co-sleeping with a Growing Baby...who does this bed belong to anyway?

That's it for now.

(PS...An example of mommy brain: I could have sworn I posted this before I went to bed last night--a day late and dollar short, I guess.)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Walking Man!

So my little guy is a little over 13 months old. He babbles away, he crawls with lightening speed, and now he can walk!

He started pushing to stand himself up earlier this week...he's been pulling up and cruising for a while now. And now he can officially stand on his own. He took a couple of wobbly steps the first couple of days and today he took five or six steps all together. Then he did a bunch more times today.

He's growing up so fast...sometimes I can't believe how fast it's going by.

Thursday, November 17, 2011's been a while

Going back to work has certainly put a damper on my blogging. It's so hard to manage work, housework and the baby, let alone adding in extras like this blog.

I do miss writing and updating the world on my little guy.

Here's the update...he's standing independently now, he's taken a couple steps here or there, but nothing consistent. He's also taken to being a pill in new and different ways. We've finally gotten our old sleep issues under control, but now he doesn't like to let me sit on the couch and veg out on the computer.

Anytime I open up the laptop, he's right on it like a bear on honey. He also gets mad when we don't let him stand up in the bathtub. And he thinks it's unreasonably unfair that we won't let him go up and down the stairs.

I'm going to try and make a commitment to write more. My very few fans will be so happy!