Friday, November 30, 2007

The End!!

And it is none too soon. NaBloPoMo ends tonight. Thank you, Jeebus! I am butt-assed tired of posting every single day. Once I hit "Publish Post", I can sit back and relax for the weekend. And check the prize list to see if I won for sticking it out the whole month.

Today is Family Friday. I don't have any fun pictures to show. I don't have anything especially witty to comment about. Why, you ask? Because the monster formerly known as Connor is teething. *cue fingernails on blackboard sound* Oh yeah. My day started before 5 am today. My personal favorite part of the day has to be watching him sit on the floor wailing. We are talking inconsolable, people. Until I pick him up. Then the world is right. But my arms and back are revolting. I give him homeopathic teething tablets before bed and say eleventy billion prayers that he sleeps for 9 hours straight. I have Tylenol in the back up supply, but I am leery of giving it to him...I don't take any medication and don't want him to take any either if it isn't absolutely necessary.

So, that is that. Fun times, fun times.

I have been tagged by the duo over at Secret Leaves. I secretly love doing meme's. Shh, don't tell everyone though, okay? I wish I were witty like Cass to come up with a twist on the meme, but alas, I am not. It is all I can do to think of 7 Things that I haven't previously told you. But, I will give it a shot.
  1. I can wiggle my ears.
  2. My second toe is longer than my big toe.
  3. I can bend my fingers back really far. Really far.
  4. I can bend my thumb joint back(the one below your nail) so that my thumb makes an upside down "L" shape.
  5. I can't bring myself to eat anything that has fallen on the floor in my house. But I will stand by and watch as my son drops a piece of something, picks it up and puts it in his mouth.
  6. I still have a scar on my tongue from when I was a super genius and had it pierced. Twice. I am smart like that.
  7. I can't sneak up on anyone. My ankles crack and pop when I walk and it is really loud.
So, what does this prove? That I am a genetic mutant and a bad mother.

I tag the fellow NaBloPoMo-er's that I can think of off of the top of my head. Kendra and


I finished the dropped yarn over scarf today. It is way scratchy though. I don't know if I can gift it in good conscience.

I am dying to start either socks or a bag. Or both. I am thinking of doing the Squatty Sidekick or the French Market Bag. I will be using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Red shades. I am totally leaning towards the FMB. It will be a gift, so I had better cast on soon!



Chiloe said...

You really made me laugh !!!! Now I have a question: have you ever thought about working in a circus? lol 7 seven things I have never said??? Should I tell all my dirty secrets? lol (especially if we start telling what we can do with our bodies !lol )

Have you tried baby oragel? I did try the hoemopathic medecine when Steb was a baby and didn't find them to really work :-(( You can also try an ice cube in a cloth and have him suck on it. Those moments are hard: then at about 5 yo, they fall down !!!

debijeanm said...

And then... I read something once that has stuck with me ever since. "Whoever called it the Terrible Twos should have waited twenty years." Point is, at every stage there is something to suffer with our children. If parents are smart, like you and Chiloe, they focus on the joy and let the pain go as best they can.

Hey, applause, applause to you, too. I enjoyed your every day posts. Thanks! Enjoy your holiday, now.

Kendra said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll put in my post later today.

As for the Tylenol...I'm also hesitant to use meds, especially in the girls, but Tylenol is pretty low key and it may offer him quite a bit of relief. It won't get rid of the pain completely, but it will take the edge off and let him be more comfortable. During The Baby's marathon teeth cutting months, she was getting Tylenol almost constantly. Not really, of course, but she would get 2-3 doses a day. At the doctor's suggestion, too.

Anonymous said...

LOL great answers! I can't sneak up on anyone for the same reason. You can hear me coming at 50 paces lol.

KaLu said...

OMG you too!!!! this weeks has been like that for me too *cries*
Alondra waking up at 5am crying..alondra not slepping during the day..bitchy...alondra going to sleep at 10ish sometimes 11ish and waking up 20 minutes later crying and of course she still wakes up every 3 hours for her bottle ... i gave her those little teething pills too, i threw away all the tylenols since they were on recall here so no more
i dont why she has to have teeth she we all liked her as she was heehee

bigsoxfan said...

Hi Missy, thanks for the comment re. the pmpkn. Sounds like Conner and he are developing at an even rate as far as sleep times go. Going to sleep on the breast is a bad bad habit as you noted, same with us and we're paying for it, if only because he expects it. Strangely, brother Amara can get him to nap, even though he lacks the necessary equipment. I'm forced to rely on distraction and entertainment until the breasts from which the sleeping medicine come, arrive home.

Your little one's teeth are coming in sooner. That was easy for us, they were late, but came in all at once which made the time in pain shorter. Babies are different is the rule. Oh well, both of ours are healthy and happy, I'll take the rest in stride. Time to do the hard thing and get him to go back to sleep on his own. Dreading this.. Best of luck with teething and thanks again. Mark and Erdene.

Cass said...

LOL @ you not eating something off the floor- I think of dirt as a spice. ;)

I love the French Mkt Bag pattern!

Leslie Shelor said...

We don't get a chance to try to eat something off the floor here; a dog will swoop in and snatch it before anyone gets a chance!

Secret Leaves said...

Tee hee! Your facts are funny. Especially #5.


PS. I vote for the Squatty Sidekick.

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