Friday, January 15


I really have no clue what I'm about to write about, but I like to post a little something at least daily, so here's your daily dose of babbling.

The Haiti thing has me bumming. And then my husband said something so insensitive about it last night, I about punched him. Let's just say I'm quite a bit more liberal than he is, and more humanistic/idealistic, so we often disagree. But this was a new low, even for him. Jerk. Edited to add: It wasn't racial, which is what this sounded like. More about how we couldn't afford to send $100 mil in aid when our country was in a recession. I had to explain to him that Haiti poor is a completely different poor than America poor. Through clenched teeth.

My lovely daughter is still having major sleep issues, and I hit the wall with it last night. I am so totally done with hours to get to sleep, no staying asleep, sleeping next to me, on top of me, sleeping with toes in my side, etc. I need her in her own bed, thankyouverymuch.

No restriction still in bandland. One more week, and I'll hope that I get at least closer. Anyone else with a 14cc band? If so, when did you hit restriction? (Yes, I know it's individual, I'm just curious.)

I do have a three-day weekend coming up, and if all goes as planned, I might even get the house to myself Monday while DH goes to the auto show and the kids go to daycare. I can't even begin to describe how exciting that is to me. I spend every waking moment (and hell, every sleeping moment right now, too) either working or with a kid glued to me. It's a bit tiresome. I love my kids, but I need some time to veg in my own space.

And on that note, I am outta here!


  1. Boy, do I know how you feel having a kid glued to you all day long. And the sleeping issues - oy vey.

    My 8-month-old was a rock star sleeper (my other two were train wrecks in that department) and I was soooooo grateful, soooooo excited to finally have a baby who slept.

    Then last week - as I was recovering from surgery - she decided to start getting up once or twice. We indulged her for a few nights until last Friday she was up FIVE times in one night. Now, I had given her some motrin in case she had teething pain, she was very well fed, had already pooped and wasn't too hot or cold. She just woke up and wanted company.

    So on Saturday night I popped a Xanax to quell my own anxiety, put her to bed and let her cry. She fussed, slept a little, woke up and fussed again, then slept till 8 am. Each night the crying has lessened and the sleep has lengthened. She wakes up happy as a lark and delighted to see me.

    I know there's a ton of debate about whether cry-it-out is cruel and unusual. I don't think it is. This is my third baby and I've had to do it once or twice with all of them at one point or another because otherwise they just kept waking up every hour.

    Anyway, that's just my experience. (And now you have a babbling commenter!) Regardless of what you do, I wish you a good night's sleep sooner rather than later. Hang in there.

  2. Ack - having kids by your side day in day out 24/7 can be wearing. Mine are still on hols, though my youngest at 9 is not a baby any more. I really get this. Chin up, darl. It does end. x

  3. Oh, I feel you, Amy.
    I am so glad for you that you are getting a needed break.
    Thanks for the continued support on my blog, you know I love your blog too!!

  4. i hope you are sleeping today or vegging on the sofa. i hear you on the kid thing. the princess has night terrors. i hate to jinx it but we have actually gone 4 days now with undisturbed sleep.

    i used to say to my friends that i have it "harder" since i am alone and don't have another person to take the night shift. they have beat into my head that their husbands don't help as much as i assume they do. lol.

    i have a 14cc band. i am at 6cc and i feel restriction. that took 3 fills.