Saturday, September 29, 2012

My stinkpot

Guppy.  What am I going to do with that little stinker?  He is always mixing things up in the sleep department.

In the past month, Guppy has transitioned from 2 naps per day to 1 nap per day.  Prior to this transition, he was taking 2 ninety minute naps.  But then he started refusing the second nap, and he was getting super cranky by the end of the day.  After a few weeks of trying desperately to get him to take his afternoon nap, I gave up.  I decided to start putting him down for 1 nap around noon instead.

At first, everything was wonderful.  He went straight to sleep, and most days he was out for about 2 hours.  But then he started waking up after a mere hour.  And now he is taking 1 thirty minute nap per day.  I just can't figure it out.  He wakes up at exactly the 30 minute mark and will not go back to sleep - trust me.  I have tried ignoring him.  He will literally scream his head off for an entire hour.  But when I finally get him out of bed, he is happy as a clam.  He'll play the rest of the day with nary a peep.  He actually seems well-rested, which is just bizarre. 

This 30 minute nap business isn't new to us.  From the time Guppy was 2 months old until he was about 6 months old, he would only sleep for 30 minutes per nap.  It was exhausting.  And during that time, he always seemed well-rested and happy.  I am not sure if it is just some weird developmental stage or what, but I desperately wish that he would give his mama a little break. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Look who is trying to walk...

Guppy has taken a sudden interest in his push walkers lately.  He is getting better everyday.  Is it horrible to admit that I don't want him to learn to walk yet?  I love him little and snugly and in my arms.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Skin woes

I seem to be having some weird skin problems lately.  Everyday, I wake up to a new or worsening problems.  I have tried to get an appointment with a dermatologist, but I can't get in until mid-October, which is very frustrating.  Fucking dermatologists.

It all started a few months ago (the beginning of summer, I think).  The skin on the tip of my right index finger started to peel.  The skin just seemed really super duper dry.  Of course, I couldn't stop picking at the flaky skin, and before I knew it, the tip of my finger was raw and sore. A few weeks later, the same thing happened to my thumb.  I bought an emollient cream, and started liberally applying it.  But then my hand started getting all these bumps all over it.  I guess I was having an allergic reaction to the lotion?  So, I stopped using that cream and switched over to pure lanolin.  I no longer have the little bumps, but the skin on my fingertips still feels dry and they continue to peel.  To make matters worse, the  tip of middle finger and ring finger have started to peel too.  Basically, my right hand is a total disaster.  John often tells me I have leprosy.  He is supportive like that.

Then last week I noticed that I had two very small bumps on the bridge of on my nose.  They were tiny and red.  I figured they were little pimples or something and just let it go.  But of course, it got worse.  I now have about 10 tiny little red dots in my nose.  They don't hurt or itch.  So I started using Noxema on nose every night.  After 4 days, they look exactly the same.  It is consuming me!  I stare at them in the mirror all freaking day.

In summary, I am a total mess.  I have to put a bag over my head and gloves on my hands to leave the house. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Porgie and her baby

Porgie is a great big sister.  She loves Guppy wholeheartedly.  I can always count on her to help me with the baby, which I never expected.  When Porgie was a baby, life was hard because of the steep learning curve (we were new parents and didn't know what to expect).  When Izzy was a baby, life was still very hard because both kids were so little (Porgie was only 17 months old when we brought Izzy home).  But this time?  Life is so much easier with a baby.  Instead of adding to the chaos, Porgie makes life easier.  She can carry the baby.  She can help me feed him.  She plays with him.  She dresses him up in Halloween costumes so that he can join in on the fun too...

  Guppy is very lucky to have her.  And so am I

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The new shoes...

When I seen these shoes, I instantly loved them.  John told me that they looked like toddler shoes and that I should keep shopping.  But I just kept coming back to them.  So I bought them.  And I have to say, I love them.  They are so colorful and fun.  I am thinking about buying another pair in a different color.