Friday, January 11, 2013
After The Short Break
Well here we are. Today is the 11th, and that means Claire is 19 months old today. For all of you who have never had a child before, this is a year and a half plus one month. I haven't posted to the blog in I don't know how long, but maybe when I feel like I have a bit of control over my life, I will fill it up with a bunch of cute photos from Claire's second Christmas.
I have been sick for the last week. Being a breastfeeding mom and sick at the same time means no meds and waking up feeling you might die. Of course I am exaggerating, but I am really envious of all you NyQuil users out there right now. Top it off with a babe that wants to wake up at 3am a couple days in a row, and we have lost all control!
I am a little sad about my New Year's resolutions. One of them was actually to regain control of my life. I think that more means to control Claire's sleeping and eating habits. However, it felt like a rude awakening (although I should not be so surprised) to be reminded that she chooses when she wants to eat and nurse and sleep. Luckily I love her with all my big old heart because this mom hasn't slept longer than 3 hours at a time for almost 2 years now.
Alright, now that I have thrown my own pity party, let us get down to business! Danny has been on a break from school. He is between semesters and has had extra time to spend with the family. Danny bought us tickets to Disneyland for Christmas and we wanted to go sometime in January before he started school back up. We had it all booked to go last week, but Claire got sick and we thought she wouldn't have a good time so we decided to cancel. Now I am sick, otherwise we would go this coming Monday.
Claire has really gotten into Cinderella the last week or so. I am actually really excited. I am the type of mom that wants to steer clear of stereotypes like little girls all pretend to be princesses, but for some reason, her interest in this classic makes me happy. I think it is a bit of nostalgia poking through. I can basically remember this whole movie and sing along to entertain Claire. The only part that had Danny and I turn our head is when the mice are beginning to make a dress for Cinderella. One of the mice says Leave the sewing to the women! It was a funny little reminder of the time in which this movie was made and left us laughing about how inappropriate that comment would be nowadays.
I hope I feel better soon because I want to take advantage of this break from school that Danny has! There are a bunch of things I would like to get done around the apartment and I would love to squeeze in disneyland next week, too. I will just keep my fingers crossed for now.
Here are a couple things Claire has been doing lately that I don't want to forget:
1. UH OH! Everything is uh oh these days. She worries about anything getting on her hands, or dropping anything, even if it is not a big deal. She was reading Sandra Boynton's book Blue Hat, Green Hat yesterday (the turkey keeps putting his clothes on wrong) and all I could hear was UH OH. I thought something was wrong until I looked to see what she was doing.
2. She thinks burping is so funny. She will walk around patting her babies' backs and let out a little burp! to offer them a bit of relief. After she eats, she often pretends to burp also. Man, what are we teaching her! I guess a good sense of humor. haha!
3. I always find her reading her dad's books. The other morning I walked out to her reading Danny's newest subscription to McSweeny's. She was also recently found reading Existentialism is a Humanism and Confederacy of Dunces. Love her!