Friday, April 07, 2006

Sick or not?

This has been one ODD week for T2.

He woke up with a stuffy nose on Monday. By Monday night he wouldn't sleep, and acted like his throat was hurting. I gave him a decongestant (approved by the doctor's office) and some ty*lenol and he went to sleep and slept until the concoction wore off...then he screamed until I gave him more. By Tuesday he was less stuffy, but his nose was running. On Wednesday he was pretty much back to normal in the nose department. He slept through the night, and then slept most of the day away at daycare on Thursday. Last night when I put him down for his before-supper nap, he slept right through it and woke up this morning promptly at 4:30, dashing any hopes I had of sneaking out of the room and getting a shower before work without him. At 5:45, he DEMANDED he be fed in no uncertain terms. Thank goodness for grandmothers or I would have been totally frazzled before I even got to work.

When I dropped him off at daycare this morning I informed her of our morning. He was changed, dressed, and fed. I also told her he should be ready for a nap. It doesn't get any better than that.

I'm thinking he's going through a growth spurt.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

April Showers

We have been having typical April weather here. It's warmer outside, but it's raining. It rained all day today in fact. Next month I want to see LOTS of flowers!

I was late for work today. R was home, which is a big deal because he's an OTR truck driver and normally is away from the house for 5 days at a time. He was playing with the baby while I was getting ready for work and decided he was going to feed him. Rather than waste energy needed to hastily get my things together so I can get out the door at a reasonable time, I grumbled something incoherent and found a bib. Several small mishaps later (one of them involving a pacifier dropped on the backseat of the car on the way to daycare) I lost 5 irreplacable minutes that in turn made me 5 minutes late to work.

I don't know if I'm blaming R or if it's just the mere fact that he was home when he normally isn't that totally overturned my schedule. Whatever it is, I'm glad he went back to work tonight. And I'm doubly glad that his mom will be up tomorrow to take T1 to school.

On a much more pleasant note, T2 slept through the night last night without requiring me to stand on my head under the crib searching in the dark for the pacifier. I think the only other time he has done this was at 8 weeks old, when he suddenly stopped waking in the middle of the night to take a bottle.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I have decided that Daylight Savings Time (DST) isn't very fun with an infant. I didn't care much for losing an hour of sleep before I had T2, but now it really STINKS! Imagine if you will needing to be at work by 6:30 am and leaving the house an entire HOUR earlier than normal. Now imagine hauling 2 kids out of bed and dropping them off 2 different places for daycare. And one of these kids is an infant. Yeah. Loads of fun. And to top things off T2 didn't sleep for more than 2 hours straight Sunday night, and that 2 hours happened before I even thought about going to bed.

I think he's teething again. His nose is stuffy and he has been generally cranky. Other than that though he's eating well (we just started 3rd foods without any problems) and has figured out how to roll from his back to his tummy with increasing ease. Now maybe I can get a few more Z's since some of his waking at night was due to the fact that he was rolling onto his back and was unable to roll back to his tummy. (Yes, my child sleeps on his tummy, note that I have to be AT WORK by 6:30 am every morning. Sleep is important to me).