Friday, May 04, 2007

In the land of oozing green snot and pterodactyls

If you were to ask me where I've been the past week, that would be my answer. Both of these ever-so-lovely conditions belong to my sweet, dear babe, Eloise. She began the week hating the whole world, so it seemed, shrieking at the top of her lungs at every chance she got. It was super fun. The only thing that made it MORE fun? The insane night wakings and green snot brought on by a cold (FYI, cold germs, it's MAY. Go away already!).

We hardly got out of the house at all this week, as well, due to the aforementioned afflictions. On Tuesday we finally met Melissa and her adorable boys for play time at a park and then pizza. We see each other so rarely these days that it feels like there are hours and hours of catching-up that we cram in to thirteen second segments while wrangling four children total. On Thursday Matt was sweet enough to stay home in the morning to give me some much-needed rest after a night of little to no sleep out of my sicky-pants babe. Isn't that wonderful of him? If that wasn't enough he took care of the girls the whole night so Melissa and I could take a shopping trip to Old Navy and have burgers at Red Robin (yum!). And can I just say, although my body-- specifically my belly-- is not at all how I would like for it to look, man was I excited to fit (barely) in to a pair of size 10 capris!!! Woo hoo, me!!! It's so weird, though, to have like this whole extra bag of flesh just hanging from my midsection. And oh, so attractive. The ladies on my message board and I love to joke about the "muffin top" and yeah, you know what I'm talking about if you've ever had a child!

Let's see. Iris' potty training is still going strong! That has been wonderful. As with most advancements with children it's slow-going, but we're getting there. We finished the end of three full weeks in undies 100% during the day and about 50% at night and she's had maybe 5 or 6 accidents. Not so bad.

Eloise is still amazingly close to crawling and can pull herself up to standing now, as well! I've finally put my mattress back on the floor because even though I listen very, very closely to the monitor while she's napping I still mostly catch her literally millimeters away from falling off of the bed after she's woken up. I hate having the mattress on the floor, but such is the life of co-sleeping!

That's all I've got for tonight!


  1. Ahhh...mattresses on the floor. Very practical, but not the prettiest. But, who cares. As long as baby grows up without twitching from all fo the falls! LOL! We have slept with our mattress on the floor for several years and just recently graduated back onto our beautiful cherry, sleigh-bed frame. For a time, we had 2 beds on the floor, pushed together to accomodate our little cuddlers that would come and join us in the middle of the night. :-) I hope everyone is back to good health soon!

  2. Good for you on the size 10's! I totally feel you on the muffin top thing. I've sort of made my peace with mine. Sort of.

    We still have our mattresses on the floor-I tend to fantasize about bedroom sets... But it works for us right now, so hey.

    And glad to hear you got out for mama's time! I hope Eloise is feeling better soon!


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