Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am frustrated.

I have never spent 2 hours at the opticians, especially when there is nothing wrong with me and my prescription didnt change.

I also do not like the optician. I think he is a sleazy, stuck up frat boy that never grew up.

Our apt was for 835am. I didnt think it would be that bad, even though nap time is at 9am. I figured we would be home by 930am at the latest. I mean seriously, how long can it take to look at some letters on a board. Well they didnt see us til 915am, ridiculous. Then they kept fitting other people in around us. Poor Henry was ever so good but obviously aggravated that he wasnt asleep. He past out on the way home, instantly. We didnt get home util 1045am. Ridiculous.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Annual check up...

One week its the baby, the next week the dog. We always debate Mojo's age but he is probably around 10 or 11 years old. And boy did the vet keep going on about his getting on in age, so I guess poor old Mojo is officially an old dog.

Things wrong with growing old:
His hair is starting to shed and not grow back, resulting in bald patches.
He has cataracts and may very well go blind. On the upside, it will only be partial blindness. How the vet knows this, I dont know.
He has a degenerative bone disorder with his hips and arthritis and needs two full strength aspirin a day.
Somehow he still has heartworm, despite the other vet telling us it was all gone. Due to his age, the only thing to do to rid him of heart worm is to keep giving him the Inteceptor and hope it goes away.
As a result of the heartworm, or possibly sinus issues (vet didnt know the answer to this one) he has a hacking cough, for which nothing can be done. It sounds like he is going to vomit every hour or so. Though it is worse in the mornings I suppose, so it could very well be a sinus issue.

On the positive side of things, perhaps, he will apparently live a long time. Perhaps, because I hate for him to suffer. Though he seems spritely now, so hopefully his hips arent hurting him too much in general.

Makes me not want to grow old. I already have sore knees and a bad neck and shoulders...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

4 month check up

Henry had his 4 month check up today. I was sort of dreading it because it was at 9am and he is usually crying for his nap by 845am. So we fed him a little earlier than usual and I cycled to the doctors so that he would nap on the way there, which he did. He was happy flirting with the girls at the desk, of course. He was happy waiting for the doctor (what brilliant person thought to put a mirror in the doctors room!?!). He was happy for the visit with the doctor. He didnt even cry when he had the medicine drops, not even for the first shot, but about a minute after the nurse stuck the needle in his second leg, all hell broke loose! He was just too tired by that stage. He cried, properly, for a good few seconds then his face went back to its normal colour and all was well. He slept on the ride home, even slept in the post office and he is asleep now. I have had a lovely long, hot shower and am going to enjoy the day of him sleeping it off. Im going to sit down and knit as Im get more and more excited, the closer I get to finishing his blanket.

Weight: 13lbs 13 oz
Height: 25.3 inches
Head Circumference: 43cm

Which begs the question, why do they do the length in Imperial units, but the head in metric?

Doctors comments, very very healthy baby!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It is still Tuesday!

How is it still Tuesday! Today seems like an eternity!

Im totally loving being a stay at home Mum this week, but only because I feel on top of my game. And that is only because H is sleeping 2-3 hours a morning in his bed, enabling me to get all of my work done, and a little house work. You gotta love a clean house and a happy Mummy!

We have done so much today, I cannot believe it is still Tuesday, not that I ever believed it was Tuesday in the first place!

Anyway, Im trying to be more healthy today, so Im having an apple with my (nightly) Reese's peanut butter cup today! For a girl that does not like chocolate, I sure have eaten a lot of chocolate since H was born.

Oh dear. I just realised why I am so spritely at 8pm in the evening! I had caffeine today for the first time in several years! I had a chai tea at the coffee shop this afternoon, I wonder when that will wear off!

Sods Law

Alcohol takes 60-90 minutes to get out of your system so you are good to feed you baby. Last night was the second night since last October (2009) that I had an alcoholic drink. I had about 1/3 glass wine with my dinner as a special treat. I drank the most of it around 745-8pm but had the last sip at 830pm. Last night was the only night H woke up at 9pm and wanted feeding. I managed to stretch him to 940pm before feeding him and downed water like there was no tomorrow in the mean time. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a nice glass of wine. Im not complaining though, he now sleeps 6pm til 7am with a sleep feeing at 10pm. Awesome!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Panic averted

Yes, H had a cold because he is back to his non-napping, chatting giggling self. At least I know I wasnt going crazy, he was definitely different. But all is well now.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mystery solved

I believe my little man has a little bit of a cold. He had some crusty lines under his nose this morning, leading me to believe it was snotty during the night. I think this would account for the increased sleeping. I dont want to get used to it, because I think its on its way out as the naps today have been just a little bit shorter, but last night he slept from 615pm until 715am, no during the night feeds!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our trip to the beach

These are from our trip to the beach in September... H is much (much) bigger than this now.

I dont say this often enough, but my husband is a fantastic photographer.

Monday, November 8, 2010


There has been a transformation in Henry this weekend. Im not going to lie to you, it has (had) me a little worried and I have checked that he was breathing several times; something I havent done since he was a newborn. He went from being a baby that maybe slept an hour a day, to sleeping 3 or 4 hours straight and only waking up because we woke him up. He went from being a baby that was foaming at the mouth for milk 2 3/4 hours after the last feed to going four hours between feeds and only eating because I made him.

Mummy is a little concerned; but getting by (with a very clean house and a well fed tummy - for a change!).

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy (belated) Halloween

Skeletor, Ruler of the Universe! Oh wait, was that He Man? I really should get my cartoon characters straight before trying to impersonate one.

I know my mum is bias, but am I not just the cutest baby boy in the whole entire world!!!