Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sadness and Confusion. It's hard being two

We've spent a few days this week with Debbie, who flew in from Texas on Tuesday. She's been staying at my parents house, but my mum's had a very buy week, so although we were over there 3 times, we only saw my dad once, and my mum not at all.

The first two times we arrived at my mum's Sophie said "where's nana?", I told her nama was at work and she looked sad and said "poor nana". The third time it happened she didn't even comment, just shook her head sadly.

We dropped Debbie off at the station on Friday and all the way home Soph was asking about the train, and where it was and where it was going, and she kept talking about "the other mummy". She obviously remembered that Debbie and I shared a name, but she'd forgotten which name it was!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Costochondritis and Concussion

The pain I've had for a few days in my shoulders, neck and back, along with a headache was getting worse not better, and I developed a cough. Yesterday I realised that the pain reminded me of the pain I had back in 2008 when i was fighting infection after infection - costochondritis.

Oh and then after my appointment with a doctor this morning (who said yes, I think so, and gave me anti-inflammatories) I went for a walk with my mum and the kids and a couple of other folk at Forty Hall and managed to walk into a tree branch and give my forehead a great big whack. And I've been a bit dreamy and out if it and generally feeling rough, with a big fat headache too. Think it's only a minor concussion, but that was enough.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

sleep oh sleep

JJ and Sophia have both had a cold for a few days, and I stupidly tried to eat cauliflower (and curly kale) on Wednesday evening to see if JJ could cope with them (going through my milk, to him). Previously it gave him nasty wind, but I was hoping now he was older he'd be ok. All of that has resulted in crazy days and crazier nights.

Last night JJ slept from 8.30pm to 4.50am. Result! Maybe in the next week or two I might manage to claw back some of that lost sleep, though I'm not pinning my hopes on it!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A few days ago Sophia found a ball of tangled, screwed up hair. The sort of thing you might find in the shower after you wash your hair, or after you've combed out a child's plaits.

Anyway, she said "my hair!" and brought it to me quite distraught. She wanted me to help her to put it back on her head! I had to take a very long time explaining to her that hair grows, but then when it's getting too old it falls out and new hairs grow to replace them. She was eventually comforted, and allowed herself to put the ball of hair in the bin.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jaiden is getting very good at moving himself around the room. He's not yet crawling, but he can turn himself about 180 degrees or more by moving himself with his arms. And he's very good at rolling, you never quite know where you'll see him next and he can move in a blink of an eye.

The other day he was lying in the middle of the room and Sophia got her push along car (which she's really getting a bit big for, but enjoys all the same). She started pushing it in a circle around JJ. He was so excited and desperate to see her and what was going on that he started turning himself around in a circle, following her all the time! I'm sure it won't be long before this litle guy finds how to get up on his knees, and then we'll be in for it!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Yum yum, hm, maybe?

JJ started eating real food on Thursday. It was sweet potato. His face was a picture. (I did take photos, but didn't manage to capture that particular expression. Also, the photos are still on the camera, so I will upload them later).

He's had it twice now. He had 6 or 8 spoonfuls the first time, and the second he had 1 1/2 ice cubes worth, I'd say (I cook it up, freeze in ice cube trays and trasfer into a bag once they're frozen. That makes small portions easy, and once he's eating more it makes it easy to mix flavours, taking a cube or two from a couple of bags).

His general opinion seems to be that he's not totally sure of this sweet potato thing, but he'll keep trying this eating thing cos it might get better!
I've not cooked anything else yet, but we have some bananas, so I might try some of that today, or might stick with the sweet potato. With Sophia I gave each food 3 days before I introduced a new one, but I was wondering about doing 2 days this time around. With Sophia I recorded it on the calendar so that I'd remember. I don't currently have one for this year, so... anyone know where I can buy a calender in july?!  A diary might do instead!