Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Boring Update

Way to reel you in with a post title, right?

1. Edie laughed again yesterday at First Weeks and boy does it make my day. I can literally coast on one laugh for an entire afternoon it's so cool. Some of us were hanging out after class feeding or changing our kids and while I was changing Edie on the floor she started laughing at me. It was particularly cool to have witnesses to the event. Then she gave me a tiny little giggle this afternoon. I can't wait until it becomes more frequent.

2. Edie is the captain of the drool team. She also has a subtle rash on her cheeks and neck/chest area. I took her to the pediatrician yesterday for him to look at the rash and he looked at it and asked, "Has she started drooling?" and I looked at him weird because DUDE does she drool. She went from no drool whatsoever to soaking the front of her onesie in a 30 minute period in the last week or so. Apparently the drool is drying out her skin a little and giving her a minor rash. While this is slightly shameful at least it's not worrying...

3. Some of my favorite Moms from First Weeks and I have decided to start a casual Mom's group of our own. I'm hosting the first get together this Monday. My friend Deb has a daughter Alison that's a week older than Edie and yesterday we had them sit across from each other on the floor and they really noticed the other for the first time. One would smile at the other and that would make the other smile back and so on. It was hilarious. It should be fun to have them over on Monday and do more of that. Plus, it means I won't have to take Edie in the torture mobile - aka the car.

4. I think I hate PEPS. I'm so BORED by the meetings, but I keep going because I keep hoping it'll get better. I hate how formal the meetings are and how weird the leader gets about getting "off topic" and I hate how everyone in my group is a size 0 after having a baby and I hate how we have to sing and I hate that the Moms have pretentious names and live in fancy beautiful houses even though they're 27 and I hate that none of them have to go back to work except me and wow am I rude. The thing is, they all seem like VERY nice women and I have nothing against them personally. I just think they aren't "my people". I like the sarcastic, funny Moms I've met in First Weeks so much more. In First Weeks we complain about losing the baby weight and how our kids won't take naps, but at PEPS they say things like "My baby always falls asleep on her own after I put her in her crib." and "Babies should never be awake for more than 2 hours consecutively." and then I think to myself, "Really? Last I checked my baby wasn't a robot and I couldn't program her to fall asleep on cue and nap at regularly scheduled intervals." I always leave wondering if they're telling the truth or if Edie is the most high maintenance baby of all time for needing to be lulled to sleep before being put to bed for the night.

5. I think tomorrow night I might try putting Edie to sleep in her own room for the night for the first time. I think she's ready, but embarrassingly, I love waking up and just looking over to see her sleeping face any time I want and I've put off moving her into her own room for this reason. That and it's super easy to feed her in the night when she's right next to me... but now that she only needs one early morning feeding, I think it's time for her big girl crib. Wish me luck...

5 comments:

Kathleen said...

I think those PEPS moms are probably going through the exact same things that you are, except they are all competing for best baby prize and are faking perfection. You win for real world mom. Tell it like it is, right?

Erianna said...

I vote for leaving her in the room with you for exactly the reason you said: it's so nice to wake up and gaze at them when they are sleeping. It's pretty much the reason you can go on loving them during the rough times...cause they are just so darn angelic when sleeping <3

Mandy Buchan said...

Jill, we're so proud of you. What a good mom. You should play with my friend Wenmei, she has a newborn girl (well...newish, I think she's four months) and 2 year old boy. She can hang with your "real mom" vibe. http://raisinghill.blogspot.com/

Lindsey said...

Those PEPS moms don't sound like my people either. How did the crib experiment go? We still have Marina in the bed with us and I completely understand how you feel about waking up and having your girl right there. But the time is coming for us as well and we plan to go with the crib over Thanksgiving weekend. You had asked me about Marina's mobile and yes, it does seem to really get her attention and hold her interest. Since she began paying attention to it, she spends much more time just chilling in her crib quietly.

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