I'm dead tired every day, which puzzles me because I'm sure I am getting a sufficient amount of sleep (hell- what does that even mean anymore!?) So, I'm going to write this post in bullet points cause it's all I've got the energy for anyway!
- I am sooo over getting up at night to feed Avery. KK was helping me every other night- and by helping I mean creating more headache for me. Bless his heart, he would faithfully do his night-time bottle feeding every other night... but for some reason, Avery would not fall back to sleep after eating from him, and I would end up having to take over and rock her back to sleep- which completely defeated the purpose of sharing this chore. So now I am on night duty, every night, by choice. I would rather get up and feed her for 30 minutes vs. have to spend 45 minutes on top of feeding her the bottle to get her settled back into bed. That clever baby must know her Daddy is NOT a middle of the night person... but don't worry, people. I negotiated him putting both girls to bed in exchange for me getting up in the middle of the night to feed :)
- So my question is: When is Avery going to stop requiring a bottle at night? I am sure by now Ali was snoozing all night long.. and the doc said when she stops sucking down every drop she is ready- but we haven't gotten there yet.
- We have started Avery on rice cereal- and by started I mean that I force-feed the poor child a couple of runny spoonfuls, only to have her gag and spit it all back out. Her tongue movement is getting better- but I am getting the hint she does not enjoy the stuff- so what do I do now? My first child sucked everything down that was put in front of her- so I am at a loss!
- Ali has recently acquired a love of calling everyone by their first name. Case in Point: the other night, on her way to bed, I told her to "give Daddy a mooch"... she turned around and said: "Wuv You, Kris!" ...and Monday, when I walked into her classroom at school to pick her up she looked right at me and said" Oh hi, Kelli. How are you today?" I mean seriously! The kid is 2 !
- Although my bullet list does contain a good amount of complaining, I really am content in my life. I enjoy my job because I get a chance to see my friends, be an adult, connect with my students, and be on a schedule, which I so need. I also love the time with my children- and working has caused me to prioritize my time with them vs. slaving around the house.