Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Whiny Babies and Winter Storms

First of all, Faith is feeling better!

Mommy, I want a piggy back ride, not a stupid picture!

Cordelia isn't doing as well and is still under the weather. She was never seriously sick (just a 101 fever and clear runny nose), but a slight fever is lingering and it's kicking both of our butts.

Why are YOU complaining? I'm the sick one!
I get that look a lot.

Anyway, even though Faith is doing better, I'm still running on fumes because Cordelia isn't sleeping well. I can't tell if she's not sleeping because she's sick or because of some larger sleep issue, but I guess it doesn't really matter. I like to tell myself it's just because she's sick so I don't have this reaction when she cries at 3am after being up at 12am and 2am.




It's funny that I was complaining that she was getting up every 3 hours at night and now I'd be excited if she slept for that long. Babies are all about teaching perspective.

How about I teach you to not block the TV?

I'm pretty sure my current IQ is only barely above the guideline for functional adult due to the lack of sleep. Just today I "lost" my access card to Faith's school and spent 30 minutes searching for it (it was in my car, where it always is) and I have no idea where my cell phone is at this exact time. This is why I can't have nice things.

Keep that in mind when I show you my latest parenting innovation: Have a toddler who won't stop picking at the broken skin around their chapped nose and lips? Kitten mittens, but for toddlers!


Too bad it's not nearly as funny on a toddler.

What has that woman done to me?

What am I supposed to do with these things?

L.L.Bean? Really, Mommy...would it kill you to spring for some Baby Gap?

That kept her from picking at herself for a whole 15 minutes so now we're back to my incessant pestering of her to just freaking stop it already. It's OK, she can't hear my nagging over the near constant whining and fussing from the baby.

Basically, it's been one of those days when I should just email my husband in case he's expecting a clean house and hot dinner when he comes home tonight:



We are supposed to get 5-8 inches of snow tomorrow, but it's currently 52 degrees so I'm not a believer. But the storm has a name, so you know has to be legit.


What is your favorite winter storm name?



I'm really torn between Gandalf and Xerxes.

38 comments:

  1. If it makes you feel better, I recently freaked out that I had lost my phone while talking to my husband on said phone. And my kid has been sleeping through the night for months, so I have no excuse.

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    1. I hope he enjoyed laughing at you for that. :)

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    2. I have done this. Shameful but true.

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  2. Faith looks so much better. And I'm still mad with her doctor - fatuous nincompoop!

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  3. oo no way, I was going to say Gandalf and Xerxes, I must have picked up some crazy mind connection while reading this.

    Glad Faith is feeling better, hopefully Cordelia will follow suit and you can log some real zzzs

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    1. I would shank someone for 5 hours of sleep.

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  4. Wait, you can just name it a letter? That changes everything!

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    1. But they don't specify if it's Q from Star Trek or James Bond.

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  5. I like Euclid because it sounds like my maiden name. sort of.
    not really.

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  6. i like yogi.

    i think philly is missing this storm, thankfully. wtf...it's march?!?!

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  7. Glad Faith is feeling better. I'm still pissed at your doctor. What an idiot.

    I'm not betting on the snow either. They said 8-12 inches here. I'll believe it when I see it. That being said, if I wake up to some snow, I will not be unhappy, I'd like to see some this year. But I'd also like the kid to go to school. Too bad I can't have both.

    Oh and Magnus is my fav.

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  8. I'd vote for Khan. That way when the power goes out you can hollar, "Khaaaan!" a la Capt. James T. Kirk.

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  9. The storm also has a nickname, which makes it extra legit. Also I need it more than I've ever needed anything so I don't appreciate your trash talk. But the mittens are pretty funny on Faith.

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  10. Would be Gandalf but my daughter's name is Helen.

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  12. We put kitten mittens on Charlie one time. He just flattened himself. Party pooper.

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  13. Glad Faith is doing better - yay for antibiotics. Will she tolerate some aquaphor on her chapped nose? Pharmacist recommended :)

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  14. Q.

    C'mon, you know the other meteorologists are just phoning in their jobs as well - the guy who did Q just didn't make a thing out of pretending to work.

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  15. This is so different from Alyssa's blog.

    I type junk here, and bang, presto, willie wonka, magic, it appears IMMEDIATELY.

    It must be because you live in a high tech area, unlike Alyssa who is in some rural backwater.

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  16. Q sounds so menacing for a storm. It's just a letter so it must be bad!

    Did Faith start beating you with the kitten mittens and that's why you had to take them off?

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  17. Those are the winter storm names?! We are totally getting jipped on hurricane names. I think they'd be way more fun to go through if they were named Khan. Then you have the whole Wrath of Khan to work with there. Or, you can say things like, "BY THE POWER OF ZEUS!"
    You got it good up there.

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  18. I'm going with "Zeus". Nobody fucks with a Zeus.

    On the spam thing. My favorite ones are from the men that say that American women are horrible and that all American men need to get an Asian woman. Super. Egg rolls and noddles for dinner kids.

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  20. Two questions, #1: What was Faith watching? and #2: When will you come to Instagram?

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    1. Super Why, always Super Why.

      I think you need a smart phone for Instagram and I can't be trusted with nice things.

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  21. Love the comments on the spam comment--I think it's good you leave those up.

    At least Faith is better! And I like Zeus and think the one-letter names sound good and ominous.

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  22. So I've been in hiding but still stalking you. The reference to kitten mittens makes me smile so much you have no idea. Cordelia's facial expression is very Faith-like. I also read a blog post and was so mortified and thought of you for a very particular reason so I had to venture over here.

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  23. Gandolf is a pretty bad ass storm name. My sister-in-law just had a baby, and between her stories and your stories of little sleep/crying & sick babies/poopy diapers, child rearing keeps getting pushed back for me. You guys are my heroes:)

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