Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Three a.m. blogging


Just call me Typhoid Mary. Tuburculosis Tessie. Chronic Cough Cathy. I'm fucking miserable, which is why I'm up at this ridiculour hour instead of sleeping the sleep of the just and fucking tired. Every time I put my head on the pillow, I hack up a lung. I've already woken up the baby three times and while she's always happy to have a little nosh, my boobs can't take too much of that.

So here I am. Now what? Play solitaire. Think about shit. Nothing is going on that needs to be hashed out, which is nice. Unusual, but nice. I can't find anything to complain about. Again, unusual, but nice.

O's untethered right now and I'm not liking it. I don't think she checks her blood sugars as often when she goes untethered. And I know I've been forgetting to log. Gotta start doing that again. She has an appointment at Joslin at the end of the month and I want to take along a nice stack of log sheets this time. Last time, I had a nice stack and left them sitting on the kitchen table.

Boo figured out how to climb out of her crib today. Fantastic. Guess it's time to get her to sleep in the toddler bed. She's getting so big.

My father and his wife gave the Bug some totally inappropriate toys. The stepmonster is a teacher and gets freebie books from school. That's all fine and good, give them as gifts, but jeez, do you think you could maybe NOT give the not-even-four-month-old a book that has MAGNETS in it? They also gave her a doll with itty bitty shoes and hair bows and a brush. And a Leap Frog barn thing. Stuff that is SO beyond her, it's ridiculous. Most of the stuff is even too old for the Boo, never mind a tiny baby. I was confused when I opened the gifts. It's like the thought she was four years old instead of four months. Weird stuff, man.

Oh, great. In addition to the incessant coughing, I've added non-stop sneezing to the mix. I'm SO calling the doctor and getting the good drugs tomorrow. Fuck this for a game of soldiers.

10 comments:

Allison said...

I hope mine are getting some use... I cringed when I re-read that Boo just turned two after I sent the package. Oops. Hope she's not choking or anything.

In Search Of Balance said...

Feel better soon! Hopefully the meds will put things to rights. Because losing sleep? Really not okay.

I hope tomorrow is a better day. :)

Joke said...

Not sleeping when you have nothing to hash out verily doth give suck.

Fix that! I can't send you stuff if you're dead.

-J.

LauraJ said...

Good morning! Hope the doctors visit turns out okay and you get what you need. I'm headed that way with A today. Poor thing is coughing up a lung too, during the day. When he starts doing that at night it's pnuemonia, not waiting for that to happen!
Don't worry about the inappropriate gifts, it happens to us all the time with relatives. My brother got Aaron some FP imaginative play set. If he KNEW A like I do, he'd know that A does not do imaginative play. Oh well what can you do? Put it up in a bin and you know what? Re-wrap for a Birthday gift for when she's 4! lol.
Now go get some sleep!!

MileMasterSarah said...

Julia,
I hope you start feeling better soon! What a crummy way to spend the holidays!

Mamma Sarah said...

Hope you feel better really soon. Alex just got his first cold from his cousin. Happy Christmas to him. :-(

type1emt said...

Sorry you're sick-that's a sucky holiday.Get well soon.

Erica said...

Ugh (double ugh re the mastitis) - hope you feel better soon and that you got some good drugs! Sleep with a two yr old and a four month old is a priceless commodity...

Lara said...

blarg, i'm sorry you're feeling so yucky. sending you warm and fuzzy thoughts with herbal tea and good drugs. :)

smileymamaT said...

Ack, I just laughed so hard at the Nick Nolte/Separated at Birth photo shoot, my daughter who is now 13 had crazy blond hair that stuck straight up. She would never let me do anything girly to it. People would ask me, did you crimp or perm her hair? (Yah, I did perm a 2-year old's hair, ya dumbass)...I'm sorry you're feeling so very crappy, and that you have an inappropriately-gifting stepmonster (I am gonna be laughing to myself all day)....Perhaps you should ask her if she's ever MET these children???
:) Feel better soon. Sleep till then. (if only we could, eh?)
-T