Monday, October 19, 2009

Why Am I Awake Again?

It's 4am. Technically I woke up at 3. Although the baby is still sound asleep. I made the mistake of going to bed at 8:30. I admit I was exhausted, but in retrospect, not the best idea. Whenever I go to sleep too early, I have a tendancy to wake up too early and not be able to fall back asleep. My mind was just going too fast, and there were too many not so pleasant things running through my brain so I decided to grab my laptop and retreat into the internet.

The weekend has been good. Chuck and I sat down and came up with a 2 week meal plan on Saturday. Since over the last few weeks we have eaten sporadically and mostly junk food/fast food. Which is soo not healthy. I decided I was tired of it and I started making a meal plan like our daycare does for snack. Except I couldn't figure out how to use Excel properly so I just downloaded a template online, and when Chuck woke up I showed him and he was like "no no no.. let me make one for you" cause he's a whiz at Excel. Anyway it turned out beautifully (way better than the template I had) and he started to really get into the planning thing and we came up with a lovely menu for ourselves. A lot of healthy things, and everything on it is perfect for Skyler as well.

So after making our menu we went grocery shopping and bought enough food for basically the entire month and we set to work. Yesterday was waffles (homemade with the waffle iron & batter made from scratch) with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. So tasty. We had scheduled it as brunch because on Sundays we tend to sleep in a bit. So after our brunch we went to the Y to go swimming/have a playdate with a friend and her baby. Skyler loved it of course and took a 3 hour nap after while Chuck and I made dinner. We made a roast, with carrots, onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, with dinner rolls. It was so delicious. When Sky woke up he had some mashed potatoes which he loved eating and playing with. I gave him a bowl full just so he could mush them around with his fingers.

Then we watched a bit of tv and I went to bed super early. Which pretty much leads me to right now. Quite boring when I see it all typed out like that. Haha. Oh except today is the 19th, and that means it is exactly one month until my little monster turns a whole year old! Insanity I tell you. Where did my itty bitty baby go? He is already walking around the house, oh and he has a new word, "Nee". It's cute sometimes it sounds like he is saying "I need you" when he is lying in his crib. He is pulling himself up all over the place now, and he is trying his hardest to crawl. He is getting there too. I am exhilerated/terrified! How quickly it goes by.

In terms of seizures, I haven't noticed anything that would lead me to believe his little excitement flails are anything serious. He still is only doing them one at a time, and only when he is excited it seems. Obviously we will continue to monitor it, and as his neuro said, if it's infantile spasms they will get progressively worse over two weeks. I imagine we will notice that and take immediate action if that happens. Gotta love having a child with special needs. I suppose this will make me very well prepared for the next child, typical or not. At least I will know what signs I am looking for if anything ever does happen. (At least in terms of SOD & seizures)

Oh and while we were at the Y we signed Skyler up for the waiting list on the Lil' Dippers class. It's a swim class for babies - 5 year olds, where you get them used to the water, and they sing songs and play games and show you how to teach your child different techniques in the water. It should be lots of fun. I think Chuck would probably even come with us. We signed up for the day that has the shortest waiting list, Wednesday at 11:15am. There are twelve people before us. The other days had like 25 people so hopefully this won't take years to get into or something.. Either way we are going to continue taking him swimming on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

He is just too cute.


Corrie Howe said...

He is a cutie. I think swimming classes for him are a great idea. Hopefully you'll get in soon. My oldest and I took swimming lessons when he was an infant, also at the Y.

Stacie said...

I'd love to get Laney into swimming lessons too. We have an aquatic center about 2 miles from our house. I need to look into it.

I hope you at least feel rested (even though you were awake so early).

Making a meal plan is a good idea.

Karen said...

Man, that roast sounds good about now. I haven't had a good home cooked meal in a week. The kids have been sniffly and we had a ton of appointments so we've been living out of the freezer.

I should so do meal planning.