So Skyler is 4 for 4 with the potty. Meaning 4 tries, 4 successes. We missed yesterday because I was sick and daddy took care of him for the whole day and I guess daddy isn't down with the potty routine yet or something. But he was back on the potty today after lunch and dinner and he did his business both times without a problem. I haven't changed a poopy diaper in 3 or 4 days, so I'm pretty happy right now.
Still waiting for our table to come in, and still waiting for the other company to come pick up this table that we can't assemble. Sigh. So I have a pile of junk sitting on the floor in my dining room instead of a table. I want to pack up his high chair already and stick his new booster seat at the table. The idea is for us to start eating lunches together as a family, and on the weekends we can have our breakfasts and dinners together too. I mean we would eat together before, but Skyler was always in the high chair and not at the table with us. I can't wait to go grocery shopping and to make some meals to eat at the new table when we finally get it.
I've been feeling weird lately. I know Skyler and I have a cold coming on, but last night I started to get chest/stomach pain. It happened right after I had about a tablespoon of real milk (oops..) obviously this was a bad idea since I'm lactose intolerant. I'm thinking it's some sort of gas pains or something, but it really hurts, I couldn't fall asleep until 3am and even then it was still there when I woke up. It seems to have subsided a bit now, but it still happens every now and then. I'm also apparently really dehydrated, at least I feel that way. Skyler and I both passed out at 3pm today and I didn't wake up until 7!! I thought he was going to wake me up, but I guess we were both so tired. When I woke up it felt like I had been eating cotton balls in my sleep. Yuck.
I'm going to try and drink as much water as I can (without killing myself hopefully) and get some rest. I've been cleaning but the place is so cluttered right now that I can't stand it, and there's not much I can do about it because those people have to come get that box of junk, and my dad has to come pick up the old couch that's taking up my living space but he hasn't returned my call yet. I'm just going to try to ignore the problem for now, maybe do some meditation or some arts and crafts. At school we're making placemats so when we set the table for lunch all the kids and staff have their own placemat. We just need more mactac. I told my partner (the girl I work with) not to mactac mine yet because I want to bring some pictures of Skyler to put on it.
So I placed a request for a bunch of resource books through my local library. Books about teaching children with special needs, that kind of thing. Some of my kids need the extra help and I want to know the best strategies to help them. Also I'm hoping there might be something about teaching blind/visually impaired children as well. Anything that may help me with Skyler is always worth checking out. I'm just waiting for them to call me to let me know the books have come in to the library closest to me. Hopefully they will get them soon. I also discovered my library has online services! I checked out a few ebooks yesterday, some audio and some pdf. Very cool service. Basically you check out the book and then download it and you get 14 days (just like a paper book) to read it or listen to it on your computer. Some of them let you print the whole book, some don't. Some let you put the audio file on your ip.od or whatever. And after 14 days the book is automatically returned for you so there are no late fees. I thought this was pretty neat.
Ever have those moments when you know there are a million things you need to do and yet you just don't feel like doing any of them and so you sit there looking around kind of bored or you go on fa.cebo.ok and do literally nothing? That's how I feel right now. I'm actually tempted to either plug in my external and sort through some old pictures or burn myself a dvd of some old Bu.ffy episodes and sit and watch that. I just can't decide. I already did most of the dishes, and a load of laundry so it's not like I've accomplished nothing today. Plus I worked all morning and took care of Skyler all afternoon. I suppose I should feel pretty good about sitting here relaxing.
I hope you all are well, I'll post some pics of Skyler soon, he just had his NP appt yesterday and he's almost 18 pounds now and he's doing great!