Sometimes I get down, thinking that the only way I can control the way I eat is to strictly control it. If I think, Okay, you can have something sweet, I am already halfway through the giant bag of gummy candy. It feels like garbage. The IBD-AID diet is helping me feel like I am not garbage, but … More The Distant Allure of Control
We are sleep training again, using the gradual extinction method, again. Wait, scratch that. We WERE sleep training again, using the gradual extinction method, again, until E and I got colds. Colds tend to wipe out any progress we make — or at least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It’s either that or … More To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Aye, there’s the BITE, BITE OW OW I BIT MYSELF MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
I get irrationally proud of myself when I accomplish a small task, say, like ferrying cash to the bank and depositing it successfully. Like, in the movie of life, I am not Uncle Billy. I brought money to the bank. It’ll be withdrawn almost immediately to pay for tree treatments* but, still. The money. Is … More Small Successes for This Week
SLEEP Guess who started sleeping through the night consistently? It lasted for two whole weeks. Then E had a session of botox and phenol to loosen his leg muscles, and boy, were they tight, and suddenly — no more night sleeping. He gets up every two-three hours or so. I’m hoping this is a side … More Kid Update
Yes, a good thing has been happening: E is sleeping through the night regularly. And by sleeping through the night, I mean he sleeps for 8-10 hours without waking up. And by regularly, I mean more than two nights in a row. And now that I have typed all that, I want to delete it. … More But there was a good!
Yep, Still Bad Still not prepared for the bad days when they come. E’s sleep has gotten worse, not better — we’re in week two of nights where A and I get a few hours of sleep each, an hour at a time, and E sleeps on us. It is bad, it is bad, it … More Bad Days
O HAI YOU MAY REMEMBER MY BABY WHO DOES NOT SLEEP Once again, Baby E (or maybe I should transition to just plain E, or maybe Little E? He laughs when we say “little” these days) has not been sleeping well. We don’t know why. The neurologist can’t really say, though he did raise E’s … More So tired. Soooo tired.
I am happy to say that I have solved the age-old conundrum: the answer is ALWAYS sleep. (Short-sleepers, you can kiss my ass. Then you can travel way back in time and sleep with my ancestors — that’s BONE, not actual ZZZs sleep — so I too can possess your miraculous genes. Get thee hence, jerkos) … More Cake or sleep?
The Ferbane of my existence Sleep-training is going horribly. We aren’t sure if we’re going to try it past the first night. I guess if we wanted confirmation that Baby E. is not and will never be a normal, healthy little dude, this was a good exercise. Some highlights, or lowlights Our clock started at 8:45 … More More Sleep Misadventures
For the love of Pete, sleeeep Baby E. has decided he doesn’t need to sleep more than a couple of hours at a time. Nights have been FUN for the past month. Whether this can be blamed on teething, brain damage/PVL, or some Wonder Weeks developmental leap woo someone made up to make me feel better about … More Sleeplessness and Creativity